I was wondering what everyone here thought about these pundits on TV - mostly, but not all, on FOX News. You know, the ones who say that fascism and tyranny and communism (depending on what week it is) are creeping along in the United States. The ones who freak out about how our guns are being taken away (even though they aren't), and tell us about the existence of things like FEMA concentration camps (for which there is no evidence by the way). The ones who push disturbed people to commit horrible crimes
(yes, Richard Poplawski posted Glenn Beck videos to his white supremacists website to warn people about the new "police state").
And Beck, well, I've put up with the likes of him for a while and just ignored the theatrics. But when I see a video like this
, I just have to say something. The worst thing about it is that most of his accusations are exaggerations at worst, lies at best.
I think this lying and fearmongering is really hurting our country. It's not about silencing an opposing point of view, it's about delivering the NEWS to people in a way that doesn't distort the facts and freak people out. I believe reporting of this kind is related to the uptick in gun violence in America...