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The blog site for writer Scott C. Smith. Some observations on the world we live in and life in general. And maybe some politics.

Saturday, November 27, 2004

Hating America

As far as Fox News goes, there is only one program I like to watch: Fox News Watch, which is probably the least biased of Fox's many biased shows. FNW's intelligent and diverse panel examine the news events of the weeks. Great show.

I mention Fox News as I found a program this evening that really epitomizes the right-wing bias of Fox News: a show called Hating America: U.S. Under Attack. As far as Fox News goes, people "hate" America when they do not agree with the policies of the U.S. government.

It's been a series of interviews with folks that "hate" America, such as Canadian writer Barrie Zwicker, director of the 9-11 conspiracy group International Citizens' Inquiry Into 9/11. Zwicker believes that the U.S. government was behind the attacks of Sept. 11. A little out there, I think, but does believing in a conspiracy theory translate into hating America? No, it doesn't.

That's the big problem with the "with us or against us" attitude of conservatives and the Bush administration. My disagreeing with the policies of the Bush administration doesn't mean I hate America. Conservatives aren't big on nuance; they're very much binary thinkers, their world view is black or white, with no shades of grey.


Blogger apples said...

I was told by an American that CNN was called the communist network while FOX was the most honest one there is.. I like CNN.

I don't like Bush. I don't really know why so I'm reading a book to find out. I guess that by not liking the President I might also hate the country? It really is true that the "with us or against us" thing isn't working. Many Americans seem to believe the whole world is against them because we critisize a bombing every now and again. I guess you have to want to believe that someone cares before you open your eyes and dare to look. We don't hate ya, guys!

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