This toes the line of the rules regarding politics on the boards... but... what the hell.
Fox News is basically the closest thing we've got to state-run media these days. That'll change when and if a democrat gets elected, in which case, it'll be a tabloid channel that smears people. More than they already do, at any rate.
The argument about sex and violence in media having a desensitizing effect isn't bullshit. Part of my training as a film student has been learning about the psychology involved in media. HOWEVER, Fox News is full of shit and just sort of spewed their conservative spin without even touching the game. What's really funny about Fox (and, interestingly enough, the neo-conservative movement) is that they objectify women more than anyone else. Honestly, those newscasters are kinda cute, once you get past the neo-nazism. And look at Ann Coulter. I mean, she's the f*cking anti-christ, but she's still pretty hot for a 45-year-old bulemic woman.
The really sad thing is that this isn't really all that infuriating, as Fox News reports go. You should've seen the time they got the most stereotypical looking Arab, with really dark skin, a huge beard, and turban to debate whether or not it was okay to pick up Arabs at the airport in taxis with some commissioner. They didn't let the Arab dude speak, and the taxi commissioner guy slipped in something to the effect of, "Well, we don't pick up black people either, and that's okay, so what's the difference here?" THAT is the sort of crap that annoys me with Fox... they make whoever they're interviewing look like a douche (as you can see in the clip that's been posted) and vomit forth their neoconservative bullshit that's based on absolutely nothing, or just sort of say something racist because they're a bunch of brownshirts.
Now, so that this doesn't get COMPLETELY blown out of proportion, I'm pretty moderate. I'd vote for a Republican if they weren't a bible-thumping, wife-beating, racist, anti-semetic Jesus freak bent on world domination. Unfortunately, most of the ones that are frontrunners seem to be that way, and the ones who are more moderate, like McCain and Guiliani are pretty much boned. To be fair, the Democrats aren't any better... they're a bunch of touchy-feely ideologists who don't have any clue how to run a country any better than the bible-thumping republican. The difference is that I lean to the left on the "moral values" issues, because some of the stuff the right comes up with is just plain shitty for reasonings... they say "No, because it's just wrong!" with no further explanation, which really isn't good enough in my book.
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