posted on Nov, 4 2012 @ 12:46 AM
No, the people who support Fox are not fooled that they are fair -- they hold the belief that "everybody else is cheating and lying, and OUR SIDE
needs to do it too." The rationale on the race to the bottom of ethics, is that someone else does it -- so why not me?
That's at the heart of it. And you can hear it in every other comment from anyone defending Fox News -- as if we all rally around CNN and somehow
think THAT is Liberal.
You cannot convince people that YOU wouldn't listen to Rachel Maddow or Amy Goodman if you caught them lying; because THAT isn't news. But I don't
lie to win an argument, and I don't think other people doing the same thing to "score a point" is useful to me or society.
I'm a Progressive. I don't go to a church that tells me I'll go to Hell if I don't obey. Yet I don't lie, cheat or steal, I don't harm others if
possible. I want other people to do better and I don't feel better about myself watching other people be pathetic on Jerry Springer.
The fundamental difference I see in discourse between me and Republicans I've argued with is; I BELIEVE that most people in the world just want to
live their lives, raise a happy family, and be left alone. I believe that most people are fundamentally good taken as individuals but everyone has the
potential for menace when they give their thought and power to a group. I've come to realize that the people who delude themselves that austerity and
selfishness can improve anything, are people who are dishonest because they think EVERYONE ELSE is as dishonest as they are. They worry about foreign
enemies, they worry about people stabbing them in the back.
That's got to be an awful way to feel all the time, and Fox just feeds into the paranoia.