We've had several threads here about the mass media and where to get the truth - and comments that conservatives believe FOX news. I just made the mistake of clicking on a thread in a conservative group on this site. And in skimming what was being written, I came to this:
"Although I want to bop him in the face sometimes (LOL), it is good that Alan Combs (as well as the other Democratic & Liberal Strategists)is there because it shows how fair and balance Fox News really is. Besides we get to hear their crazy reasoning and can justify to ourselves why we feel the way we do. "
I've never been naive enough to think that any of them would ever believe that there is news beyond FOX, but it curls my toes to read that. It's one of the reasons I refused to vote or discuss politics for many years. Because I know how much dis-information there is out there and all I wanted was to be able to go somewhere-anywhere to get the truth.
I suppose the years have taught me that there is no truth. Everything is colored by everyone and every situation is interpreted by everyone. Luckily I've learned to sort the "truth" out for myself. But posts like that scare/sadden/worry me. The whole thread scared/saddened/worried me. But it also just makes me want to fight harder to get a democrat in the presidency. As McGrath calls him, we don't need McSame/McBush. This country and this world cannot survive 4 more years of that.
I ain't gunna look at that group again. Dumb move - but you do have to keep yourself informed about what they are "thinking" - if you can call it that.
- makes me want to drink, but what good would THAT do?! :-)
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