Former CBS News president Andrew Heyward has offered his own take on the loyalty of FOX News cable/satellite viewers in the wake of the dismissal of prime-time ratings king and conservative political analyst Bill O’Reilly.

“There’s vulnerability in that FOX’s biggest star is gone,” Heyward told The New York Times. “There will be resentment among his loyal base. What mitigates that, of course, is that FOX’s success is tied to being sui generis.”

Sui generis? Sounds like something a redneck farmer would say about the birth of a pig.

Why didn’t Mr. Heyward just say “unique”?

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