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You use civil rights flavored language and appeal to emotion because thats exactly the way the mass media and celebrities word the argument.
More Americans are watching Fox News over any other television news outlet, according to a new Gallup poll. CNN follows a close second while stations such as ABC and MSNBC fell flat with only one percent of viewership from surveyed Americans .
Almost everybody who is somebody in the media or mainstream entertainment industry are working together in promoting certain ideas and redefine family and marraige... all branded with civil rights flavored language and fluffy terms that appeal to everybody. The media isn't even polarized on the issue. It is one sided when it should be making an effort to present views from both sides, in an equally dignified fashion. This one sided media bubble wrapped all over society distorts peoples thinking, getting them to think those opposed to these new reforms are operating solely on a religious basis, and therefore are irrelevant to the matter. They start to think that since everybody is saying the same thing, it must be correct. In reality, they are simply doing what the agenda driven media wanted them to be doing in the first place. Its like living in the matrix, reality and what meets the eye are two different things.
@ Jaydee055.... That's kind of the entire point that's being made. Christians are still the majority in the U.S. and yet the media is incredibly liberal and generally anti-religious.
well, then why is it that most non-religious people raise a hue and cry over the slightest hint of religious imagery in the public space? Like as if religious folks are trying to brainwash everybody to convert? Such behaviour undermines the general public as being so brainless that they would convert just by looking at religious messages or symbol. How is it okay for the media to tell everybody they need to accept gay marraige, but not okay when someone says marraige is only between a man and a woman?
@ Lucid Lunacy....What's unfair is to insinuate all our beliefs and views are the result of media manipulation. How undermining of people is that. Very I would say.
Gays represent a very small percentage of a society 1% or less.
communications and technologies by themselves do nothing. What matters is the agendas of those who wield it. After all a gun can only kill the person its aimed at.
@ racasan .... Modern communications have allowed for the creation of a market place of ideas and good ideas will tend to spread and bad ideas will tend to disappear
But some opinions are more preferrable...some opinions are branded as ''progressive'' and ''good'' ...while others are mocked and dismissed.
Everybody opinion is as available as everybody else