The “Fox Geezer” Syndrome

Just to throw something rather silly into the mix in the middle of some heady days politically, here’s this post on how Fox news has made your parents impossible to talk to. (Oh Dad, why can’t you stop watching it? I’m afraid to bring up the weather without hearing about the hoax of global warming…)

Back home, I mentioned to a friend over beers how much Fox my mom and dad watched, and how angry they now were about politics.

“Yours too?!” he said. “I’ve noticed the same thing with mine. They weren’t always like this, but since they retired, they’ve gotten into Fox, and you can’t even talk to them anymore without hearing them read the riot act about Obama.”

I started to wonder how common this Fox Geezer Syndrome was.