One of the sad things about the people who grew up saturated with Leftist education, politics, media and entertainment is how they go into full freak-out mode when confronted with opposing views. They have no idea how to critically examine them, so they panic and just start calling names.
Exhibit A: Their irrational hatred and dismissal of Fox News (“Faux News!!!!”). After all, if they can think of a clever name to call their ideological foe then they must be right.
I don’t watch or read Fox (or Limbaugh, etc.). Not that there’s anything wrong with that! But it is amusing how many Leftists assume that is my only source of news and how they think they can just dismiss our views with the genetic fallacy (discrediting a claim solely based on its source).
But it gets worse: Fox isn’t that biased, especially compared to outlets like MSNBC that the Leftists consume as pure gospel.
“If viewers spent an equal amount of time watching Fox’s ‘Special Report’ as ABC’s ‘World News’ and NBC’s ‘Nightly News,’ then they would receive a nearly perfectly balanced version of the news,” said Milyo, an associate professor of economics and public affairs at the University of Missouri at Columbia.”
If you look at giving patterns of the media, they are hopelessly biased to the Left and far more extreme than the average viewer.
Here’s an effective way to deal with those on the Left, who rarely, if ever, consume conservative media: Just note that you consume plenty of both sides and then form opinions, then ask how much conservative media they consume. [Crickets chirping] Then say that while that doesn’t necessarily mean you are always correct, it does mean you have examined both sides more thoroughly than they have. Hopefully they’ll realize they aren’t as fully informed as they thought.
Bonus: Also point out that if they read some of what we do — even if they didn’t agree with it — they’d notice that unlike the Left, we regularly criticize Republicans and Christians. Examples: The Left has no idea how much conservatives disliked Bush’s spending programs or how much Bible-believing Christians criticized Mark Driscoll. Yet the Left only criticizes Obama on the most extreme things, and then quickly changes the subject as to why it is really the fault of Republicans.
Bonus 2: New study: Politifact fact-checker is biased against Republicans. If you are surprised, then I’m surprised that you’re surprised.
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