I don’t think that any rational person would dispute the fact that Fox Nation is a right-wing, conservative news website just like The Huffington Post is a left-wing, liberal news website. There are both liberal news websites and there are conservative news websites. Whatever. It’s a good thing. What’s not good is when these websites cross the line into that horrible blind, passionate partisanship that always leads to irrational, untrue, and unhelpful nonsense. What kind of nonsense? This kind of nonsense:
1a. “Peace is Hard”
Take a quick look at the Fox Nation page below…
No, there was nothing wrong with my browser… that’s the entire “article”. Yikes. How can there be so much wrong with so little. Right off the bat… mocking the president? Classy, Fox. Real classy. What were they mocking him about? A cherry-picked, three word sentence that actually makes a whole lot of sense and actually is deep in its original context. But no… anything is okay for an idiotic cheap shot at Barack Obama. I wouldn’t be as upset if they actually linked to the text of his speech or even wrote a little defense below on why his sentiments on the middle east weren’t actually deep. But no… that would be too intelligent and reasonable for Fox Nation.
1b. Attack of the Living Commenters!
Speaking of intelligent and reasonable, let’s have a look at some of my absolute favorite comments from this article:
Same clown; same teleprompters; same BS; same lies; same stupidity; same incompetence; Now the media is telling us he is deep! Bias media BS
“Peace is hard…lying is easy”…to paraphrase the ‘turd’ in our White House!
‘Peace is hard but forging a 1961 Hawaii birth certificate is harder still’ – Barack Obama, aka Barry Soetoro
Obama is hard …. when Ahmadinejad walks into the room.
He should have said Right is Wrong and Up is Down too, because that’s how this P O S sees the world.
I think Barack keeps a couple cupcakes in his pocket to keep Moochelle happy and well trained…I have heard it’s very difficult to keep a Sasquatch in captivity…It’s most likely his only achievement..
When has Obama ever been Presidential or Statesmen Like. Answer is Never
I would never say that all Fox Nation readers are dumb, but these people sure are. Honestly though, I bet the kind of people that think like this are a small percentage of Fox Nation’s readership. I’m not one to demonize an entire group of people like many of my fellow liberals, but I do believe there is a frightening contingent of unstable zealots who are targeted by posts like this.
2a. “Anti-Capitalist Loon”
Our next example of absolute partisanship is presented below:
Don’t you just get a schoolyard-bully feel from that headline? I mean… loon? Really? Is Fox Nation a respectable news and opinion site or just a goofy tabloid rag? Because, based on that horribly biased headline, I would say it’s the latter. I mean… even The Blaze released the story in a relatively objective matter. That’s right… Glenn Beck’s own website looks completely rational when compared to Fox Nation. Here’s the headline at The Blaze: DID THE NYPD ROUGH UP ‘DAYS OF RAGE’ WALL STREET PROTESTORS? HERE’S THE VIDEO. When you compare the two, there’s no contest.
2b. Yay for Police Brutality!
Again… sit back, relax, and enjoy the madness of the comments section:
Too bad he wasn’t being tossed around on the 50th floor of one of the buildings. I’m sure one of the cops must have butter fingers.
The cops should have just tazed the guy. You never know what kinds of diseases dirty libturds carry.
More peaceful libs.. just like Loughner
the cops should of put a few boots up his a. s. s. but being a liberal,he`d probably enjoy it.
The Democraps forcing banks to make loans to poor and minorities who had no intention of paying it back caused the meltdown.
Professional welfare recipients at their worst. They contribute nothing, are worth nothing, represent nothing. They deserve whatever the police see fit to do.
I hope they didn’t drop him on his head – might have done permanent damage – on second tought probably wouldn’t be able to tell the difference – still be a ‘commie idiot’.
Here’s my opinion on that video. Both sides did things wrong. The cops were too violent and not clear enough with what they were doing and why they were doing it while the protesters were breaking the law by constructing those tarp structures.
3. In my humble opinion…
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… I’m not looking for Fox News, Fox Nation, the Drudge Report, or whatever to stop being conservative… I’m looking for them to stop being irrationally partisan. Of course, we’re all human. I say things that are stupid because I do get caught up in my emotions a bit too much when discussing issues I’m passionate about. But the difference is, when I look back at what I’ve said or written, I will correct it and learn from it. It doesn’t appear that these bozos are doing this. All they care about is keeping their readership ignorant and frothing at the mouth for the end of “socialism” and Obama. It’s sad. Treat your readers with more respect. They do deserve it. I may not always agree with their ideals, but I do believe that every person deserves respect and to be treated like an adult.