Fox Is Turning Us Into Cynical Malcontents: NYT Editor And we're more polarized than ever, says Bill Keller By Mary Papenfuss, Newser User Posted Feb 2, 2011 4:22 AM CST 74 comments Comments Rupe: Is he the big bad wolf? (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) (Newser) – America is not a pretty sight, thanks to Fox News, complains a New York Times editor. The right-wing infused programing is turning us into cynical malcontents who are more polarized than ever, explains Times executive editor Bill Keller. "The effect of Fox News on American public life has been to create a level of cynicism about the news in general. I think it's unhealthy," Keller explained in an interview at the National Press Club. "National discourse is more polarized and strident than it has been in the past, and to some extent, I would lay that at the feet of Rupert Murdoch."