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lambchopp59

(2,809 posts)
30. And we are equally puzzled, but witnessing a phenomenon:
Wed Aug 16, 2017, 12:40 AM
Aug 2017

The Fox News effect. RW hate radio backlash. Thousands of Americans across vast stretches of the heartland of the U.S. are subjected to hatemongering daily now for over a decade. Some areas of the country there is no more intellectual alternative. The hatemongering airwaves attract those who tended to reject education and general intellectual pursuits in their youth, and prefer the 4th-grade level sound bytes, mostly falsehood, but easier to mentally digest than I.E. in-depth, intellectual journalism presented such as "Democracy Now" and other public broadcast programming. We've witnessed the phenomenon feeding on itself: intentional
"dumbing down" of the U.S. consumer and worker by the right wing, who in turns de-funds public intellectual broadcasting in favor of more hatemongering garbage that earns them votes.
And it is erupting in violence.
Visits to the Midwestern heartland of this country were truly frightening to me in recent years. I had to help care for my aging parents, get my father placed in a nursing home and home care for my later mother as well. While I was there, I saw anti_Obama bumperstickers, billboards and occasionally heard shockingly wild "anti-left-wing" talk being propagated. My father, once a reasonable person, died one hateful old pill addicted to Fox News.
The consumers of this primarily greed-justifying media often take the anti-socialism statements one step beyond what gets broadcast, and the "welfare queen" scenarios first spun by their king Reagan in the 1980's have finally, and violently spawned:
WHISIS.

Very nice 10,000th leftstreet Aug 2017 #1
What happened bdamomma Aug 2017 #2
I agree with you. Maven Aug 2017 #3
I expressed this same sentiment here the other day stopbush Aug 2017 #4
i get huffy bora13 Aug 2017 #23
I agree -- it is AT BEST incitement obamanut2012 Aug 2017 #5
A brief lecture on the First Amendment Jim Lane Aug 2017 #7
I read not one word of that -- I neither want nor need your lecture obamanut2012 Aug 2017 #8
Uh, just whom do you think I was patronizing? Jim Lane Aug 2017 #10
+1 onenote Aug 2017 #11
I'm not completely satisfied that this is truly a settled question. Stonepounder Aug 2017 #17
You're right that it's not fully settled. There are always gray areas. Jim Lane Aug 2017 #34
I read it. Chellee Aug 2017 #22
Well I am over the first amendment then. Tumbulu Aug 2017 #24
Let me suggest a broader view of the history of the First Amendment. Jim Lane Aug 2017 #35
It really does not matter what I think about it Tumbulu Aug 2017 #37
I agree with you leanforward Aug 2017 #6
Excellent 10,000 Post burrowowl Aug 2017 #9
Great post. Thanks for the info. oasis Aug 2017 #12
When Hitler said "we lost the war; but shall win the peace," sandensea Aug 2017 #13
Please provide a source for that quote. n/t PoliticAverse Aug 2017 #27
I am Germany right now... a la izquierda Aug 2017 #14
And we are equally puzzled, but witnessing a phenomenon: lambchopp59 Aug 2017 #30
It seems to me that is has been going on for three decades Tumbulu Aug 2017 #38
Congrats and thank you for your 10,000th post! smirkymonkey Aug 2017 #15
Here is the problem with that approach marylandblue Aug 2017 #16
Section 86a does not ban specific symbols outright Lithos Aug 2017 #19
And yet far right white nationalist parties have more electoral success Germany than in the US funflower Aug 2017 #18
That's because we don't have a 2-party system in Germany Ezior Aug 2017 #36
Bless you and your family, and congrats on 10,000th post SWBTATTReg Aug 2017 #20
K&R... spanone Aug 2017 #21
I've long argued that this country needs a serious discussion about destructive propaganda Oak2004 Aug 2017 #25
Agree! Thanks for posting ! Tumbulu Aug 2017 #40
"I believe the US Congress should pass a law that bans these symbols and salutes from being used" PoliticAverse Aug 2017 #26
This situation raises some really difficult questions. The Velveteen Ocelot Aug 2017 #28
Agree! Tumbulu Aug 2017 #41
I sure agree with you about how very fast things in this country have gotten worse. PatrickforO Aug 2017 #29
WHISIS lambchopp59 Aug 2017 #31
There is a legal maxim: marybourg Aug 2017 #32
We can pass laws all day long Phoenix61 Aug 2017 #33
Thank you for making this your 10,000th post. MineralMan Aug 2017 #39
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