What I've learned from watching Fox News

A friend just posted this on FB and I thought I would share here.

 

Muslims are all terrorists, homosexuals are deviants, Planned Parenthood encourages child prostitution, Israel has never done anything wrong in history, NPR is the propaganda mouthpiece of George Soros, having an education is elitist, incarcerating a drugs addict for twenty years is the most effective form of treatment, Mr. Rogers ruined our generation because he made us feel loved, the only real Americans are evangelical Christian Americans, the poor are poor because they're lazy, we should ignore other countries unless we're invading them, everyone should own as many machine guns as possible, each state should be ruled as its own little sovereign nation, the military should never be criticized, the death penalty is an effective deterrent against crime, mankind has in no way contributed to climate change, the environment is fine and/or irrelevant, the universe was created around six thousand years ago, and I am an idiot.

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Comment by Heather Spoonheim on March 10, 2011 at 1:48am
When you put it that way, O'Reilly might actually be entertaining if his show had a laugh track. Would someone consider editing an episode to include a laugh track so we can check that out?
Comment by Mason on March 10, 2011 at 2:02am

Actually...I may be able to pull that off...if I can manage it, I'll post it as soon as I can. Though I think Glen Beck may be better.

Comment by Heather Spoonheim on March 10, 2011 at 2:05am
I don't need a laugh track to find Glenn Beck funny.
Comment by Mason on March 10, 2011 at 2:16am
But if I watch him normally I usually just end up crying...
Comment by Kelin420 on March 10, 2011 at 3:39am
I recomend books- not nearly as currnet in any topic- but much more in depth-
Opinion journalism?- WTF- did anyone know what way Harry Cronkite voted- NO - he delivered the news- as far as he new it- --NEWS is supposed to be as non-opiionated as it can be- SO sick of "newscasters" opinions-- please can we get "news"- what is actually happening in the world, with NO slant from the reporters viewpoint- I don't care F-all what they think- right or left- they are supposed to report- not opinionate and editorialize-
Comment by Alejandro M on March 10, 2011 at 3:44am

Mason... "pretty much" doesn't mean "actually", now, does it? It is very interesting to note that Fox actually features many more liberal guests in their shows than, say, CNN features conservative ones. I have seen that actually researched somewhere, so I am not pulling this out of my ar*e. 

With regards to the claims that Sophie posts, excluding the religious ones, I feel they are all exaggerations of valid positions (some wrong, of course). Take for example, "all muslims are terrorists". No, of course, but as Sam Harris shows, IF you are a real muslim you HAVE TO be sympathetic to terrorism. "Mankind has in no way contributed to climate change". I have to agree with that one.

My point is: you can never be 100% in agreement with anyone. And, as I like to disregard religious opinions in Fox as kooky and not pay any attention to them, I find the rest closer to my heart than the extreme positions and bilious rants of some media personalities of the left (BTW, why are left-of-centre people so angry all the time? Chill, man).

Be and let be.

Comment by Charles Richmond on March 10, 2011 at 4:14am
I also learned that people in Africa love squalor.  Why else would they live that way?
Comment by Hope on March 10, 2011 at 6:50am

I agree with you Sophi :)

Here is a funny video..

Mr.Hannity saying: evil SOB!

 http://www.thinkatheist.com/video/hannity-on-choudary-evil-sob

Comment by Gaytor on March 10, 2011 at 12:49pm
Oh Alejandro... No True Scotsman much? "If you are a real muslim...".

The FBI agreed with you and it blew up in their face and they were shown to be wrong. When it was the agent trying to recruit that was reported.
http://nyulocal.com/national/2010/12/07/fbi-sting-operation-shows-m...

To be more direct, Beck explicitly said that 10% of Muslims are terrorists. Video and refutation. http://www.mediaite.com/tv/fareed-zakaria-calls-out-glenn-becks-mat...

Let's take the issues on. They don't have to be seen as right or left.
Israel attacked the USS Liberty in 1967. They did so to commit genocide on Egyptian Soldiers they had as POWs. The bodies were found in the 90's. We had a listening post and they effectively got rid of us to continue on with their 6 day war plans. You may disagree with the assessment, but you'd be disagreeing with the commander of the ship and the evidence found 30 years later that supports the claims.

The laying claim to more and more land is against the treaties signed with Israel with the rest of the world. Fox continually and explicitly defends these moves and even lies outwardly for Israel. I've added a link showing it happening and if you really want to know the story about what happens in Israel, maybe this chart will clear it up for you. http://www.ifamericansknew.org/images/killedbyyear-lg.jpg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovugclIWMEk#t=2m25s

NPR is the most balanced news that we have in the US. Consistently the interviewers give equal time, ask thoughtful questions, they don't feel the need to yell... If you think that Warren Olney is biased, you've never paid attention. He's the Tim Russert of the radio. This rational radio is the type of radio current Republicans want to de-fund. You can come to your conclusions as to why, but we all know that open and honest debate yields the best information. If the conclusion doesn't support right-wing thought, it may be that right-wing thought simply can't stand up to scrutiny. This is one of the last places to get balance, so it must be labeled crushed.

Incarcerating drug addicts in the War on Drugs has done what to drug usage rates? We have the highest incarceration rates in the world and one of the highest drug usage rates in the world. 46% of Americans have tried marijuana while it's in the 20% range for the Netherlands. So the question shouldn't be about conservative or liberal, it should be about effectiveness.

If the death penalty is an effective deterrent, why is it that the states that have the most executions are also the ones that also has the most murders? Is the conservative position effective here?http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/murder-rates-nationally-and-state

How about taxation. The conservative position is to lower taxes. How has that worked out for us in the last 30 years? Do we have more jobs? Better paying jobs? More revenues? Are people paid better? The answer to all of those questions is abysmal. Yet, the conservative/Fox position remains the same.

There is nothing wrong with being conservative. Fox isn't exactly conservative. They are an extreme off shoot. Conservativism used to be about rights. It used to be about small government. Ask Fox what cuts the military should be taking. Ask Fox to defend the rights afforded to the prisoners held in US jails. Ask Fox what types of social safety nets are OK. Ask Fox what a low enough tax rate is. Ask Fox when the Laffer Curve will be no longer effective (hint, Bush tax cuts showed a continued loss in revenues). Ask them how many Palestinians should die per Israeli before they become offended.

Be conservative if you like. But come prepared to defend your positions if you want to talk about it in a public forum. Don't ask the people to just not comment. Show them why they are wrong. If you can't, maybe it's time for introspection.
Comment by Dale Headley on March 10, 2011 at 4:10pm
And they're proud of it!

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