posted on Feb, 13 2013 @ 01:17 PM
Beyond that I'll tell everyone exactly why I personally tend to single out FOX News.
1. They have a very biased (and as shown in the OP - deliberately deceptive) agenda against some subjects that are important to me: namely renewable
energy, environmentalism and sustainability. So yeah, I'm gonna pick out how much they are skewing the facts on these particular issues - and how
flat out corrupt they are about it. Deal with it FOX junkies.
2. Even though I'll easily concede all MSM outfits are guilty of their own agendas (again, as I did from the 2nd post on in this thread), despite
that - from everything I've seen FOX is still far and away THE WORST at it. They push it to a whole other level. I mean just look at the OP: This
isn't about them simply taking a biased stance, or doing some convenient editing on something controversial - this is them bringing in a proven,
card-carrying corporate shill to act as some sort of expert on issues he literally gets paid to distort and undermine. That's hardcore.
That's like George Orwell type propaganda.
3. So what appalls me the most about it, in light of how blatant and extreme it all is - there's still this persistent army of sock puppets FOX News
has incubated who will do anything they can to deflect it, defend it, justify it, refuse to listen to a shred of criticism about it, because they are
that brainwashed by this garbage.
Most people on ATS may feel immune to it, but look around you - this thread and the one that inspired it still managed to draw out quite a few
textbook examples of such unabashed fanaticism. And sorry but I don't see anywhere near the same level on ATS from other outlets. I don't see
CNN-bots, I don't see ABC-bots, I don't even see many MSNBC-bots - in fact I mostly just see a lot of FOX-zombies trying to frame anyone who
disagrees with them as exactly that.
But you can see it in the way these people react to criticism. It's one thing to disagree with something and defend it with counter examples,
evidence, and logic - but it's a whole other thing to just anxiously treat that criticism as some kind of direct assault on your own identity. It
shows how much cognitive dissonance lies underneath that veneer of arrogance, and how much your ego apparently rests so desperately on these wonderful
lies you've been conditioned to believe.
So that's why FOX News really stands out to me: It's not just for their exceptional propaganda. It's for the exceptional consequences of