Who subscribes to cable news?
A lot of noise about Fox lately but who actually pays for it? The only place I see it and the others like CNN, MNSBC etc is in hotel rooms. Tucker apparently has the highest viewership but even that is like 3 million, or 1% of population.
I do think politicians watch cable news a lot, giving these stations a lot of weight regarding public opinion/ sentiment, which may explain their world views. The younger generation seem to be absorbed by ipads and tictoc etc.
I started the voting with the last option, which is my experience.