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  •  The cult of Fox (5+ / 0-)
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    webranding, 88kathy, AnnieR, CaliSista, Matt Z

    The Fox Party (read Republican base) has become a cult.  They are the Real Americans.  They have created everything good on the planet, and all others are stealing that good.

    They are the chosen of God or the most highly evolved (from my brother a cult member and self proclaimed agnostic.)  

    They have all of the truth.  Anyone who disagrees with the Fox Party is lying and not a Real American so their words carry no weight.  

    All Real Americans agree and vote for the Fox candidates.  People who vote for other candidates are not Real Americans and commit fraud by voting.  

    It is very closed, very self consistent, and very frightening.

    •  Frightening indeed. (2+ / 0-)
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      Eyesbright, Matt Z

      This is the stuff of propaganda.  Where is it going to lead us?  I live in GA where they just arrested a group who formed a militia with plans to "take over" the government.  O'Reilly goes on about Dr. Tiller the baby killer, and someone kills Dr. Tiller.  Bachmann starts in on the muslim brotherhood and Hillary Clinton's assistant, and a guy walks into a Shiek temple and starts shooting.  Are the people in power too ignorant to see the connection or are they chosing just to look the other way.  When do we put a stop to hateful liars as viable news?  This is getting out of hand.

      "They love the founding fathers so much they will destroy everything they created and remake it in Rush Limbaughs image." MinistryofTruth, 9/29/11

      by AnnieR on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 11:54:13 AM PDT

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      •  Wish I knew (1+ / 0-)
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        Matt Z

        The key is that this is not propaganda - this is a cult.  To members of the Fox Party all the things you mentioned are absolute truth.  It is fair game for O'Reilly to call Dr. Tiller a baby killer, but he has no responsibility for Dr. Tillers death.  I still get e-mails from my brother 'proving' President Obama was not born in America, and that all Muslims should be killed.

        I am not a psychiatrist.  I don't know how to deprogram cult members.  I doubt if any of the normal techniques would work on a cult with a TV network, several radio networks and yes, a major political party.

        Historically such things have usually ended very badly.

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