Bill O'Reilly singlehandedly has more viewers than CNN, MSNBC and Air America radio combined on ANY given night. The radical liberal left can only hope for the "Fairness Doctrine" to be rammed through an Obama / democratic congress. They can't win with logic....as usual....and will revert to their normal underhanded, illegal and reprehensible behavior to force their warped logic upon the masses.This is a comment from a story (link above) about Rachel Maddow and her new show. It was a average story, well written and even some new facts even for me, but it is the last line in that comment that drove me to make this post.
Rachel Maddow is a nobody....being pushed by MSM in hopes of making the slightest dent in the ratings charts. It will NEVER happen.
Liberalism truly is a mental disorder.
- "Brainy Maddow holds her own in TV commentary arena" comment
Liberalism is a mental disorder? Really?
So start with the basics. What is a mental disorder? According to Wikipedia, Mental disorder (or mental illness) "is a psychological or behavioral pattern that occurs in an individual and is thought to cause distress or disability that is not expected as part of normal development or culture." And Wikipedia calls liberalism "a broad array of related ideas and theories of government that consider individual liberty to be the most important political goal." And it gives modern liberalism its roots in the Age of Enlightenment. Funny for a mental disorder to have roots in enlightenment. Ha!
So I care about making sure people have individual liberty and have the best interest of the whole group in mind when granting that liberty, and that makes me mentally unstable? I may be mentally unstable, but I don't think me being a liberal or progressive is the cause of that. Maybe only crazy people care about other people, so that would make liberalism a sign of mental illness, not a cause. Maybe. Crazy people can be smart.
Yes, conservatives like O'Reilly get good ratings. So there are more people who dislike change than those wanting to challenge the status quo? More people calling liberals insane than people calling conservatives stupid? More middle-school educated, average-joe six-pack conservatives than those Ivy-League educated, uppity elite liberals?
Yeah, I can buy that. But what do I know.
Now on to the topic of the "fairness doctrine" that it would seem, if you listen the the commenter's rant, Obama and those crazy liberals want to shoved down our throat. Well since it is the crazy liberal media run amok, you would think conservatives would like the idea.
But that is really here nor there. I have always been against the idea of a fairness doctrine, so label this liberal just a little less crazy. I have issue with many things the FCC is doing to push their values onto me telling me what I can or cannot hear on radio and TV. Funny how 'conservatives' rail against big government, but then love when the FCC fines a network millions over a fraction of a second of Janet Jackson's breast.
I have only heard the idea of liberals pushing the fairness doctrine on America from those who have a deep passion against seeing liberals in power. Not one news source, not one comment on the topic. Just crazies on the Internet trying to confuse, mislead and scare people into voting against what is in their hearts and minds. I don't think it will work.
But again, what do I know. People are crazy. And it seems so am I.
My name is David, and I have a mental disorder: liberalism.