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Huh. Do we know anybody like this??
« on: May 25, 2015, 11:45:07 am »
http://www.rawstory.com/2015/05/ex-reagan-adviser-fox-news-is-self-brainwashing-republicans-into-a-radical-fringe-party


Economist Bruce Bartlett, a former adviser to both Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, warned over the weekend that Fox News had damaged the Republican Party by creating a bubble for conservatives to brainwash themselves.

In his paper “How Fox News Changed American Media and Political Dynamics” published earlier this month, Bartlett theorized that watching the network was essentially “self-brainwashing” for viewers, making them believe that the United States was a more conservative nation than it actually was. And so the Republican Party had responded by running radical conservatives that representative Fox News viewers, but not the true state of the electorate.

“Many conservatives live in a bubble where they watch only Fox News on television, they listen only to conservative talk radio — Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, many of the same people,” Bartlett told CNN’s Brian Stelter on Sunday. “When they go onto the Internet, they look at conservative websites like National Review, Newsmax, World Net Daily.”

“And so, they are completely in a universe in which they are hearing the same exact ideas, the same arguments, the same limited amount of data repeated over and over and over again. And that’s brainwashing.”

Let me save you the time, Beavis - :lol rawstory

Now, what do you think of what this Reagan/Bush aide said??

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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2015, 11:49:05 am »
I find it interesting where you cut the last paragraph. 

In short both parties have a fringe that suffer from self brain washing.

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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2015, 11:52:40 am »
This phenomenon isn't limited to just conservatives.  With the proliferation of the 24/7 news cycle and multiple cable channels and internet sites being created to meet the demand, both sides of the political spectrum now have safe refuges where they can find news and opinions that affirm their beliefs rather than challenge them.
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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2015, 11:57:39 am »
I find it interesting where you cut the last paragraph. 

In short both parties have a fringe that suffer from self brain washing.

Beavis and I have been discussing Fox News.   He thinks it's not a mouthpiece of the GOP.  The Conservative fringe dwarfs the liberal counterpart - just look at Rush's numbers (though lowering, thank fvck) against whatever liberal pundit you want to pick.
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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2015, 11:59:26 am »
Beavis and I have been discussing Fox News.   He thinks it's not a mouthpiece of the GOP.  The Conservative fringe dwarfs the liberal counterpart - just look at Rush's numbers (though lowering, thank fvck) against whatever liberal pundit you want to pick.

All syndicated radio ratings are steadily declining due to the proliferation of podcasts and other on demand entertainment.
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« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2015, 12:01:50 pm »
The Conservative fringe dwarfs the liberal counterpart - just look at Rush's numbers (though lowering, thank fvck) against whatever liberal pundit you want to pick.

I completely disagree with the notion that there are more conservative retards running around than there are liberal idiots.  Limbaugh gets his numbers by virtue of the fact that for a very long time this was the only place for them (not me) to go.  Fox News is enjoying the same success because of this same situation.

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« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2015, 12:02:46 pm »
Okay, fine. Compare your liberal mouthpieces out there with your conservative ones.  It's not even close.  You guys tease me about "Rachel Maddow", I had never even heard of her until you brought her up.  The most popular "liberal" shows would just be the ones that make fun of the stupid shit conservatives say - namely Colbert and Stewart.  But they are satire.  Fox News is an organized propaganda machine for the GOP, which is fine unless you can't see it for what it actually is.
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« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2015, 12:03:01 pm »
Beavis and I have been discussing Fox News.   He thinks it's not a mouthpiece of the GOP.  The Conservative fringe dwarfs the liberal counterpart - just look at Rush's numbers (though lowering, thank fvck) against whatever liberal pundit you want to pick.

I would disagree regarding which fringe dwarfs the other. 

I certainly wouldn't base this on one medium or one guy's numbers. 

You are blind to the liberal fringe mostly because you agree with them.

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« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2015, 12:10:36 pm »
Snake can't see the forest for the trees.  :lol

Go up and down the news channels.  Go read a national newspaper.  Every channel and every columnist has a liberal slant except for a small percentage.

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« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2015, 12:13:59 pm »
And that's the bullshit lie.  FACTS have a "liberal bias".  So yes, most news sources will slant a bit toward that side, because that's what liberalism is, by definition.

But liberals don't have anything even CLOSE to what Fox News does for conservative idiots everywhere.
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« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2015, 12:52:54 pm »
:lol another "my news source is better than yours nanny nanny boo boo" shit thearde
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« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2015, 12:57:37 pm »
And that's the bullshit lie.  FACTS have a "liberal bias".  So yes, most news sources will slant a bit toward that side, because that's what liberalism is, by definition.

But liberals don't have anything even CLOSE to what Fox News does for conservative idiots everywhere.


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« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2015, 02:19:47 pm »
And that's the bullshit lie.  FACTS have a "liberal bias".  So yes, most news sources will slant a bit toward that side, because that's what liberalism is, by definition.

But liberals don't have anything even CLOSE to what Fox News does for conservative idiots everywhere.
I call BULLSHIT. MSNBC is a bastion of extreme left wing propaganda. That "network" basically parodies itself. It's completely unwatchable for anybody with half a brain. You may say the same thing about Fox News with their right wing slant but hey, at least they've got some good looking women to look at.  :banana
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« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2015, 04:49:10 pm »
I call BULLSHIT. MSNBC is a bastion of extreme left wing propaganda. That "network" basically parodies itself. It's completely unwatchable for anybody with half a brain. You may say the same thing about Fox News with their right wing slant but hey, at least they've got some good looking women to look at.  :banana

Nope.  Does it slant liberal?  Sure.  Because facts generally do.  Fox News is put together by retards, for retards.  Look, have a conservative mouthpiece TV station all you want, just don't lie about what it is.
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« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2015, 04:55:22 pm »
Nope.  Does it slant conservative?  Sure.  Because facts generally do. MSNBC/CNN/Fill in the blank is put together by retards, for retards.  Look, have a liberal mouthpiece TV station all you want, just don't lie about what it is.

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