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  •  my cousin uses brain washing to describe this (2+ / 0-)
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    Killer of Sacred Cows, Sychotic1

    it's way more of a confirmation bias than anything else.

    •  I have long maintained (2+ / 0-)
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      annieli, UniC

      that most GOP followers are similar to or even identical to cult victims.

      "Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism." - Hubert Humphrey

      by Killer of Sacred Cows on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 11:05:29 AM PST

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      •  not even close (3+ / 0-)

        i've got lots of family that's republicans. There's certainly the bubble but they don't watch fox news because they were brain washed, they watch foxnews because they already agree with it. Like it or not fox has been so successful because it met a legit market demand for people who already believe the lies and just want to listen to it on t.v.

        •  same here (0+ / 0-)

          Some of my relatives already had the gender, racial, and gay issues/hate long before Fox ever existed. Two of them got religion in their late twenties and ended up in fundy churches as a result of finding ones that agreed with their own beliefs.

          So organized religion just ending up justifying their own twisted thinking because everybody assumes these are the morality experts. I really believe this as much as anything is what turned them all into raving lunatics that can't keep their thoughts to themselves now. They believe they have every right to tell others how to live for example, by force through law if necessary.

          Fox, Rush, etc. were just the cherry on top for them.

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