Friday, October 3, 2008

The Wrong Right

I'm not lying. I'm trustworthy. There's no spin here. Fair and balance. You decide!

I always giggle on the inside when I see those things written or said by people. The fact that you need to say it makes me think something is up. Just give me the facts okay?

The motto of the Poe's law Conservapedia is "The Trustworthy Encylopedia (sic)". It's anything but trustworthy unless you want your right wing biases reinforced. Reading through pages such as Atheism and Evolution makes me realise that reality really does have a well-known liberal bias.

I was watching Fox News (which always makes sure to remind you that they are "fair and balanced") this morning when Bill O'Reilley had a cheap shot against some school children singing, dancing and supporting Barack Obama. He said they were brainwashing them! If thats brainwashing then so too is singing and dancing and worshiping Jesus. I suppose it depends which side you are on right?

What really bugs me about Fox News isn't that it is right wing propaganda, but that people actually buy into it. Its the same with the views on Atheism in Conservapedia. I'm not offended by what was written but I am offended by the fact that there are people out there who honesty think this, and that these people are potentially numerous.

Intrade has Obama almost 2:1 to win the election.

Although I am no longer a fan of Obama, I still want him to win because the opposite is unthinkable. Eight years of Bush was bad enough and McCain offers nothing different despite calling himself a Maverick (if he was one why does he need to remind people...)

Four years ago the support for Kerry was minimal. There wasn't the feeling of change, of belief and passion that Obama brings - and best of all, its organic! This makes me think that the future isn't as bleak as it might possible be. Perhaps people out there are sensible and will make the right decision.