Originally posted by Dronetek
reply to post by mental modulator
On the other hand I do not agree with FOX's approach either. I hold a very deep grudge in regards to fox because of the broadcasters equating
a differing opinion to the war as UNAMERICAN and UNPATRIOTIC. This was NOT professional and not responsible
for this entity to actively inject it influence into homes of many. Instead of arguing the merits of debate and intellectual discourse, they helped
fan a very bitter devision
by attacking character not facts or options.
The irony is, all the other networks paint anyone not supporting liberal causes as unamerican or stupid. If you support the war, you're labeled a
warmonger and they claim you don't care about he troops. Or they call you a "neocon", as if to imply you are some sort of Nazi out to destroy
america. How is that any different? Is it another case of "its ok when democrats do it"?
It goes both ways buddy. The only difference is one side has a lot more influence and power. Plus, we don't bitch about it as much because WE KNOW we
aren't unpatriotic in our hearts. Why the left gets so defensive about it is up for interpretation.
[edit on 1-9-2008 by Dronetek]
Like I said I think you fail to recognize the human aspect right or wrong as it may be.
1. These past eight years have not been very good in many peoples OPINIONS.
2. Once again, right or wrong, this has created a great deal of animosity towards
the GOP at this point in history.
As we both know political winds change.
I can list many instances, decision, statements and tactics that have PISSED many many people off.
I think because of your partisanship and ideals, you do not hold the same opinions
as many of these same people who are so PISSED off, myself included.
it is mearly a subjective
3. Unfortunately at this point in time the winds are not in your ideologic favor.
This is not an accident and the "bad will" is not without reason as I have tried to
4. There are several things that I BELIEVE are creating this bias you our observing. Media folks are actors, actors are in general ( liberal ),
these same actors
also humans who do have opinions and I believe this gets translated in the reporting.
I think it boils down to this point in history, this specific time.
I recall a time after 9/11 where CNN, MSNBC, FOX and every single major station was
completely behind the president and the GOP platform. Do you not recall seeing GENERALS on every single network actively promoting and talking stategy
on the initial
Every single night on every station you would have voices ALL in concert supporting the PRO BUSH - PRO GOP doctrine of PREEMPTIVE WAR?
On rare occasion you would have a voice NOT IN FAVOR of the war. In which these
voices were quickly chastised and marginalized. I remember because it made me furious!
On another note: I remember a time when ALL people who were against the war were called and leveled as UNPATRIOTIC, UNAMERICAN, TERRORIST LOVERS,
LIBERAL TERRORIST LOVER, PRO TERROR...Once again I remember this vividly because it ANGERED me to no end.
I even remember CHRIS MATHEWS of all people actively INSULTING " these callow voices of decent". TUCKER and the other guy?
FOX would actually and actively imply that having a differing opinion on the war was UNPATRIOTIC and UNAMERICAN.
So I understand YOUR frustration, but I also understand that the wind are changing.
MAybe if you didn't use the word liberal as an adjective to insult people this animosity would not have grown so strong and powerful. All of the
LIBERAL name calling did nothing for good will.
HAve you ever noticed how many times you and other here on ATS have used the word liberal as an adjective? Much like the way the words retarded,
stupid, simpleton would be
Pay attention to it... Also pay attention how many times the word conservative is used in this same manner. There is a huge difference, probably
Shall I also post the source clips of FOX introducing the public lexicon, OBAMASIAH???
HOW about introducing the term ELITIST???
HOW about Rush and LORD OBAMA.
If most MSM is PRO OBAMA then it is certain that FOX is ANTI OBAMA.
THERE is even a difference in this - ONE PROMOTES - THE OTHER DESTROYS two different energy's all together...
I don't know what to tell you... Its rough I've been there.
Plus, we don't bitch about it as much because WE KNOW we aren't unpatriotic in our hearts. Why the left gets so defensive about it is up for
Remnant of the time I was in your shoes???
By the way I will now be calling SARAH PALIN GODDESSARAH in protest of the MESSIAH reference.
If you will stop using the word liberal as a an adjective I will not engage in the GODDESSARAH bit as an act of good will.(that will probably be a no
[edit on 1-9-2008 by mental modulator]