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'Right wing' Pundits are Con-men?

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Con men like Rush and Beck are one of the reasons the Republicans are in such dire straits today. Because they don’t care about winning elections. They care about separating rubes from their money. They’ve discovered there’s a fortune to be made by convincing a small portion of America under the illusion that they are always under attack from Mexicans, or ACORN, or Planned Parenthood, or gays, or takers, global warming hoaxers. It doesn’t matter. They don’t want a majority. They want a mailing list. A list of the kind of gullible Honey Boo Boos out there who think that there’s a war on Christmas, and that the socialist policies of our Kenyan president have been so disastrous that the end of our world is coming.

I’m not exaggerating. Go to any right wing website, and you’ll see ads for prepper bags, and water purifiers, and survival seeds, also known as seeds. And for years, Beck, Hannity, and other radio hosts endorsed Goldline. A company that sales gold coins to frightened old people for twice what they’re worth. Why not just hogtie your audience and steal their disability checks? After all, we are talking about people who spend actual money on a children’s book by a fat adulterer and a peroxide blonde from another dimension.

Glenn Beck has only 300,000 subscribers, so they’ll never be a majority, but it doesn’t matter. Maybe they can only vote once every two years, but they can buy the same book every three weeks. The exact same book over, and over, and over again. I don’t know being a Republican means having to have your faith recharged five times a day like Dick Cheney’s heart. Because there’s no comparable industry on the left devoted to separating liberals from their cash, unless you count Whole Foods.


The concepts of perpetual minority status and persecution are what keep the right wing media machine going. It doesn’t matter that the right controls the largest cable news network and dominates talk radio. The genius of Fox News, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, etc. is that they have been able to sell themselves as the minority battling a mythic liberal media monolith when the reality is the exact opposite. They are each the top rated network and programs on their platforms.

Maher’s introduction of two contradictory explanations for why these rubes are getting suckered illustrates how the left is still baffled by the mechanics of right wing media. Bill Maher called the people who give the Becks and Limbaughs of the right wing world their money gullible, but he also suggested that they are being guided by a faith in their ideology.

When the behavior of consumers of far right media is examined, they behave more like true believers than gullible souls. They keep tuning in to Fox News, talk radio, and visiting right wing websites because they truly believe that they are in a battle for survival. They are like an end of days cult that has convinced itself that the presidency of Barack Obama is bringing about the demise of not just the republic, but of all society. (This is why they keep talking about their “way of life” being under attack.)

It is this devoted belief that allows them to argue that violent intruders could invade their home at any minute, so they must be allowed to buy as much weaponry as possible.

They really believe, and that is why they keep watching Fox, tuning in to Rush, buying the same redundant books that have been written by conservatives for the last 50, and getting their “news” from right wing websites.

Fox News, Beck, Limbaugh, and rest are tent revival preachers going 21st Century door to door making oodles of money by evangelizing conservatism’s “good word.” The problem is that these right wing political snake oil salesmen are one of the three most influential forces in the Republican Party. These people who have no interest in policy are shaping the policies and attitudes of elected Republicans. The few million people who get separated from their cash aren’t stupid. They are true believers who have been brainwashed by lies and conspiracies in order to be exploited for profit and gain.

Of course, the people who most need to hear Maher’s message have already determined that he is a dirty liberal socialist who is spreading Obama propaganda.

Some people will never learn.

LINK

Thoughts?

 


Thank God......it's Friday!!!

by on Feb. 2, 2013 at 12:30 PM
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12hellokitty
by Platinum Member on Feb. 3, 2013 at 11:27 AM

 I agree liberal pundits pushing fear aren't trying to sell anything.  They are trying to force people to buy things they don't want

 

 

 


Quoting brookiecookie87:

 

You are still completely missing the point.

What did they sell to people after pushing the war on women? Nothing. What did they sell to people after the war on guns? Nothing.

Quoting 12hellokitty:

Liberals are most defiantly pushing fear, they started the "war on women" and now the "war on guns".   You may have a point that liberals are not selling anything, in their "war on the rich", they are pushing taking....

 

 

 

 

brookiecookie87
by Platinum Member on Feb. 3, 2013 at 11:31 AM
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You are still completely missing the point.

There is a HUGE DIFFERENCE between Glenn Beck pushing Fear and then selling a product to soothe that fear that in return makes Glenn Beck lots of money.

Do you understand that difference?

For example. Glenn Beck says, "The economy is going to crumble!!!" Then advertises Gold coins. Then he makes lots of money from it.

If Jon Stewart pushes that women should have a right to birth control in their healthcare plan. That doesn't line Jon Stewarts pockets with any money. He doesn't gain birth control. He doesn't get a dime.

See the difference?

Quoting 12hellokitty:

 I agree liberal pundits pushing fear aren't trying to sell anything.  They are trying to force people to buy things they don't want

 
Quoting brookiecookie87:


You are still completely missing the point.

What did they sell to people after pushing the war on women? Nothing. What did they sell to people after the war on guns? Nothing.

Quoting 12hellokitty:

Liberals are most defiantly pushing fear, they started the "war on women" and now the "war on guns".   You may have a point that liberals are not selling anything, in their "war on the rich", they are pushing taking....







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12hellokitty
by Platinum Member on Feb. 3, 2013 at 12:07 PM

 How do you know Stewart doesn't own stock in companies that make birth control? 

And I have no problem with Beck selling products he personally buys.  If he were pushing Gold, but didn't own any himself I would see your point.  I'm not a follower of Beck and will acknowledge he is a little out there on some things, but as far as I know the things he promotes are because they are in line with his views.

Liberal hypocrites like Michale Moore and Al Gore on the other hand promote fear, in Moores case against capitalism, and Gore in environmentalism, yet both have made their fortunes by the very things they oppose.

 

 
 

 

Quoting brookiecookie87:

 

You are still completely missing the point.

There is a HUGE DIFFERENCE between Glenn Beck pushing Fear and then selling a product to soothe that fear that in return makes Glenn Beck lots of money.

Do you understand that difference?

For example. Glenn Beck says, "The economy is going to crumble!!!" Then advertises Gold coins. Then he makes lots of money from it.

If Jon Stewart pushes that women should have a right to birth control in their healthcare plan. That doesn't line Jon Stewarts pockets with any money. He doesn't gain birth control. He doesn't get a dime.

See the difference?

Quoting 12hellokitty:

 I agree liberal pundits pushing fear aren't trying to sell anything.  They are trying to force people to buy things they don't want

 
Quoting brookiecookie87:

 

You are still completely missing the point.

What did they sell to people after pushing the war on women? Nothing. What did they sell to people after the war on guns? Nothing.

Quoting 12hellokitty:

Liberals are most defiantly pushing fear, they started the "war on women" and now the "war on guns".   You may have a point that liberals are not selling anything, in their "war on the rich", they are pushing taking....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

jaxTheMomm
by Platinum Member on Feb. 3, 2013 at 12:23 PM
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When you are unable to form a salient point, it's time to break out the memes....

Quoting 12hellokitty:






Quoting jaxTheMomm:

See?  You just did it AGAIN.  "Fear and redicule" ??

Your mistake is thinking any of them deserve to be treated so seriously.  But I guess that's the true mark of a con man...

Quoting 12hellokitty:


Sorry I didn't realize you know the thoughts of Mahers followers.

The article, which is from a liberal blog, is trying to make people fear and ridicule Rush, Beck and anyone who listens to them....





brookiecookie87
by Platinum Member on Feb. 3, 2013 at 12:39 PM

Wow. You are really reaching now, aren't you?

The things he promotes are the things that sooth the people's fear-The fear that he instilled in them. Hence why Bill Maher and this article call them con men.

Because that is what con men. Hey Fear this! Now buy this to sooth that fear! (Well it is one of the things con-men do. Obviously they are not limited in how they can con people).

And Michael Moore and Al Gore are nothing like the opposite on Fox News. First they are not broad casted via tv/radio on the most popular news programs masquerading as news men. Second a lot of liberals understand someone like Michale Moore is an activist and should be taken lightly. People understand Al Gore has an agenda and when he says something you should check in on his facts.

Because people like that often exaggerate.

There are extreme cases where a liberal will blindly believe everything these people say (I have only ever met one-And it is a person on cafe mom. I have never met one in person). And even a person like this doesn't make Al Gore or Michael Moore any money. Maybe a movie ticket, or the like. But that is to hear what they say and not because they were instilled with fear and told to buy it to sooth that fear.

Quoting 12hellokitty:

 How do you know Stewart doesn't own stock in companies that make birth control? 

And I have no problem with Beck selling products he personally buys.  If he were pushing Gold, but didn't own any himself I would see your point.  I'm not a follower of Beck and will acknowledge he is a little out there on some things, but as far as I know the things he promotes are because they are in line with his views.

Liberal hypocrites like Michale Moore and Al Gore on the other hand promote fear, in Moores case against capitalism, and Gore in environmentalism, yet both have made their fortunes by the very things they oppose

 


Quoting brookiecookie87:


You are still completely missing the point.

There is a HUGE DIFFERENCE between Glenn Beck pushing Fear and then selling a product to soothe that fear that in return makes Glenn Beck lots of money.

Do you understand that difference?

For example. Glenn Beck says, "The economy is going to crumble!!!" Then advertises Gold coins. Then he makes lots of money from it.

If Jon Stewart pushes that women should have a right to birth control in their healthcare plan. That doesn't line Jon Stewarts pockets with any money. He doesn't gain birth control. He doesn't get a dime.

See the difference?

Quoting 12hellokitty:

 I agree liberal pundits pushing fear aren't trying to sell anything.  They are trying to force people to buy things they don't want

 
Quoting brookiecookie87:


You are still completely missing the point.

What did they sell to people after pushing the war on women? Nothing. What did they sell to people after the war on guns? Nothing.

Quoting 12hellokitty:

Liberals are most defiantly pushing fear, they started the "war on women" and now the "war on guns".   You may have a point that liberals are not selling anything, in their "war on the rich", they are pushing taking....











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