The FOX News website for me is the perfect microcosm of America’s current Civil War. This has nothing to do with FOX itself but rather the people who are there. FOX represents America, liberals don’t like to hear that, but they do. America is not CNN. America is not MSNBC. America is two sides, not one. Liberals like to think America is NPR and the New York Times, but its not. Which is okay, because what I’m talking about is it (FOX) being a representation of America, which is what a microcosm is.
You get down to it in the comments section of their website. There it is all revealed. America is represented at the end of virtually every article. A nonstop bickering of ideologies. It never ends. It just goes on and on and on. Day after day after day. The article that the comments were supposed to be based on, soon ceases to be relevant. It quickly becomes about ‘the fight’. Nothing else. FOX is to be greatly commended on that, they allow the fight. The commie sites don’t. They don’t have a comments section.
As someone else noted, liberals only survive on the internet when there is heavy censorship and “moderation”. Whenever there is freewheeling open thought, they get wiped out.
The people there are fighting ‘the fight’. They seem to enjoy it. The website lends itself to this eternal struggle. When you mute someone, within 5 minutes they are unmuted. I myself am very realistic in the knowledge that I am not going to influence anyone, so there is absolutely no point in arguing with them. I mute and go on. On other sites that’s all it takes and I never hear from them again. But not on FOX. On FOX the mute is for show, not for go (okay that makes no sense).
But that would help, if the mute button there actually worked. For some reason their software is very unstable and the mute doesn’t ‘take’ (probably from loading so many ads). Not that most people are smart enough to use mute. But for the few that are it would help. Mute and move on. Because you are not going to change anyone’s mind! It ain’t gonna happen! People don’t change their views because of someone else’s “argument”. Those rare times when a person’s world view changes, is because it slowly evolved from within, over time.
It is not within a person’s DNA to have reason interfere with their way of thinking. It just doesn’t happen. You can argue till the cow’s come home (which is what they do at FOX), and no one is going to be swayed an inch. This eternal bickering with no progression is a perfect representation of Congress. They cannot for an instant lay down the gloves long enough to move forward on an issue. Think about that. 535 idiots hold the fate of 330,000,000 people in their hands, and they are incapable of acting in a rational manner.
All they can do is argue, just like on FOX. I’m trying to think of that word that means when you just want to accomplish something, to get started on a project? Pragmatic! That’s it! I JUST DON’T see the logic in bickering into eternity. Call me crazy but I don’t. Whether its the FOX News site or Congress, what the hell is the point of never accomplishing anything?? Life is too short.
[My observation of the FOX comments section of any article, no matter the original topic, is it always comes down to the question: Is there a God? Invariably some Lefty makes a crack about the Invisible Magic Man in the sky, and someone on the right will make an assertion about the GOP working God’s will. Who cares? You cannot convince someone of the existence of God. The heat at the end will convince them. You can’t. They can’t say they weren’t warned.]
“basically the left stripped our entire society of its morals and then declared themselves the arbiters of morality”