Sunday, March 25, 2007

The Future is Available For Viewing

I have recently discovered The Futurist blog. I am truly enjoying the concise writing and logic. In the most recent post

A recent Zogby poll confirms what most Americans already know painfully well, that the mainstream media is significantly further to left of the political spectrum than the general population.

Of all respondents, 64% feel the media as a leftist bias and only 28% perceive a right-leaning bias. Republicans aside, 66% of Independents and even 17% of Democrats believe that the media has a leftist bias.

Of course, none of this is a surprise.

Even if we concede that Fox News is biased to the right, that makes it just one out of eight news networks with a Republican bias. The left thus still controls 7 out of 8 news networks.

"But out of 8 news networks, if 7 are left-wing, and just 1 is right wing, and even that network contains liberals, why does Fox News bother you so much? If only 1 out of 8 news networks caters to half of the population, yet you want to suppress even that, that means you are opposed to free speech, doesn't it? How is what you seek even remotely fair?"

If they insist that Fox News should be suppressed because Republicans are 'dumb', then remind them of how people earning over $50,000 a year overwhelmingly voted for Bush, while Kerry had a majority only among those who earn under $30,000 a year. Income may not corelate directly to intelligence, but income certainly does not have an inverse correlation with intelligence. Anyone who suggests that a group that is 'rich' is simultaneously 'dumb' is desperately trying to fight off realities that fail to affirm their belief in their own intelligence.
This is one of those "AHA!" moments... One of those times when you knew how you felt but lacked the words. You never formed the argument because you never had cause.

I am now a fan. Go Read, Scroll back and read some archived posts... You'll enjoy the journey. I did.

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