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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:23 PM

the result of watching FOX NEWS

this is an email reply from my aunt, when I had to disprove to her yet another one of her silly anti-Obama emails:

Why is it when someone disagrees with Obama, they are a nut case. It seems to me that Obama is the nut case and he can't stand it till he brings America to it's knees and then he can over run us with muslims. He wants to give all the illigals amnesty and then they all get our social security that they have never paid a dime into. If you think all that is right and we should be paying $4.00 a gallon for gas, then I would say you really have your head buried in the sand.



This is a woman who depends on Social Security and Medicare. It is just fucking UNREAL how warped she has become.

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Response to Skittles (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:27 PM

1. I would be tempted to send her email back to her, with the appropriate spelling and punctuation

corrections.

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Response to niyad (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:30 PM

2. I don't pick on her too much for that

she grew up very poor and never really received an education

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Response to Skittles (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:35 PM

5. okay, I can see that. but it was one of my favourite tactics when I was still getting that kind

of crap in my emails, well, that and a link to snopes with "reply all" (funny, that hasn't happened for a long time)

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Response to niyad (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:38 PM

6. oh I hear you

I am BRUTAL to the so-called educated people at work when they send me misspelled and grammatically incorrect emails. And yes I do SNOPE my aunt a lot but it's like nothing seems to get through to her. I've urged her so many times to just GOOGLE and research for herself but I honestly think Fox fans WANT to believe the garbage they are fed - there's really no other logical explanation.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 08:50 AM

11. Using Snopes...

Whenever I use Snopes to debunk right-wing bullshit, I inevitably hear "Snopes in inaccurate" or other such bullshit. Pointing out that they cite their sources doesn't make one iota of difference. The assholes who feed them the garbage also feed them the BS that such sources as Snopes, FactCheck.org, and Media Matters are liars. Like you said, people like your aunt WANT to believe the garbage they are fed. Facts schmacts. None are so blind as those who refuse to see.

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Response to Skittles (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:32 PM

3. She's not the only one. Did you see the posts of Fox News Killed My Mother?

Here's the first one:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002440491

And this came after -- a piece on the guy who posted the photo and story on Facebook:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002457152

And do click on the link to addictinginfo --

Tracy (photodoctor) explains so much about how this happens to people.

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Response to gateley (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:35 PM

4. it's almost criminal what they are doing

it's fucking LIES and it is very upsetting to so many people - it's destroying political discourse in America - I find it impossible to debate someone who thinks Obama is trying to "overrun" America - I mean, WTF

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Response to Skittles (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 01:31 PM

14. Truly. It's absolute propaganda and lies! nt

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Response to Skittles (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:42 PM

7. The last President to fight for and give amnesty was ronnie raygun.

teh stoopid... it burns.

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Response to obxhead (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:46 PM

8. yes it does indeed burn

I'm going to ask that she not send me anything political because it is just depressing to me

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Response to Skittles (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 09:05 PM

10. I've had to do the same to some family members.

I also defriended all family members on FB. They would post shit there even worse than the shit they would email. They asked why I took them off FB at the last family gathering. I explained I liked them in person at the family functions, but I couldn't stand their social/political positions they would post on FB. It was better for me not to know them as personally as FB was letting me get to know them.

They just didn't get it. Thankfully, they control it at those rare family functions.

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Response to Skittles (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:52 PM

9. Fox News is like a junkie getting a fix

People become addicted to it and it just feeds their habit and frenzy. I see that with my husband. Anger. It intensifies an anger.

Honestly it is very sad to watch. These people will not look at anything else which will give an impartial or different opnion.

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #9)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 01:29 PM

13. Good explanation. Sorry about your husband...

I couldn't stay with someone who'd bought into that hateful mindset.

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Response to Skittles (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 11:55 AM

12. Did you write back? Can we see your response?

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Response to savalez (Reply #12)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 06:06 PM

16. I have asked her to stop sending me anything regarding politics

I really thought I had ended it when I flat-out told her YES BIRTHERS ARE RACISTS after yet another one of her silly birther emails.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #16)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 07:54 PM

17. I understand.

Asking her to stop is probably the best way to keep a relationship with her. I hope it works. It didn't work with the Fox News junkie that I knew.

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Response to Skittles (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 03:29 PM

15. Gotta love America...

...home of the brave, land of the free

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Response to Skittles (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 11:10 PM

18. Is this a canned paragraph written by a professional propaganist

If not, there is no dispute that your aunt is missing the ability to perceive the real world.
So that's how propaganda works?

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Response to Skittles (Original post)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 07:38 AM

19. I once asked someone who had said similar things to hand over his social security...

...and medicare cards, since he was all about being free from this horrible gov't and prez.

He got so mad he was speechless - for once.

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