There you have it, the typical leftist attitude that if anyone isn't in lock step with them it is just because they aren't as "learned" as them.
Don't get hung up on this. That's one guy, not the perspective of the average progressive. Fact is books are expensive, no one I know except my uncle who works for the LA times and gets sent books for free actually reads even 200 bucks worth of books a month, liberal or democrat. Basically all new books cost 20-40 bucks since they're almost always hardback at first, and I think most people can polish off a book in 4 days or so, so clearly someone whose sole news source would be finishing them every 1-3 days. That means we're at what, 30 bucks every say two days, aka 15 books a month, aka about 450 bucks a month ignoring sales tax? That doesn't represent the majority of any political consituency, and the guy who made that statement doesn't reflect my perspective on liberals or conservatives, and I'm a liberal.
Democrats and leftists don't watch TV? Ha! Why on Earth would every network other than Fox just totally cater to the left then? I think that people who tune in to Fox are looking for something other than the Democratic talking points and snarky Republican bashing that is a constant on the other networks.
This is kind of a funny statement though. Fox News gets more viewership than the majority of the other news networks combined, does it not? Who's to say those other networks aren't the counterpoint to Fox's right-wing talking points and democrat bashing?
The truth is that they're all owned by massive corporations and they report whatever will make money, which seems very much in line with the republican's perspective of the free market, aka it's fair game and it shouldn't be complained about.
I'll put my husband's reading and radio listening experience up against anyone on the left's.
I'm sure he reads a lot, my family is generally very catholic and fairly wealthy, so we have a lot of conservatives in our clan and some of them do read a lot. That being said, listening to the radio is pretty much just a good way to double up on your fox news intake if you're listening to Beck, O'Reily and Limbaugh (yes I realize he doesn't have a show on Fox), unless you're listening to radio stations with distinctly different approaches, like NPR.