Trump has gone to war with the media. As the graph below documents “the war” has significantly increased viewership. It doesn’t exactly give TV networks a reason to stop shooting. Also note that Fox News dwarfs the other networks – more viewers than CNN and MSNBC combined.
I find it difficult to interpret the graph below. On the one hand, we have had levels of immigration (as a percentage share of the population) as high as we have currently – although not for 100 years. [Edited on 2/21/2017 to correct error] One the other hand we have 40 million people living here who were born in foreign lands. These are not 40 million babies who grew up under the American system. These are 40 million adults with fully formed social and political ideas. Just FYI.