Republicans, It’s Time to Face Facts: The Right-Wing Media Is Lying to You

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Texas blogger Allen Clifton lays it out in plain language:

Bashing the media is an easy thing to do. Both political parties do it, though Republicans are far more aggressive with their accusation that the “liberal media” or “mainstream media” is out to get them. All while ignoring the obvious bias that Fox News displays nearly constantly.

And you’ll be hard-pressed to find many conservatives that are willing to actually be objective about Fox News.

As a liberal, I’ll fully admit that MSNBC has an obvious left-leaning slant, but it still pales in comparison to the right-wing cheerleading Fox News does on a daily basis.

But conservatives might need to face a simple reality: Their trusted media sources are lying to them.

Let me fess up to something right now — I watch a good deal of Fox News. It’s not easy but it’s necessary to understand what lunacy I might soon be dealing with, as most conservative arguments are taken directly from whatever Fox News talking point they’ve decided to push.

Do you know how many times I saw a Fox News anchor or show host call out John Boehner for blocking a vote on the Senate’s continuing resolution, which would have passed and prevented the government shutdown?

Zero.

A simple, indisputable fact about what was going on with the government shutdown—and they never mentioned it. At least they never did in the numerous hours I spent watching the network.

I can probably count on one hand the times I’ve heard “Obamacare” called the Affordable Care Act. You know, the actual name of the law. Because nothing says “legit and professional organization” like one that exclusively uses Republican talking points and rhetoric to discuss politics.

Anyone remember last year leading up to the elections? Almost every host on Fox News, and every right-wing media pundit I saw comments from, went out of their way to tell conservative voters that Romney was headed for an easy victory over President Obama. Even in the days leading up to the election, many right-wing “experts” were still telling Americans that Romney was going to defeat Obama.

This blatantly flew in the face of countless polls, and overwhelming evidence, that suggested not only was President Obama headed for re-election—it was going to be an overwhelming victory for the president.

And if these polls were ever used as evidence to counter the Republican belief that Romney was actually ahead, they were then painted as “liberally biased” and should be dismissed.

Except, all these “liberally biased” polls were spot-on and all this “right-wing evidence” was completely wrong. When President Obama was re-elected, Republicans were legitimately in shock. They couldn’t figure out how it had happened. Some even said the polls had to be rigged. After all, they were told for weeks and months Romney was headed toward an easy victory. How could this have happened?

Well, the answer is pretty simple: The right-wing media was lying to their voters.

Just like they were deceiving their voters during the government shutdown. Hell, just like they always lie to their voters.

More: Forward Progressives — Republicans, It’s Time to Face Facts: The Right-Wing Media Is Lying to You

I would go farther and say that a good many Republicans are perfectly aware that their media lie. Their reason for paying attention is not to stay informed but to stay current on the memes and talking points that serve as a diversion and smokescreen for their real agenda: Racism and an end to the forces that interfere with their ability to dominate, exploit, cheat, steal, and pillage.

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