Monday, January 7, 2013


I know I'm never going to convince anyone not already singing in the choir, but the above graphic, from here, is just another in an endless list of examples of Fox "news" right-wing bias in reporting -- or not reporting -- the news. In this specific case, the connections of US evangelical and Fox's favored politicians to the Ugandan horror is precisely, I'm certain, why they're silent on the matter.

The non-story of a non-existent Benghazi coverup. The non-horror of the rounds-off-to-zero membership New Black Panther Party, accused of... standing there (or, more recently, of opening doors for little old ladies): those they cover, whipping their stupefied followers into paranoid panic.

Paranoia runs wild in this land. I don't get it, I don't understand why it's such a powerful force in our politics, but there it is. And Fox "news" sure knows how to milk it and to use it for their benefit, and that of the corporations and money behind their scenes. It's prestidigitation of the first order: look over there, and don't bother with what's happening right in front of you. Their viewers have no idea, and don't want one, of what's happening to them.

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