Faith in the American Public

  • GQjock

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    Nov 15, 2010 12:11 PM GMT
    I have been again and again been disappointed in the American public at large when it comes to information and politics

    If you repeat it again and again the American public will begin to believe anything
    Obama not born in the United States???

    Obama a Muslim????

    are you kidding me?
    and then there's Intelligent Design ...... Global warming

    Bill Mahr said it best this week
    America is like a dog ......
    It understands fear
    It understands inflection but when it comes to issues or thought it's lost

    I'm starting to think he's right
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    Nov 15, 2010 1:14 PM GMT
    Like the Roman said "bread and circuses".
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    Nov 15, 2010 1:42 PM GMT
    Yep, panem et circenses...

    But it's the same everywhere in this postmodern society. Germany is no different.
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    Nov 15, 2010 2:52 PM GMT
    I couldn't agree with you more !!! Its actually scarry sometimes to watch what happens when lies and exagerations keep being repeated by the media and then are swallowed hook line and sinker. The most mindbending to me is the Christian Right who seem to be the most easily missiled by the media and the ones who are most likely to take a harsh stand bringing about the most "unchristian" results on their fellow man. Polls were taken of the opinions amongst fundamentalist christians about the water boareding torture for instance, as I remember they were more likely by some 70+ % points to approve as apposed to the non church going public. The "believers" seem to be the most gullable when enundated by the far rights propaganda. Somehow the truth, for instance about the Health care Law needs to be trumpeted a lot louder and a lot more frequently. I think maybe its time to re-authorize the Fairness Doctrine which forced more equal time for all sides from the major media outlets. Media is a whole lot to blame for our current discord in the US Politics.