45 is a very dangerous psychopathic individual with zero filter , absolutely no empathy , compassion or professional ethics ,
This has now gone beyond simple politics and is now extremist behavior which seeks total mind control .
Any so called Christian or educated individual or one who seeks harmony who continues to support this type of dangerous divisive and prejudicial behavior is not only guilty by association , but more seriously complicite with the potential demise of this democracy and the rending of the ties which bind us .
This nation is now at serious risk from within , the enemy is in this White House . We have the increasing potential right now for anarchy ,chaos as the social fabric that binds us is now dangerously compromised and may never be made whole again.
There is a need for centrist behavior , healing and programs and service for the benefit of the common good .
Never before in my 74 yrs have i felt this type of domestic demagoguery would rend this nation apart
We've reached the point where voters can't distinguish between reality and reality TV characters. It's like when your grandmother thought soap opera characters were real people. The next election will be between Steven Colbert the talk show host and Steven Colbert the right wing pundit character as played by Dennis Miller.
The Ailes demographic wants to be told that the world is going to hell, a message that harmonizes with the declining status and health many of them experience. The Ailes demographic wants simple and reductionist viewpoints on America’s cultural and policy dilemmas—from crime to immigration to taxes to war and trade. The Ailes demographic seeks the restoration of the social mores it remembers from its youth, and if the past can’t be restored it wants modern mores castigated. And it wants to be frightened and outraged. Fox almost never disappoints them.
It was the network’s dumb luck that Trump aged into its core audience as he reached the White House. Like so many of his fellow senior citizens, Trump now spends his golden years huddled at the Fox hearth, shouting Amen as it voices his resentments and disappointments. Only the hearth is in the White House. As news, real and not, travels from Fox’s lips to Trump’s tweets, we have the chance to see media history in the making. Presidents have, from time-to-time courted publications to advance a White House agenda or steered the news by feeding tips to columnists and reporters, but never before has a president so consistently echoed an outlet’s message.
If Fox’s editorial plan is to entice a naïve and old audience (its median age is about 68, older than CNN and MSNBC), its business plan is to sell their limited attention span to advertisers. Think of its prime-time shows as a sorting mechanism that delivers the elderly to opportunistic businesses. In a 2013 tirade, HuffPost’s Jon Hotchkiss complained that many of the network’s commercials pitch directly at the old, selling products that enhanced sexuality, for example, or questionable investments (gold coins) or iffy loan services. Others push products only the addled would buy. A $10 bag to bake potatoes? C’mon!