I have admitted on this very blog that I sometimes watch the Fox News Network. I think some of you may have misinterpreted that little character flaw of mine to mean that I actually like watching the Fox News Network.
My fascination with Fox News is actually more akin to my reaction to a 10 car pile-up on the highway, I slow down to see, even though I know I won't like what I see. It's more like when I'm glued to the TV for days after a natural disaster or attempted terrorist attack; I don't really learn anything new, I just can't stop watching. It's like approaching roadkill and vowing to avert my gaze, but then looking down just in time to see what kind of animal it was, and then being bothered by the image for the rest of the day.
Which is why I just don't get how, according to this New York Times article, Fox News is the most profitable "news" network over all the others, cable and network, combined. (And this was even before Sarah Palin accepted a post as commentator. Between her and Ann Coulter, I'll never be able to turn it off!)
At this point, you may be wondering what this has to do with retirement. Well nothing really, except that I had thought when I retired, I would start to evolve as a person and give up my compulsive fixation with being liked. When I admitted my Fox News weakness again more recently, and some people thought I watched it because I actually liked it, I worried about not being liked.
Which I'm actually totally fine with, as long as you don't like me for, in fact, hating the Fox News Network.
Hmmm, that's progress. Perhaps I am evolving.