I wrote this post in a response on the original, "why is fox so dominant." I was so pleased with how it came out, I wanted to post it here so everybody can see it, and I wanted to see how people responded. I am predicting that right-wingers simply dodge everything, deny everything, and launch of a slew of attempted retaliatory attacks via name calling, slander, what have, or maybe I am wrong, but here it is... Also, You all my consider this type of reposting lame, and to be honest, in editing, I kind of regret doing it, and fear I may have embarassed myself on this forum. I for the record, do not consider myself as a liberal, just one who can't stand ego. I did it because I am growing very tired of republican ideologies, and I felt that this captured sentiment I have had about the right for a while now, and has been growing and growing. I finally got it out here, and though it was in reference to fox news, I believe it sufficiently encompasses my general view on contemporary republican ideology and those who adhere to it. Please, unleash your most scathing attacks. I love it. While, some may be able to see that in some sense, my post is a bit hypocritical in that I am engaging in the same kind of hate at the right, I just can't let the right get away with what they are doing anymore. They have this rhetoric that for some reason is untouchable, because of classifications and labels then applied to those nay-sayers, and fear of public slander. I have trying to find ways to characterize their abusive and childish rhetoric, and this is the closest I have come so far. "The reason that fox is so dominant is because people with idiotic beliefs that don't follow logical sense need people to constantly pump false ideas up their ass else they fall apart under the massive amount of bullshit that makes them up. End of story. You all can't see that, because you simply won't, because you're ego is too intertwined with a concept of America that you're fathers and mothers taught you, and those in your small little town, and you have never challenged it on your own and thought to think for yourself. It's kind of 'being cool' to believe what you believe, and all of the ego heads have turned fox into this elite club where everything they think and believe is right, and everyone is out of the club, all of them insulating each other against the possibility of intrusion by different beliefs into their own belief structure, which shapes the way they see the world, and the strength of their beliefs is in direct proportion to their psychological need simply to reinforce notions that strengthen their ego. Some lefties are guilty of this too, as it is part of the human condition to be vulnerable, and seek things that appear to diminish this vulnerability- the ego. This is a false construction that only leads to the intolerance and hate growing by engendering an 'us versus them' attitude, apparent most notably within the republican party. I bet you have an incredibly large percentage of republicans who literally need to watch fox to feel like someone else believe what they do, and have a very small percentage of liberals of who watch cnn or msnbc, because they lack this need to listen their own beliefs spewed back at them, because they don't require reinforcement to for their beliefs to simply exist on their own. Oh, and another reason is what I like to call the "Howard Stern" affect. The stuff they say on fox is so shocking and ridiculous, and it makes you so mad, that you have to watch just to see what kind of stupid shit they are going to say next. People don't watch NBC as much because they spew things that are common sense, and people who understand that don't need it pumped upped their ass, because it's logical, and stands on it's own, without having to be reinforced. You all, getting all excited that you share this enthusiasm for fox news, reminds me of a cult. A deluded cult who need eachother to validate their beliefs. Without eachother making one another feel validated, you're beliefs would fall under their own lack of a real supportive structure. It is an illusion. You're arguements lack cohesion and logic, and are fueled simply by the desire to uphold them allowed by personal denial of insecurity, and latching on these false notions of America to escape personal problems. It's really the same idea as terrorists and skin heads, who are so poor, destitute, or pathetic, that they seek an escape in the acceptance of an extreme ideology that almost obliterates the self and brings people together in a single goal, usually one marred by intolerance, hate, and violence, to strengthen the idea of the self, the ego, the "us versus them" attitude, which is exactly the attitude the right garner and exude every time they open their mouth to speak on politics."