The Science of Fox News: Why Its Viewers are the Most Misinformed
Authoritarian people have a stronger emotional need for an outlet like Fox, where they can find affirmation and escape factual challenges to their beliefs.
It has been psychologically proven that conservatives seek a strong, central authority figure to blindly follow. Fox Propaganda gives them their “justification” for every repressive policy they push (from theocracy to the police state, domestic espionage, torture, denying equal rights for minorities, women, lgbt folks, and atheists, etc.). http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/200612/the-ideological-animal