Voting Under the Influence of Fox News - Rodney Ohebsion

Voting Under the Influence of Fox News

von Rodney Ohebsion

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 2012-04-14
  • Genre: Politik und Zeitgeschehen

Inhalt / Beschreibung

The Republican Party has undergone a major transition over the last several decades, to the point where views that used to be considered extreme are now standard and commonplace. A few too many Americans seem obsessed with lowering tax rates on the wealthy, denying basic constitutional rights to Muslims and homosexuals, giving corporations free reign to do whatever will make them more money, filling our courts and prisons with marijuana offenders, taking money away from our educational system, combatting the so-called liberal media, disagreeing with the overwhelming majority of scientists, affiliating the government with Christianity, and associating President Obama with anything they deem un-American. Outlets like Fox News have been a driving force in making those views become mainstream, and giving legitimacy to a new, transformed brand of conservatism that has way too much of an influence on US politics. This book aims to expose right wing extremism for what it is, and remind how far today’s Republicans are from the party headed by people like Reagan, Nixon, and Eisenhower.