Thoughts and Commentary from VOXXI contributors
“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.” ~Winston Churchill
The carnival barkers at right and left wing media outlets are more committed to their hidden agendas and spreading propaganda than spreading good information that helps the average voter to become better educated.
Sadly, when I chat up stocks, the economy and politics I almost always get dragged into some kind of partisan tangent that just drives me insane. The drivel that spews from very liberal and very conservative outlets is almost always pure fiction. So why would anyone who wants to help the nation devote time and energy on data that is proven time and time again to be lies with a paid agenda to spread propaganda?
When Glenn Beck tweeted to his over 646,000 followers that the president of the United States looks like the devil in the “The Bible” miniseries that aired on the History Channel, it got a lot of play. Beck said that the actor who played the devil on Sunday night’s episode resembled Barack Obama.
— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) March 17, 2013
An educated person who cares about the United States doesn’t go there. Only people with paid agendas catering to their personal needs are so divisive. They pretend to care about the nation but they only care about ratings and getting heated discussions going on the Internet. For Glenn Beck and people like him, it is about keeping a job and a steady paycheck, and if they have to misinform the average American they do it, even if it means spreading propaganda and tearing the nation apart.
The History Channel responded to “the utter nonsense” that the devil was made to look like Obama.
HISTORY channel has the highest respect for President Obama. The series was produced with an international and diverse cast of respected actors. It’s unfortunate that anyone made this false connection. HISTORY’s ‘The Bible’ is meant to enlighten people on its rich stories and deep history.
Perhaps even more sad than these people is the fact they are successful because their childish tactics actually lead to big ratings and earnings. If people are truly interested in politics and care about the future of the nation, why not pursue news outlets that don’t tug on emotion? Real news focuses on the frictions between opinions, because that is where the truth ultimately lies.
The Internet wasn’t supposed to make the United States dumber, but the “average voter,” as Churchill points out, doesn’t really get it. The “average voter” who doesn’t get it, surfs the net all day and seeks opinions that validate their own personal beliefs, whether or not said outlets are concerned with the truth doesn’t even matter.
Most people just seem to gravitate towards people that have the same core beliefs and then proceed to believe every single word these carnival barkers say.
We have become a culture that needs to be proactive in the news we take in. The Internet, political extremist and opportunistic players like Glenn Beck and Piers Morgan are all reasons we need to take a few minutes and do some research to make sure the words distributed through mass media were not taken out of context or are just a complete lie with the sole purpose of destroying the fabric of the United States.
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