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View Diary: Mitch McConnell is a LIAR. And the media says it, too. (216 comments)

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  •  I don't buy that (1+ / 0-)
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    It's a reinforcement loop, for sure, but people watch that because it resonates with beliefs they already have.

    If you think the world's going to hell in a handbasket because gays don't want to have to hide who they are anymore, and because there are too many women/'minorities'/etc. in positions of power, and the govt is trying to control too much, you're going to like Faux News, because they're telling you you're RIGHT.

    And if you don't have those beliefs, you're not going to spend much time with Faux News because it will sound wrong and stupid to you. (It IS wrong and stupid, but not to those who want to hear that crap)

    The difference before was that there wasn't anything else to watch. People who believed stuff like that were forced to hear other viewpoints and opinions if they wanted to get any news.

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