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Are You Watching the News? Really? Why? I’m Curious.

I find it almost impossible to watch broadcast news. ABC, CBS, MSNBC, CNN… its just so wretched, so dishonest, so manipulative, and so ignorant. I can’t even stomach Fox News. It’s not a “conservative” news network. It’s certainly not a Libertarian news network. In fact, it isn’t really even a “news” network. It’s a very large and very popular platform for Karl Rove and his corporatist republican sycophants to wax theoretical on petty, though commercially titillating, stories of the day. There isn’t any investigative journalism going on at FOX. These people are just as invested in our current government as the Statists in the Republican and Democrat Parties. Hell, most of these knuckle-heads at Fox News used to work for the Bush Presidents, or worse (and if they are old enough), Nixon/Ford. Charles Krauthammer worked for the Carter Administration and wrote speeches for Walter Mondale. FOX News is the news channel of Canter, Boehner, McConnell, and Bill O’Reilly.

Ladies and Gentlemen, we have compromised almost every standard and principle we have if Fox News is the best we can do. When you want news, actual news, where do you go? FOX? CNN? No, if you are really looking for journalism you are going to Breitbart, Drudge, Right Scoop, or Independent Journal Review. It’s there that you discover just how ignorant the “reporters”, the yapping heads and the screeching skirts over at FOX really are. Have you noticed that women on FOX are essentially required to wear a skirt and sleeveless shirt, unless they are speaking about stocks and bonds? FoxNews isn’t news, its a cartoon network for adults, the content of which is loosely centered on “the news”.

I understand that people are interested in “watching the news”; and what are you going to watch if you aren’t a radical marxist? CNN, MSNBC, Bloomberg, and Al Jazeera certainly aren’t going to be pleasant. In fact, those networks are downright offensive. So it’s FOX. I guess that is why FOX does so well. They created a “News Network” that didn’t constantly offend Conservatives, Constitutionalists, and Libertarians. It isn’t pro-constitution (FAR from it), it isn’t conservative (ok, Hannity is there, but that’s it), and it isn’t libertarian (John Stossel? Greg G.?); but thats ok, because they aren’t overtly offensive. I guess we’ve had to learn to settle for that. I just can’t settle. I can’t watch.




About Steven Brodie Tucker

Graduated with a degree in Philosophy from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Also studied economics and political science at George Mason.

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Tom White Says:

Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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