Sunday, January 25, 2009

Defanging the fanatics

Capt. Fogg has been blazing lately. In today's must reads he fricassees the Chicken Littles of Faux News:
The people who watch Fox usually don't watch anything else. They have no idea that the lies and distortions they've been hearing are often repudiated and disproved by all the other news services. They haven't a clue that one of the largest anti-American campaigns, indeed the most organized program of treason against truth, justice and democracy is broadcasting 24 hours a day. Fox is using and will use everything they can find to undermine confidence in our government and anything it does and as you can see is hoping our country will fall and our hopes will fail. To me, it constitutes as great a danger to our future as any foreign enemy or global economic collapse. Traitors, saboteurs, liars and purveyors of irrational hate, Fox News is the enemy and anyone who hopes not just for our survival, but our improvement owes it to the world to use every opportunity to expose them.
Really. Read the whole post and then read his takedown of Limbaugh from his unique perspective as Limbaugh's neighbor.

I go back and forth on whether to ignore these cretins to deny them the attention they crave or to actively work to derail them at the risk of simply spreading their hateful rhetoric. I think Fogg probably gets it right. To the extent that we can expose their lies, we should do it.

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Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Wow, thanks. It's one of those times when I get so furious that I can hardly write coherently, but Rush is,in my opinion, no better than enemy propagandists like Lord Haw Haw or Tokyo Rose. He's worse because his cause is irrational, self-contradictory and based largely on false information. There are people who jump off cliffs because they're adrenaline junkies and a much bigger group who listen to hatemongers because they're rage junkies. The thrill of hate gives meaning to the shrunken life.

I'm am convinced that Racist and other hate groups are not harmed by ignoring them any more than does cancer go away if you ignore it and with today's technology, they will always have a means to be heard. It's necessary to oppose them actively and strongly and relentlessly.

9:47:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

You're convincing me Fogg. Well said in all cases. You're really on fire this week.

10:34:00 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

If so, it's because of the obnoxious comments I've been getting every time I go after the Palm Beach Blowhard.

I'm not quite a neighbor, by the way. He's about 20 miles down the coast, but yes, you can see his palace from miles out to sea.

12:46:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I knew I was stretching that a little, but close enough.

1:23:00 PM  

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