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  •  That's what too much Fox News does to your brain (16+ / 0-)

    it's not unlike what happens to people living in totalitarian societies where there is only one source of "news" that's really a propaganda outlet.

    That's how you get Fox viewers overwhelmingly believing that we found WMD in Iraq, that climate change is a hoax, that in fact the Ryan plan to turn Medicare into Vouchercare is popular with the American people, that Obama is a Muslim who wasn't born in America, that there's a liberal conspiracy to make the polls look like Obama is beating Romney, and that Jewish and Catholic voters will flock to the Republicans.

    In practice there's really not a whole lot of difference between Fox News and Baghdad Bob.  

    “Th’ noise ye hear is not th’ first gun iv a revolution. It’s on’y th’ people iv the United States batin’ a carpet.” - Mr. Dooley

    by puakev on Fri Sep 28, 2012 at 12:18:13 PM PDT

    •  i think there is, really. (6+ / 0-)
      In practice there's really not a whole lot of difference between Fox News and Baghdad Bob.
      i think bob actually believed what he was saying, for a while, anyway. as long as he couldn't see an Abrams tank rolling down mainstreet, he could convince himself, without too much trouble, that the republican guard was kicking ass and taking names. not to mention, when one has a gun pointed at one's head, one can "believe" anything. FOX is just paid shills, who don't believe a word they're saying, but they do love that fat paycheck, so they'll keep on saying it. i've been convinced for a long time that most of them laugh at the rubes all the way to the bank.

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