Like many people in this country whose mindset isn’t somewhere to the right of Adolph Hitler (Godwin alert!), when FAUX Noise comes to my attention I greet it with a mixture of exasperation and sadness (for the dupes who believe their shtick). Words usually don’t fail me, but I’ve never really had the inspiration to summarize the plague that they are in any coherent form.
Well, my good friend John (who also happens to be a virtuoso guitarist and arranger) put the muse (perfectly IMNSDHO) to words this morning:
“Fox gets good ratings telling ultra right wing people what they want to hear, keeping them angry, afraid and divisive.”
Bravo, John; bravo.
Obligatory disclaimer: I don’t like any of the major “news” outlets, don’t get me wrong. I’m an independent in many ways, including how I try to obtain actual news instead of spin and hype. It just seems to me that FOX is worse than the rest in generating those two brands of misinformation, and the people who eat it up seem louder than is the norm. The bottom line is all the “news” networks suck.