Unlike so many of my conservative friends, I deem almost everything in life as being shades of grey. Some agree with #CO3 that the press is the enemy of the people. There is an iota of truth in that but their contributions to our democracy FAR outweigh those times when they are doing something totally for their own sake. As far as Fox News is concerned, I don’t put them in the press category. They are instead just a propaganda tool for a small slice of our society.
Getting back to the topic at hand, the Poll watch shown here is more than a little deceiving. It would have you believe that 48% of Americans agree with #CO3 and even want to give him the power to shut down those news organizations he doesn’t like. First of all, if that were to happen we would be on a path very similar to what Hitler did in Germany in the 1930s. It was the first step in the total evil of his regime. But that is a story for another post.
Let’s be a FactChecker for the duration of this post. Statistics show that the Republican party is made up of about 25% of the American population. So, that 48% who want to give him dictator-type powers will really about one in nine of us. I call that a pretty small but still scary minority.
Why was the clipping stated as it was? I kinda think it was to stir up discord among us. Too often it seems that media publishers want to dramatize things. For instance, everything on CNN is not “Breaking News”. 🙂
#CO3 = Current Oval Office Occupant