Why are right-wing media and their followers so racist?

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  1. promisem profile image99
    promisemposted 12 months ago

    Newspaper publisher calls for Ku Klux Klan to resume lynchings and night rides.

    https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/ala … 11897.html

    His opinion must mean all right-wing media and their followers are racist, right?

    If some people can post silly generalizations on here about media, liberals, Democrats, the FBI, the CIA, the courts and all of our allies, I guess I should start doing the same.  smile

    1. lobobrandon profile image88
      lobobrandonposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Why do you want to stoop to their level? After this one post, I hope you've made your point lol. But, don't become as crazy as them. It's not worth it.

      1. PrettyPanther profile image82
        PrettyPantherposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Brandon, may I just say I enjoy your participation in the political forums and I hope you stick around.

        1. lobobrandon profile image88
          lobobrandonposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          I'm not good with sarcasm. Some people do call me a Sheldon Cooper. I don't think this is sarcasm though, is it big_smile

        2. promisem profile image99
          promisemposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          Agreed. He seems like a rational kind of guy.

          1. lobobrandon profile image88
            lobobrandonposted 12 months agoin reply to this

            I am just amused by the fact that people pick sides like it's their sports team and they got to support it no matter what. Left/Right, Republican/Democrat, I'm like wow. They don't have the potential to think for themselves on any issue, they have to go with the flow to fit into the team, else they're outcasts.

            1. promisem profile image99
              promisemposted 12 months agoin reply to this

              Confirmation bias is well proven. Many people would rather rationalize their existing beliefs than change those beliefs according to new information.

              I have often been called liberal by conservatives and conservative by liberals. In fact, I'm right of center. I just happen to be aggressive with debating people on here to the right of me.

              That said, I agree with you as long as you agree with me ...

      2. promisem profile image99
        promisemposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        You're quite right, Brandon, I don't want to stoop to their level. But I just couldn't resist throwing out a hand grenade.

        I hope people understand from the smiley face that I'm making this post tongue in cheek.

    2. IslandBites profile image87
      IslandBitesposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Hey! You forgot "the left"! mad

      1. PrettyPanther profile image82
        PrettyPantherposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Ah, yes, "the left." Lol

      2. promisem profile image99
        promisemposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        My apologies. I also left out John McCain, Hillary Clinton and quite a few others.

    3. Onusonus profile image76
      Onusonusposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Because liberals think everything is racist.

      1. promisem profile image99
        promisemposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Conservatives think everyone is against them.

        Generalizations, blah, blah, blah.

        1. Onusonus profile image76
          Onusonusposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          Sure...
          https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/50876741_771924776513489_7753052702476599296_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_ht=scontent-sea1-1.xx&oh=c8cbe6f63f99724233b7715388bd9b4a&oe=5CF6F1B1

    4. Live to Learn profile image82
      Live to Learnposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Funny. You've got one idiot who wrote one thing and all of a sudden it's the entire right wing media.

      Bravo promisem. Way to shove your head in the sand.

      1. lobobrandon profile image88
        lobobrandonposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        He's just showing you how some of the right wing guys act. He also clearly pointed that out in his OP. If you failed to see that (even though it was not sarcastic), you must be blind. Bravo.

        1. Live to Learn profile image82
          Live to Learnposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          Well, if he's just reacting to his impression of some people he certainly won't find fault in people seeing him in the same light.

          1. promisem profile image99
            promisemposted 12 months agoin reply to this

            I find fault only in people who are so filled with hate toward "the left" that they can't understand my simple and obvious post.

            1. Live to Learn profile image82
              Live to Learnposted 12 months agoin reply to this

              I don't hate 'the left'. It's interesting that you would choose that particular response.

              1. promisem profile image99
                promisemposted 12 months agoin reply to this

                In retrospect, I regret the use of the word "hate" because I think it should be used sparingly. But I do think "animosity" is accurate.

                1. Live to Learn profile image82
                  Live to Learnposted 12 months agoin reply to this

                  I think that may be a little too negative also. Primarily because 'the left' are just people too. I harbor animosity toward ideas I see as indicative of the powers that be on the left. The desire to separate and fragment society into warring tribes is very dangerous, in my opinion.

        2. promisem profile image99
          promisemposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          Thanks, Brandon. I thought I was quite clear in my post and my followup comment to you that I was being sarcastic.

          I'll say as well that I was responding to a lot more than just the posts of one person.

      2. promisem profile image99
        promisemposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        You don't understand my obvious point. More likely, you don't want to understand it.

        The smiley face, the sarcasm, etc. Bravo, LTL, for reverting to form.

        1. Live to Learn profile image82
          Live to Learnposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          You have, in the past if I'm not mistaken, complained about the misleading nature of titles for an OP.

          You will be judged, by the casual observer, by the title not the content.

          1. lobobrandon profile image88
            lobobrandonposted 12 months agoin reply to this

            lol

            Let's assume that what you just said is true. The both of you are stooping to each others level, very soon you're gonna find some Ostrich heads at eye level.

            1. promisem profile image99
              promisemposted 12 months agoin reply to this

              Brandon, I have learned from long experience that it's important to be civil whenever possible. At times, even LTL and I have been civil toward each other.

              But I have also learned that it's important to stand up to people when they start attacking. Turning the other cheek only encourages more attacks.

              Standing up to an attacker is not the same as stooping down to their level.

              1. lobobrandon profile image88
                lobobrandonposted 12 months agoin reply to this

                Of course not. But tit for tat is, in my opinion, stooping down to their level. In my opinion, that's not a wrong or bad thing to do, some times it's the only way to get a point across.

          2. promisem profile image99
            promisemposted 12 months agoin reply to this

            Again, that's the point of the post.

            Frankly, I don't give a damn if I am judged badly by extremists who have constant hissy fits about "the left" and the evils of Hillary Clinton.

            I also don't give a damn about people who are too lazy to read a post.

            My conscience and my reputation among people who know me are rock solid.

            1. IslandBites profile image87
              IslandBitesposted 12 months agoin reply to this

              smile

    5. dianetrotter profile image65
      dianetrotterposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      I'm glad I have control of my faculties and am able to do research and make informed conclusions.  There are good journalist that speak truth to power.  I love hearing from Shepherd Smith, Chris Wallace and those that report the facts and ask probing questions, regardless of whom they work for.  For the past several months, Judge Napolitano has really been breaking it down..

      I think alliances are made based on certain principles.  The problem comes from additional baggage others bring to the table..  Then it is important to speak the truth and opinions based on moral convictions, regardless of which side you are on.

      It is sad that there are two clearly defined sides because issues are so much more complex..

    6. crankalicious profile image92
      crankaliciousposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Promisem,

      Your point needs to be made more often. Of course, we only need one example of a right-wing newspaper calling for increased lynchings to confirm that all right-wingers are racists. That's how it works. One example is enough to draw a conclusion. One kid getting belittled because of his MAGA hat proves that all liberals are hypocrites.

  2. JAKE Earthshine profile image76
    JAKE Earthshineposted 12 months ago

    RACISM Is as RACISM does:

    This disgusting racist clown needs to RESIGN yesterday: How numb have his last remaining followers become not to see his ugly HATE and Unholy Intent?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcklUUIsdcw

    1. lobobrandon profile image88
      lobobrandonposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      I don't see that as racism, but he does seem like he's gonna be open for bids anytime soon.

  3. Onusonus profile image76
    Onusonusposted 12 months ago

    Speaking of fake media, I heard the left has dumped their slobbering relationship with the latest liberal golden boy.
    https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/52467465_1651718588294646_2233493954400092160_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_ht=scontent-sea1-1.xx&oh=5034236b8cc9832448bd48e61a48f95f&oe=5CE0F9DD

 
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