Saturday, December 12, 2009

Dick Wolf Call Out Fox News For What It Is - A Cancer Spreading Ignorance & Hate

Finally someone had the guts to call out Fox News for what it is - A passive aggressive, hatred and hypocrisy filled broadcasting, that indirectly propels people to justify violence and racism as an answer to their problems. On Thursday's episode of Law & Order (created by Dick Wolf) a character calls out Fox News (video enclosed below):

"Garrison, Limbaugh, Beck, O'Reilly, all of them. They're like a cancer spreading ignorance and hate. I mean, they have convinced folks that immigrants are the problem, not corporations that fail to pay a living wage or a broken health care system".
Now even though Dick Wolf targets Fox on narrow issues like immigration and healthcare, we think Wolf's real aim was send out a broader message. As we have pointed out in our earlier posts, the allure of Fox's lead anchors such as Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity & Bill O'Reilly, lies in the deft skill with which they, manages to cloak often vile and irrational thoughts under disarmingly rational ones. When you say 6 sensible things and 4 outrageous lies, most people are gullible enough to give you the benefit of the doubt on the 4 lies you told, because they find it hard to discern truth from fiction.

For example while Glen Beck manages to make perfect sense by having Ron Paul on his show talking about End the Fed, he is completely illogical when it comes to: 1) hatefully inciting tea party folks to revolt against Obama (calling him a racist) and the "Government", 2) supporting the senseless U.S. wars around the world (deficits don't matter to Beck), and 3) inciting people against the public option on Healthcare, going so far as calling for an end to Medicare. (With millions of dollars in his bank, why should Beck care about Medicare?)

Given today's trying economic circumstances, with people's backs against the wall and nothing left to lose, such hate filled speeches only serve to add fuel to the fire. Yes the world needs a revolution today, but not a violent one. Instead what we need is a "thought" revolution where we overhaul the selfish and self-centered thinking that has come to dominate our lives & public policy and come together to work for the greater good of our planet and all humanity.

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