Currently, mine is around 30% for minor issues and points and 50% for the big, chess not checkers, issues. Of course, it's arguable if these even
exist in current media.
One of the hardest things to do (for me anyway) is to listen to Alex Jones, Rush, Maddow, O'Reily or (insert here) and see how they can so easily
twist, distort and lead people away from the real truth so elegantly. They make it look easy. But I find it very interesting and educational so I
I was an Alex Jones fan, a big one, for the first few months I started listening some years back. At that time, I had NEVER heard anyone like him
before. I couldn't get enough. I was angry, I knew some of the conspiracies were FACT not theory, I had first hand experience with huge government
corruption and tyranny and here was this guy just out there talking about it. I'm not afraid to say I liked it.
He came across as intelligent, researched and challenged listeners to check him out and I bought it for a while. Now it didn't take long to discover
that when you actually did check him out, things weren't exactly like he was portraying them to be. The ridiculous sponsors didn't help solidify
his credibility either, my favorite was "Where to hide your guns .com" for $50 he tells you where to hide'm and the built in Gold Infomercial is
another beauty. This and his incessant need to shape every single conversation with any "guest" (who are always selling something by the way).
Despite all of this, it took me MONTHS to realize him for what he was. A performer.
WHY do people defend their favorite personality so strongly? KNOWING they're not 100% truthful. At what point to you just say to yourself,
"Enough", my trust in this person is now at the point where I can't give them the benefit of the doubt, now the best I can give them is a mental
"maybe" before checking things out for myself. Are we so desperate to only hear what we want that we shield ourselves from anything that might
upset us? By "we" I mean everyone else
Any attempt to point this out in user forums or even talking with people that are fans results in basically them putting their hands over their ears,
closing their eyes and yelling "la la la la la" or calling you a troll with a stupid thoughtless one liner.
My interest in the TRUTH, not the subjective depends on where you're coming from truth, but you know, the actual mostly BS free less opinion facts
that if 100 people were all given it, the vast majority would agree, OK this is truthFUL at least.
The real ART to these people is that they are experts at mixing truth and lies. Tell a few truths that allow you to hold them up as the gleaming
examples of credibility and you then get a free pass to twist and distort the very next subject. Depending on the host, the amount of this varies.
My question is how much do YOU tolerate and why?