Fox News and Right Wing Media has done more damage to this country than any terrorist or outside force.
How is this country ever expected to move forward when an entire alternate narrative has been constructed where the followers of that narrative write off all information that is contrary to what the narrative tells them as a conspiracy or bias?
In the weeks leading up to the debate, right wing media claimed that the polls were biased (right up to when the polls started swinging in favor of Romney). When the jobs numbers came out last week, it was claimed that The Bureau of Labor Statistics “cooked the books” for Obama.
I’ve also noticed that as much as conservatives cry about the “liberal media” the rest of the media picks up stories and drops them from news cycle to news cycle and news items are quickly and easily forgotten among much of the general population - but conservative media will hammer, hammer and hammer and even manage to get traction in the rest of the media that is either too timid to call them out on it, or finds that it isn’t in their best interest to do so.
Which brings me to another point. It seems like a lot of people, in the media, and within day to day interactions with others are to the point were they are almost afraid to call out the people who follow this alternate narrative. They get called stupid, told that they are brainwashed by the “lamestream media”, mocked, or if all else fails, the followers of the right wing alternate narrative will play victim or claim that somehow their rights are being trampled.
This problem goes even further than just die-hard conservatives as well. I can not count the number of times when fabrication of “facts” coming from right wing media has been pointed out only for it to be dismissed with “Well the other side does it too.”
Well no, they don’t. Not to the same degree, and not the same way. Liberals don’t have a Rush Limbaugh, a Glenn Beck or a Sean Hannity. They don’t have the gaggle of pundits that Fox News has that are echoed by the likes of Limbaugh, Beck, and Hannity.
As I stated above, the rest of the media tends to drop stories quickly for the next big story in the next news cycle while right-wing media will hammer and hammer and hammer a point, even after it’s been refuted or proven to be false over and over again (the whole birther issue comes to mind). The rest of the media doesn’t do this, and if they did I guarantee you that you wouldn’t be able to hear yourself think over the sound of conservatives crying about it.