Fox News, partially owned by a Saudi Prince and totally pwned by the reality based community.
Fox News gets the Gold for misinformation and manipilation of an easily angered population that is a mile wide and an inch deep. The most entertained and least informed in the World.
This is a HUGE problem. 40 million people watch Fox News (are most of them without health insurance?). I'd like to see polls on ANY agenda from Health Care to Climate Change to Finacial Reform that includes a box for: "Where do you get your news? Fox News? ... Rush Limbaugh?" And then re-adjust the data to reflect the bias inherant in these media.
I get E-mail from an otherwise rational person who all-of-a-sudden watches something on Glenn Beck and has to react with irrational, unknown threats from the Obama administration that are going to kill/enslave "real" Americans and destroy our country and way of life. Amazing. Oh, and there are lots of laws being broken. I have asked for specifics but as yet have not received a reply.
I thought the Republicans already acheived their goals of crushing the middle class and creating a slave wage economy in the last 30 years.. but no, the last three decades do not exist in their memory and now the results of these policies are the fault of Dems? WTF?
I tell him, "Isn't this what you wanted? Cheap labor, a weakened middle class, and no regulation on multi-national corporations and Wall Street? You worked so hard for this over the last 30 years."
Well... there is no rational discussion that can cut through a good Fox News misinformation binge:
Rep. Weiner calls out Fox & Friends for misinforming on health care
From the March 2 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends (and Media Matters):
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