America: Unbelievably Stupid?
One out of every five Americans you’ll meet today thinks that Barack Obama is a Muslim, according to a recent poll. 20%, or 55 million “patriots” have demonstrated they lack even the most basic critical thinking skills.
Two things immediately come to mind: 1. Barack Obama is obviously a self professed, practicing Christian. He even says so himself, here in an interview with professional liar Franklin Graham.
Jesus is the only way for me. I’m not in a position to judge other people
Secondly. WHY THE HELL SHOULD IT MATTER WHAT FRICKEN RELIGION THE GUY IS ANYWAY? These obvious facts aside, it’s clear to anyone who’s been following the recent outbreak of anti-islamic bigotry that the blame can be placed firmly at the feet of Faux News corporation. From the same poll, 60% of respondants cite the source of this misinformation “from the media”.
Faux News has been seeding these dangerous lies for years. Worse, the political actors that stand most to benefit from Fox spewing all manner of racism, lies and bigotry are in bed with the corporation. Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney, both prominent republicans, are on Fox’s payroll. Fox also provides a space for delusional crackpots like Sharron Angle to freely spew lies unchallenged, while running away from the rest of the media. At her own press conference.
This incestuous relationship between Fox News and the Republicans was made official last week, when Fox News gave them a million bucks in tax breaks. Fair and Balanced indeed. Complete lack of journalistic integrity aside, this circle-jerk relationship deeply troubles me. The line between the media and your elected representatives is being intentionally blurred, with the media is busy delegitimizing the freaking president and every democrat, inciting hatred towards minorities and offering free commercial time for the Repubs 24/7. About 20% of the population has already been duped into complacency against their best interest.
The Supreme Court has paved the way for unlimited corporate donations into politics (YOU FUCKING IDIOTS!). Fox has already taken advantage of this, and I fear it is only a matter of time before your entire ‘democratic’ system is brought to you by Fox News.