The following quote from Left of Center accurately reflect my feelings about the willful ignorance of Fox News viewers and Limbaugh listeners…
I do not understand the American right wing. I don’t understand how people who make less than $100,000 vote for policies that benefit millionaires, and I don’t know why people who are on their third marriage constantly prattle about family values.
Much of the commentary coming from the right wing is baffling because it is glaringly inaccurate. Some would say it is blatant lies. Liberal media watchdog group Media Matters is constantly kept busy fact checking and stating the errors from the right-wing noise machine.
In many cases, it is obvious that the commentary is incorrect, so I must conclude that this is done deliberately. Right-wing commentators must know they are talking nonsense, but they continue to say it because they need the great unwashed masses to believe, and act on it.
Politico ran a story a couple of days ago entitled, “Bill Clinton scorches GOP field on climate change“. Basically, Clinton took global warming deniers to task for leading the charge in questioning the science behind global warming. He also targeted the current crop of nominees in the GOP primary. All of them are deniers with the exception of Huntsman and possibly Romney. The flip-flop man is not quite sure where he stands on the issue.
Anyway, here is the takeaway line from Clinton’s speech.
“I mean, it makes us — we [the US] look like a joke, right? You can’t win the nomination of one of the major parties in the country if you admit that the scientists are right? That disqualifies you from doing it?”
Well Fox wasn’t too happy with anyone criticizing their beloved Republican candidates so Fox Nation ran the Politico story with a minor modification to the headline.
Too funny and dumb. It’s stuff like this that makes ardent Fox viewers the biggest group of ignorant, misinformed cretins in America.
- Hugh Hewitt: Bill Clinton and Global Warming (hughhewitt.com)
- We Need a Left-Wing Media Machine to Fight for Climate Action: Mark Hertsgaard (Video) (treehugger.com)
- Bill Clinton: GOP Climate Denial Makes U.S. “Look Like a Joke” (treehugger.com)
- Bill Clinton Praises Romney, Huntsman on Global Warming (abcnews.go.com)
- Bill Clinton blasts GOP climate change skeptics (cbsnews.com)