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    Lessons from Watching Fox News

    The whole piece is pretty interesting, but I really wanted to share the last two paragraphs. This is "conservatism" in the Fox News era.

    They really don’t like the American people—not very much, at least—or their forefathers. In the world of Fox News, the far right holds a monopoly on Americanism. Day after day, hour after hour, the network is continuously redefining Americanism to exclude the liberal values and accomplishments that, for many Americans, have long been a source of pride: trade unionism, the liberal arts, political dissent, social-welfare programs, rationality.

    These things are anathema to the network’s most prominent hosts. Their idealized America is a well-armed theocracy whose citizens all sing Christmas carols in unison as they march back in time toward some crude golden era in which socialists went to prison, professional athletes saluted the flag, and white men were free to trade ethnic jokes in public. Fox News is a network intent on defending the West while rejecting the Enlightenment.
    The lessons of watching Fox News for three weeks nonstop.
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    Truly a perverse interpretation of America.
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    Actually, Americanism has survived in spite of these things:

    trade unionism, the liberal arts, political dissent, social-welfare programs, rationality.

    All liberal attempts such as these to destroy it have failed thus far.

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    Obviously Fox News is to blame for Hillarys defeat.

    Fox News must be attacked...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    Obviously Fox News is to blame for Hillarys defeat.

    Fox News must be attacked...
    LOL @ "attacked"

    What a bunch of snowflakes.
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    You read a Slate article that tells you what to think about Fox News?

    Why not just watch Fox News and make up your own mind about what to think?

    I guess that is something you guys are incapable of doing.

    Liberals ..... Go Figure.

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    Since the anchors are no longer required to wear short skirts the liberals have no desire to watch Fox anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Actually, Americanism has survived in spite of these things:

    trade unionism, the liberal arts, political dissent, social-welfare programs, rationality.

    All liberal attempts such as these to destroy it have failed thus far.
    Always upside down with you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John T Ford View Post
    You read a Slate article that tells you what to think about Fox News?

    Why not just watch Fox News and make up your own mind about what to think?

    I guess that is something you guys are incapable of doing.

    Liberals ..... Go Figure.
    I have. The author of the article is right. Shep Smith is a-okay. The rest is unmitigated horseshit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    I have. The author of the article is right. Shep Smith is a-okay. The rest is unmitigated horseshit.
    We know you guys can't form your own thinking and need the fake news MSM to tell what to think and how to feel ...

    We see it everyday here on PH when you guys come on here and parrot the fabricated fake news talking points of the day.

    We have become accustomed to it.

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