reply to post by jjf3rd77
That's not what I said at all, every American is a real voter. However I do have the viewpoint that most of the older generations who don't use the
internet are grossly misinformed about the realities of the current world we live in.
Many older folks get their information solely from television, radio and newspapers, leaving them with a very narrow viewpoint of world affairs and
our roles in them.
I love my 78 year old grandfather dearly, he is the closest person to me in my life. Up until about 6 months ago he firmly believed anything said by
fox news was gospel. It was the most "fair and balanced" network out there and he was happy there was a place he could get the "truth" out of the
I have since taught him how to use a pc, and pointed him to a few choice videos on youtube specifically pointing out blatant lying by fox news and
other media outlets. His views are rapidly changing.
But I agree with you, just because it is on the internet does not make it true. There's a lot of BS out there, you have to dig for the truth, which
takes time. A lot of people are not willing to take that time.
I personally just finally joined ATS a little over a week ago, but it has been one of my favorite sites for well over 4 years now. I visit daily, the
sheer amount of well thought out and well documented threads really helps save a bit of time, because it exposes me to blogs and independent media
outlets i never would have known existed otherwise.
(And no, I don't think 100% of the media lies. Local networks tend to air quite a bit of accurate stuff actually, its the national networks Fox News,
CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Etc that tend to "dilute" the truth on a pretty consistent basis to further their own and/or their partners agendas/economic
edit on 3/16/2012 by Slowlyboiledfrog because: edited to add paragraph at end