Inside the past 30 days, I probably have watched more cable-news shows than during the near decade that has passed since this A&J comic first ran. What was obvious then is obvious now: old people watch these shows. Regardless of the network, the incessant advertising is for prescription drugs or financial services, almost exclusively. Only now, there is the additional irony. We watch in hope of getting useful information about the ravages of the COVID 19 pandemic, squeezed in between endless pitches for psoriasis treatment and reverse mortgages.