How Fox News Beat “The Tonight Show”

From a New York Times story by Matt Flegenheimer and Jeremy W. Peters headlined “How Fox News (Yes, Fox News) managed to Beat ‘The Tonight Show'”:

One evening in May, the most-watched man in late-night television these days staked out a curious if characteristic position: A 38-year-old teacher who allegedly had sex with a 16-year-old student, the host said, was the hero this nation needed.

“Can we live in the real world?” asked the host, Greg Gutfeld of Fox News, before invoking the Van Halen song “Hot for Teacher.” “It wasn’t written about ‘Hey, let’s have a responsible relationship with someone close to my age.’”