This thread is funny.
You have the standard political scale with 4 poles and different political ideologies that fall all over the map. Then you have a simple "left" or "right" with the Left being total control over a group and the Right being no control over a group.
So, the person(s) in charge of Westboro have total control of the group, so based on the scale, it is "left wing".
This isn't FoxNews blaming democrats. It's a political scale that's used in D.C. Politics all the time.
And for those of you who say FoxNews is laughable (Hannity and O'reilly can be) MSNBC and CNN are just as laughable. All 3 stations bend and lie for their agenda. Which is why I don't really watch any of them. Jake Tapper of ABC and Bret Baier of Fox News are probably the only 2 true journalists still left out there.
American denominations are confusing.. why are the liberals the ones who want more government interventionnism ?
Sorry but I can't seem to take any of the Americans news outlets seriously as all of them seem to be extremely biased towards one side or another or try to push there own agenda.
I have seen some completely crazy stuff on fox news, hell I saw one where they showed this guy had a alien in his house and fox thought it was real. I can't see why people even pays attention to this.
I'm a conservative and a Republican, and I can assure you, these nut jobs are not a conservative church, or even a church at all for that matter.
There is nothing left wing about them, But funny to see that there is some extreme right wing crap that is even to toxic for FOX to back.
Amazing how retarded Fox News can be.
WBMA - Leave our beards alone
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“…the whole trouble lies here. In words, words. Each one of us has within him a whole world of things, each man of us his own special world. And how can we ever come to an understanding if I put in the words I utter the sense and value of things as I see them; while you who listen to me must inevitably translate them according to the conception of things each one of you has within himself. We think we understand each other, but we never really do.”
XKCD is always relevant. Always.
Meanwhile the center-right are more liberal than the rest and the ecologists struggle to find out if they're actually close to the left or not.
This whole debate could be resolved if you considered this:
Let's say for the sake of the argument, that WBC are left-wingers.
So what? Does it say anything about any other left-wing person? No, it does not. It's only your prejudice that gets in the way and ever so slightly attribute this kind of crazy to left-wingers. For the non-critical thinkers out there, this will fly over their heads and appeal directly to their per-conceived prejudices.; and I imagine that those groups of people must be rather large if Fox News can still air things like this.
Either ignore and move on, or better; call them (Fox News) out for their sensationalist hyperbole.
I try to think like this: I want to get to know you, what your thoughts and ideas are about various political and what not issues. By doing this I try to suppress my prejudice and in turn get a broader knowledge overall; if I did opposite and just lump people into groups I would be ignorant & less knowledgeable.
Last edited by Dezerte; 2012-12-26 at 06:16 PM.
To declare that a personal, inner experience gives certainty about the workings of the universe is to assign far too much value to one’s subjective sense of conviction.
I’m not that arrogant.
The brain, marvelous instrument though it is, isn’t infallible. It can misfire, seize or hallucinate, and it can do so in a way that’s utterly indistinguishable from reality to the person experiencing it.
Facism, Nazism and a monarchy (to some extent) are left.
FoxNews called them left. Which is correct. FoxNews did not call them liberal. Don't confuse that.
“Here is my final point...About drugs, about alcohol, about pornography...What business is it of yours what I do, read, buy, see, or take into my body as long as I do not harm another human being on this planet? And for those who are having a little moral dilemma in your head about how to answer that question, I'll answer it for you. NONE of your fucking business. Take that to the bank, cash it, and go fucking on a vacation out of my life.”
Well, what about your family? Your taking of drugs harms them in many, many ways.
Originally Posted by Raferis
Fox News is biased on a lot of things. As CNN and the rest are too. This is not new.