posted on Mar, 27 2013 @ 12:49 AM
I was over at my family’s house the other day and my mother watches FOX religiously so when I am there that is what is on. Bills show was on as I
was walking by and I heard a snippet from him where as he was responding to a guests comment about how it is hard to raise children right because some
people are holding down two jobs and an assortment of other reasons Bill responds to the guest that these people don’t need to have two jobs.
It sort of blew my mind how out of touch that crew is. I mean sure if people made the money Bill makes at one job I agree they don’t need two jobs
but I have friends that are barely getting by and with working two jobs but I guess old bill there thinks everyone makes 20 mill a year to flap their
jaws about things they don’t have a clue about.
Anyway I made a comment about Bills folly and my mother who has been indoctrinated by FOX said Bill is right and said people that work two jobs are
part of the entitlement group. I tried to reason with her but gave up when she started talking about how people make so much more now than when she
was working in Washington (she worked as a secretary for the FBI) so in her mind everyone is much better off now. I asked her how much she paid for
her apartment back then and she said $120 then I asked her what she thought that apartment would go for today she said $300. Well I looked it up the
cheapest place I could on my phone for DC there was nothing under $1300 for efficiency near to where she was. Long story short she didn’t believe me
and she thinks FOX would never say something that wasn’t true.
My mother is getting up there in years and all of my family thinks she has early Alzheimer’s so I don’t get upset over such things. The funny
thing is she is a registered democrat but in the past 12 years is as right wing as they come. My pop who has always been a republican has eased up
over the years and changed his mind on many issues. He is a moderate republican now which is cool. He will watch FOX every once in a while but prefers
to read the paper for the news each morning or listen to talk radio. He like Bill hates Hannity I asked him why and he said Hannity’s voice is like
nails over a chalkboard to him.
From what I have observed from my Republican side of the family they all watch FOX if they watch the news my Uncles and Aunts are the same but for
those I know who are not Republicans they watch anything but FOX. So basically FOX gets ratings because it is the only conservative news option if
there was only one liberal option then their ratings would be just as high or higher but as it is now they have a lot of channels to choose from. For
myself if I am not at a friends or family’s house where they are watching the news then I don’t turn it on at my home to be honest I dropped cable
2 years ago and just have internet access but hardly ever watch TV anyway. With torrents now I can watch any show I want for news its talk radio in
the morning and a couple internet sights I frequent.
ATS is more for entertainment but every once in a while I find out something on here. A gem of info that hasn’t been publicized but I am very
careful about the stories here especially of late. For example this thread should have been moved to dissinfo or hoax a while back
If you don’t believe me then zoom in on the doors there isn’t
even a lock on it.
I digress so basically every news source sucks they all lie to some degree now at least with the internet when I read something I can then research
into it myself and most of the time I can find the facts or a couple different viewpoints on a subject and come to my own conclusion.