Fox News is Having a Cult Effect on Viewers

Some of us have wondered about this for awhile.  When we see a Fox News segment, it can be reminiscent of one of the Reverend Jerry Falwell’s sermons.  It doesn’t stand up to critical thinking, but it has the right appeal to people who regard it as a comfort zone. Comfort zones can be addictive.  Invariably, you must give up something for that comfort, too.  Sacrificing something in the real world is necessary to keep the comfort consistent. According to an article by Luke O’Neil on The Intelligencer page on New York Magazine’s website, some Fox News viewers have given up more than their critical thinking skills.  Some … Continue reading Fox News is Having a Cult Effect on Viewers

This Is A Good Time To Become A Picky Reader

Presently, I have a tablet subscription to New York magazine. That isn’t to be confused with The New Yorker.  New York is an entertainment-based publication with some good articles on NYC government and neighborhood issues. A number of years ago, my mother and I were on the telephone when she told me Heath Ledger had passed. “Who’s that?” I asked. My mother wasn’t expecting that response, but seriously, I don’t see enough recent movies to keep track of very many actors. (One of the business card printings for promoting the blog says movies are among the blog topics. Well, there are a … Continue reading This Is A Good Time To Become A Picky Reader