- Politics and Social Issues
Fox News Stinks
I know people who watch Fox News from both sides of the spectrum. I know the right wingers who swear that Fox is the only true news channel. I also now left wingers who watch Fox to yell at the TV. Neither of these two groups impress me because I cannot understand what would possess a person to watch Fox News.
Take for instance the video in this post. This is Lt. Col Ralph Peters, a Fox pundit speaking about the American soldier who has been captured by the Taliban in Afghanistan. He starts out talking about how the Taliban will not kill Private Bowe Bergdahl right away because he is to valuable to them as a propaganda tool.
What caught my eye is what Peters says next. He will support Bergdahl if he was truly captured by the Taliban he was behind him. Peters goes on to say, that however, if we find out that he deserted his friends and comrades in time of war the Taliban will be doing us a favor and saving us legal bill by killing him.
Now I ask you, what kind of patriotism is this? Of course, there are people that we all wish that were dead, but who are we to judge the motives of someone before the truth comes out. People like Peters spout off this rhetoric and never think about the consequences. Fortunately for them, Fox News is the perfect forum for their hate speech.
Fox news is not news. It is PROPAGANDA. Those who watch it, take Fox's brand of news and hope that it holds water. However, this guy Peters and his proclamations are dangerous and treasonous. We should all hold judgement until this soldier is back home and is able to tell his story.
In the mean time, lets tell Fox News it is time move on and start a new business because Fox News has never been news.