I'm not a big fan of Truthout; like many agenda-driven organizations, it stre-e-e-e-e-tches the truth pretty damn thin to suit its bias.
This article is a bit wordy, and rather vague in spots, but it highlights some striking truths. Of course, all news media organizations use same techniques in varying degrees, and many do so with frightening subtlety. Since I'm intellectually lazy, and a big fan of simplicity, I appreciate how easy it is to single out FOX's ludicrous brand of propaganda. Nothing subtle there! It would be laughable, except that, as patently obvious as it is, millions of people fall for it daily. Just because it's the kettle calling the pot black, doesn't mean the pot is mauve.
It's also preaching to the choir. Since it's rather long and somewhat intellectual, most FoxFanatics will never see it.
I recently read this quote: “God created man in His image and ever since man has been trying to return the favor.” I wondered if it was a liberal Christian commenting on conservative Christianity. Turns out is was a conservative Christian commenting on liberal Christianity. Hmm. Funny how that works.
It's not any single agenda that will destroy us; it's blind devotion to an agenda. To me, this concept encourages thought and promotes rational opinions. To many, it just makes me a hand-wringing fence-sitter. I guess I can live with a few splinters in my ass.