Welcome to a discussion about the upcoming 5th Revolution in the US, which I’ve titled the “Revenge Revolution.” For more about the Revenge Revolution and the author, Entry #1 Periodically I write a “sense check” to assess whether a revolution in the US is possible or whether the entire exercise is based on a statistical aberration — i.e., a roughly 50-year cycle between major upheavals in the US. Entry #430 was the most recent “sense check.”

BEGIN ENTRY #474: The fiasco at Fox News would seem to be the foundation for a good C&W song, “That Mother Tucker Done Me Wrong.”  What’s going on at Fox? 

First, the evidence presented in the lawsuit by Dominion Voting Machines against Fox News proves unequivocally what many people already knew – Fox is anything but a news network. I’m not sure if Fox even qualifies as a credible entertainment network. 

Fox betrayed its friends.  In your real life, do you stay friends with someone who betrays you?  You might if they apologize and change their behavior.  If those are the criteria, then staying friends with someone who doesn’t apologize and continues to betray you – i.e., Fox management and talking heads – seems to be consistent with the old saying, “stupid is as stupid does.“ 

The only people who might be surprised at the behavior of Fox are hard-core viewers. Well, will they ever wake up and finally acknowledge all the lies and deceit promulgated by the likes of Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, and Laura Ingraham? Probably never.

The HIC trio – Hannity, Ingram, Carlson – went on the air regularly knowing what they were saying was a lie. The HIC trio lied to the hicks in the audience.

Why did they lie to the people who admire them the most? Simple greed!  Keep the hicks watching Fox and keep the equally unethical advertisers buying advertising time. 

Now that some of the hicks realize the lyrics to the song “That Mother Tucker Done Me Wrong” ring true, how do they feel?  Are they still so supportive of Trump and the Fox talking heads?  Maybe, just maybe he hicks might be thinking all those liberal elite snobs who stated that Trump was lying, and that Fox was lying aren’t such a-holes after all.

But admitting a mistake aside, where do Fox viewers turn next?  A long look in the mirror would be a good start.  Then following long look, get some coffee and carefully read the US Constitution and all the amendments.  You might be surprised at the actual wording of the amendments, especially the 2nd Amendment.

No one is suggesting that even though “That Mother Tucker Done Me Wrong” it means one must give up core values or concerns about issues. What others are asking – maybe “suggesting” is a more appropriate term – is to be honest in your approach to gathering information, analyzing problems and suggesting solutions.

Often there is more than one way to solve a problem.  Often the best solution includes input from different perspectives.

So, if you want to try and solve some serious problems facing the US, why not take the first step, quit Fox and start getting credible information. Continuing to watch Fox will not provide credible info. You might not like what you hear or read elsewhere but you will begin to get a more balanced picture.

Continuing to the same thing and expecting a different outcome is often considered a definition of insanity. I’d also add, continuing to consider Fox as a credible source of information is the definition of “stupid is as stupid does.“ END ENTRY #474

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