Posts Tagged ‘Fox News’

Mike Huckabee Announces 2016 Presidential Bid

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On Tuesday, Mike Huckabee announced he is running for president for a second time. During a campaign launch speech in Hope, Arkansas, Huckabee cast himself as outside the Washington elite establishment, you know, just an average guy with humble roots from a small town. Of course, his small town upbringing is why someone is supposed to trust Huckabee, and why someone is supposed to vote for Huckabee, because hey, he’s just a regular guy like you and I. Casting aside the religious dogma for a moment, there’s still a huge problem with the Huckabee humble beginnings bullshit, and that’s because,…
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House of Cards: Question For Big Government Supporters

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A commenter on the IMDb (Internet Movie Database) House of Cards message board asks, “If you find this show to be a reflection of reality for U.S. politics, namely, that the vast majority of politicians are narcissists looking to secure their ‘legacy’ and are simply parading as caring compatriots, how do you rationalize maintaining or expanding the current bloated system?” Of course, the logic of the question is flawed. Built within the question is an assessment of the “system” before allowing anyone to respond. But the bigger logical fallacy is that there is no such thing as a supporter of big…
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Media, In-Group Collectivism, Feeding American Denial On Inequality, Wage Theft, And More

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Denial is a powerful force, and in a representative democracy, mass denial is incredibly dangerous. Combine mass denial with in-group collectivism packaged by a handful of self-serving elites, and we call it conservative media. And leading the charge is the ideological solidarity sold by Fox News for conservative consumption, a force assisting in transmuting our representative democracy into something much more closely resembling a representative oligarchy. Unfortunately this is not limited to conservative media. Intentional or not, all media, including what Fox News viewers refer to as the “liberal media,” is complicit in a cultural malaise that also contributes to the erosion of our…
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The Negative Responses To Robin Williams’ Death

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If you have something negative to say about the death of Robin Williams, if you feel the need to turn it into a political battle, if you have an overwhelming urge to call him a coward, well, my friend, you are the definition of an asshole. So, to Fox News’ Shepard Smith: Fuck You. To Rush Limbaugh: Fuck You. Oh, and fuck you again Rush Limbaugh because you pretty much represent everything ugly that a human being can represent. To anyone else who is critical of someone who had wealth and fame, somehow implying that they are not susceptible to…
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Cliven Bundy, Sean Hannity, And Right-Wing Reactionary Politics

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The whole Cliven Bundy episode is a case study in right-wing reactionary politics. All the people who came to his support are now distancing themselves. That includes Sean Hannity and other Fox News personalities, and it also includes the Kochs’ funded Americans for Prosperity. None of them could be bothered to do any homework before throwing their support to him or featuring him prominently on Fox News nightly. I gotta tell ya, it’s a real shocker that Cliven Bundy turned out to be such a racist asshole. Well, to be fair, he was already a major asshole before we also…
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