Paranoid and Unbalanced
“Enter right-wing media, which has a nifty trick of convincing audiences it’s the other guys who are the liars, all while actually being much less trustworthy in reality. From conservative screaming about the ‘media elite’ to Fox News’s old slogan ‘Fair and Balanced,’ conservative media is rife with the message that everyone is out to get you, conservative viewer, and only in the warm blanket of right-wing propaganda will you be safe.”
—Amanda Marcotte, reporter, “Why conservatives prefer propaganda to reality,” AlterNet.com, October 2014
• Editorial Comment: Shaddup, Jimmy Olson, and get me a coffee.
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