Older folks, like my parents, don't get out much. TV is their only form of enertainment and connection to the outside world. That said, when you are bombarded with the same message over, and over and over again....you become a believer that what you are listening to, is, in fact, the truth. Once you become a believer in a particular form of message, you stop seeking other diverse forms of information...because, in your mind, these other media outlets only deliver lies. It's a self-perpetuating system.
That's the reality that my folks live in, and I suspect, the reality of a lot of Americans. It didn't use to be that way. My parents, for as long as I can remember, always watched CBS news. Now, not one second.
Much has been written about the "polarization of America".
I think it was Bill O'Reilley who said that one of the reasons why, has to do with the proliferation of niche, specialized media outlets that pander to a specific clientel.....AND, as Bill even admitted to: "the American people what to hear dirt". Bad news sells, and he said that people like Rush are "enormously profitable" because he sells what people want - dirt.
He's become what Fox News helped him to become. And to a large extend, like all woman of that era, my mom has simply followed suite.
But I love them both, dearly.
Oh, and in all fairness to my parents viewing habits - I have gained a new respect for Bill O'Reilly. He's actually pretty decent and not a complete flamer. For the most part, he has some valid points, and tries to remain objective. I can respect that.
I thoroughly enjoyed his book, "The Killing of Lincoln". IMO, a must read for every American.
You're joking right? O'Reilly is a Class A a-hole.Originally Posted by slapshot
You know you have seen hate when the person refers to 'those people', the lowest of low" we are better than and other hint words.Limbaugh has it down to a science and Hannity is just a puppet.
They used to have a sign in stage coaches that read: "No politics, religion or cigars."
Sunspot is truly a microcosm and reflection of The Electorate. That woman's rant was so far to the right that even posters on both sides of the fence here on Sunspot don't want to go where she went.
I wonder though if that YouTube rant was tongue-in-cheek at an opportune moment.
"This is the END PRODUCT that fox/conservative "hate" radio creates"
No it isn't. Assuming that wasn't fake. But this is the type of "hateful" Obama Supporter that Democrats allow to be Official Poll Watchers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddRNy4MISkg
Maybe that's part of the strategy? They bombard you with true flames like Hannity, Rush and tht neo-Nazi chick...followed by O'Reilly. By that point, O'Reilly looks like a lib?
Last edited by slapshot; 11-08-2012 at 06:23 PM.
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