Sunday, July 05, 2009

Liberal Tolerance of the Day

I previously observed that the ratings rise at Fox News, and decline of CNN, utterly unbalanced CNN's co-founder Reese Schonfeld. But the recent report that Fox News is having its best year yet (all of the top 10 cable news shows are on Fox) makes Schonfeld seem rational compared with commenters at the Democratic Underground zoo (spelling in original):
discocrisco01:
We have to remember that a lot of people do not live in a progressive parts of the country. These people put strong faith into traditional values and lifestyles. Anything that disrupts and harm that affects them personally. They want their traditions and way of life preserved and will not make the necessary adjustments to cope with the change.

In reality, their way of life is not threaten. Our society is very tolerant and insular in nature. However, their perception of reality does not allow to see this reality

Out of fear, they resort to the elite leaders in the church, military, and private sector as keepers of the traditional society. These people are the type of people who value social confirmity and who do not tolerate dissent. These people are interested in keeping the established order and to keep out dissent. Out of this fear, they allow the elite instituions to stand because tradition cannot be questioned and they put a lot of effort to ensure that the preserved

The corporate establishment creates a manufactured youth culture in order to prevent dissent of the youth. The youth are obessed with sextexting, trying to get laid, playing video games, and other tasks instead of taking the time and really knowing the truth. It is our job to use Facebook and other social networking tools to provide the youth with the resources that they need to create dissent.
Zorra:
I suspect that RWers, having no lives, watch TV in greater numbers than the rest of us, in terms of both time spent watching TV, and in percentage of individuals/households that actually watch TV.

I mean, what would RWers do if they were not watching some inane TV show? Maybe go bowling? Go to an Aryan Nations meeting? Shoot up the local Post Office?
Yavin4:
Fox News Gets Higher Ratings Because They Deliver A Consevative Fantasy World Version of the News

Liberals don't live in a bubble fantasy world, and as such, they don't need Glen Beck or Sean or Billo to give them this conservo-facist-sexist-racist view of the world. This is also why AM radio does not work well for progressives.

Also, this is explains why progressives love blog sites, message boards, etc. We tend to like a community of highly intelligent people, well informed people wherein we can share information, ideas, and learn from the world as well as each other.
MasonJar:
Well, they obviously have solidified that 20% of dumb butts who turn off their brains if they have any. In a country of 350 million that is a sizeable number, but hopefully it is set in stone and will not grow.
judesedit:
More than likely biased polls. They still suck. And they still don't give the facts. They edit and twist everything to fit their WASPY agendas. Murdoch and the backers of FAKE NEWS could care less about the state of the country or the lives of its citizens. They just want control again, so they can keep fattening their pockets at the expense of real America. Unfortunately, they have "some" fooled into thinking they give a crap. My remote skips right over all of their bs shows. I want the facts. Real news. Which is why I check out a few online sites each day, and why I watch anything but the FAKE NEWS touted by their total hypocrites. Maybe one day soon their poor viewers will see the light and start realizing these "Christian", "patriotic", "family first", "homophobic" phonies aren't abstaining from anything but the truth. If you have the guts...do some research.
marshall:
Fox News's days are numbered

When the Fairness Doctrine is back in force there will be a whole new playing field.
Further evidence of Assistant Village Idiot's thesis.

(via NewsBusters)

4 comments:

Wyman said...

Well that was fun. I was already grumbling, wondering if I should repeat in synopsis here what I had said at my own site, when I scrolled down and saw the link. Thanks

OBloodyHell said...

> Liberals don't live in a bubble fantasy world... This is also why AM radio does not work well for progressives.

Yeah, the idea that someone can hear what you say, call you up, and tell you where you are wrong is soooo conducive to a bubble fantasy. Geez.

> When the Fairness Doctrine is back in force there will be a whole new playing field.

And here, of course, is the base mindset -- Shut them up!! Drown them out!! Don't allow the opposition to speak!!

Who, again, wants a bubble-fantasy world?

These people don't grasp ANYTHING about being Americans, or what it is that makes this country work so successfully.

Not just overall, but in basis -- The US Government is, among large nations, the oldest continuously operating government which hasn't had a radically changing revolution or a major restructuring in the last 220 years of its current design (I exclude small places like San Marino, Lichtenstein, or whatever).

Since 1789, all the other major nations you can name have been through one or more major, completely restructuring revolutions, or at least a major restructuring like that which the UK did in the early 1800s, as it moved from an absolute monarchy to a figurehead monarchy under a parliamentary democracy.

The FF's did something pretty impressive -- they produced an incredibly stable government, and that is one of the key underlying reasons for the success of America.

But hey, what does that matter when we can massively f*** with it to "make it better"...?

bobn said...

I suspect that RWers, having no lives, watch TV in greater numbers than the rest of us, in terms of both time spent watching TV, and in percentage of individuals/households that actually watch TV.

I supsect this person never met a anybody who was even moderate.


Reminds me of the old joke:

How come Conservatives aren't out demonstrating for everything they want?

Conservatives: "We all have jobs."

Tea Parties are on Saturdays, right?

Carl said...

good point, bobn.