Most on the left may loathe the right, don't know for sure never seen any polls about that, have you?
I guess the same could be said of the right loathing the left. How many times have we read CNN is the Communist News Network by those on the right on this forum?
Fox is to the right and who they choose to have on their shows reflect that. CNN and the other networks have more balance in that regard than Fox does. Which might explain Fox viewers are less informed.
Last edited by Losthwy; 11-13-2008 at 01:26 PM.
What its prominence suggest, and what all science confirms is that the dog is a creature of the nose- A. Horowitz.
Left or right are matters of perspective. Almost every right winger I have ever met believed he was a centrist with only socialists to the left. If polls concerning party membership and opinions on issues are accurate (I suspect that some are and some are not), the "center" of American politics lies to the left of the Republican party and to the right of the more liberal end of the Democratic party. Those identifying themselves as "conservatives" are very far to the right of the majority of the American public.
Personally, I believe that I am on the "right" since all of my opinions are correct. However, I'll admit that most people in the country and almost everyone on this forum would view me as being on the left. For my money, the distinction is irrelevant. It's simply the kind of label used by both sides to discredit others without having to address actual facts or issues.
If you bothered to watch FOX News, you would have noted that their commentators routinely have guests and 'FOX News contributors' from both sides of the political spectrum.
The fact is: People that depend on television and radio (20 second sound bites) for their source of information are far less informed then people that use the print media.
BTW Maybe you would like to explain what the terms left and right mean. What is the difference between Democrates and Republicans? What is the difference between liberal and conservative political phlisophy? Are there conservative Democrats and liberal Republicans?
Last edited by Paul Johnson; 11-13-2008 at 02:20 PM.
The word "Politics," is derived from "Poly," meaning Many and from "Ticks," meaning Blood Sucking Parasites-Kinky Freidman.
I would only add that most on the right loathe the left. The news the right prefers must be void of any idea that doesn’t agree with their narrow, right wing ideological viewpoint. The fact that MSNBC just doesn’t hate the left and gives them a fair hearing is the reason the right hates MSNBC.
Thanks For Letting Me Clear That Up Regards,
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