Some very strange views on discrimination

Anything new in the world of delusion?

In a new poll released by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) on Tuesday, a whopping 43 percent of Americans told researchers that discrimination against whites has become as large a problem as discrimination against blacks and other minority groups. And an even bigger share of Americans — 53 percent — told pollsters American culture and “way of life” have mostly changed for the worse since 1950.

Do they even have a clue of what life was like in the 1950s and earlier?


Are they offended because they can’t do this openly anymore?


Are they saying this is not as bad as what they are experiencing today?


Who exactly is saying that discrimination against whites has become as large a problem as discrimination against blacks and other minority groups?


So, it’s the usual suspects.

A Fox News background check

More from Fox News fantasy land:

Wayne Simmons claimed to be something of an American James Bond, and if you watched TV or ran his name through Google, you’d have no reason to doubt him. In his public speaking engagements and frequent appearances on Fox News, the purported former CIA operative spoke authoritatively about terrorism and clandestine intelligence operations, which he claimed he helped run for nearly three decades.

“Nobody knew who I was,” Simmons said at one event. “Nobody was allowed to know who I was.”

But according to federal prosecutors, Simmons had never worked for the CIA, and it was only by repeating falsehoods that he was able to briefly get actual security clearances and real government contracting work in more recent years.

On Thursday, federal authorities arrested Simmons and charged him with making false statements, major fraud against the United States and wire fraud.

Let me get this straight. Fox News brings on a guy as a expert in security to criticize the Obama administration’s moves to battle terrorism. But the expert is really a con man and just making up shit?

Just a reminder:

new study shows that viewers who get their news from Fox News are the most misinformed in the country.

World Public Opinion, a project managed by the Program on International Policy Attitudes at the University of Maryland, conducted a survey of American voters that shows that Fox News viewers are significantly more misinformed than consumers of news from other sources. What’s more, the study shows that greater exposure to Fox News increases misinformation.

So the more you watch, the less you know. Or to be precise, the more you think you know that is actually false.


It’s pointless to argue with irrational people

From Inside the Conservative Brain by Driftglass:

For future generations, this brief Twitter exchange will summarize how the American Conservative movement destroyed itself.

1. A wingnut makes an assertion of fact:
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2.  Citing the Mount Vernon Collection’s research department, a kindhearted Liberal takes pity on the poor wingnut and attempts to correct the factual error, thus helping her avoid looking stupid in public in the future:

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3.  The reaction was as predictable as it was hilarious:

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A “timeless quote” that has no basis in reality shouldn’t be disparaged? So making shit up and attributing it to the Founding Fathers is the same as the Founding Fathers actually saying it?

And people still wonder if one political party has escaped from the Bizarro World?


What’s happening in the Thunderdome?


The GOP ranks are thinning with Rick Perry and Scott Walker gone, but there are still too many candidates. Based on this list, the only combinations that seem to make sense are Jeb! and Carly or Marco and Jeb!.

Trump is still in the lead, but America’s Silvio Berlusconi is actually dropping. But Trump’s a TV guy and we’re getting sick of reruns.

And the Thunderdome reference just seems appropriate, because the stage is just a blood-thirsty freak show, and the only way to satisfy the audiences for both is to throw them raw meat:

An odd interpretation of ‘safe’

I watched the GOP debate Thursday night and I remember yelling at the TV screen when an alternate view of history spewed from one of the candidates. This ad provides an important public service:

Now, it was bad enough Jeb! actually said this, but, really, that was to be expected. What was worse was that the other 10 bozos on the stage didn’t immediately shoot him down with a simple, “Were you in a coma on Sept. 11, 2001?” “Didn’t you see the satellite photos that days before showed Hurricane Katrina was going to wipe out New Orleans, cause I did!” “Did your 401(k) miraculously rise while brother George presided over the collapse of the economy?”

I don’t know about those people on the stage and in the audience, but for the rest of us, history included the years 2001 through 2008.

Rupert Murdoch’s National Geographic

1255ckCOMIC-national-geografoxBecause, people, it is now RUPERT MURDOCH’S National Geographic:

The iconic ­yellow-bordered magazine, beset by financial issues, entered its own uncharted territory. In an effort to stave off further decline, the magazine was effectively sold by its nonprofit parent organization to a for-profit venture whose principal shareholder is one of Rupert Murdoch’s global media companies.

In exchange for $725 million, the National Geographic Society passed the troubled magazine and its book, map and other media assets to a partnership headed by 21st Century Fox, the Murdoch-controlled company that owns the 20th Century Fox movie studio, the Fox television network and Fox News Channel.

Some more stories we can look forward to: