One-Liner Wednesday — Brainwashed or Brain Dead?

Following Joe Biden’s election victory, 70% of Republicans say they don’t believe the election was “free and fair” and almost 40% think the results will be overturned.

Politico Morning Consult

As long as media outlets like Fox News are allowed to blatantly lie to their viewers, most of whom are conservative Republicans, the majority of Republicans and around four in ten Americans will continue to believe that Trump didn’t lose the 2020 presidential election, even though he irrefutablly did.


Written for this week’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt from Linda G. Hill.

13 thoughts on “One-Liner Wednesday — Brainwashed or Brain Dead?

  1. Fuzzy Panda Barista November 18, 2020 / 7:12 am

    I don’t follow American politics. It sounds like a Nuthouse over there. Of course, I have no great estimate of some of the South African politicians either.

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  2. Sadje November 18, 2020 / 7:21 am

    Maybe he will realize that on January 20, 2021?

    Liked by 2 people

  3. XingfuMama November 18, 2020 / 7:28 am

    Fox will not be gone until it can be made unprofitable. That would mean advertisers jumping ship. That was what made GB get a tiny bit more responsible. Anyone who could figure out a way to orchestrate that would be a patriotic hero in my estimation.

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  4. bikerchick57 November 18, 2020 / 7:44 am

    If we could get rid of Fox News and most of the Republicans who lie for Trump, this country would be a much better place. I don’t understand how intelligent people can fall for this crap other than they have been brain washed.

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  5. Marleen November 18, 2020 / 1:12 pm

    There are quite a few other big “players” right now. I don’t want to [and couldn’t] name all of them, as I don’t want to give them notoriety. One, though, is NewsMax. Another is a network of local stations throughout the country called Sinclair. But Donald is talking like he is dismissing the trustworthiness of FOX now (because his narratives have been questioned at times but mostly not* during primetime).

    Some people who say they can’t stand FOX (or simply have stopped watching it) are as extremely brainwashed or even worse than those who have been watching FOX. But FOX has certainly fed this whole mess… and still does. Trump has been praising OAN/OANN and seems to be hustling to get entwined to profit from them, FOX, or a new outlet for the brain-dead.

    * A big exception to keeping the crossing of preferred “narratives” out of primetime is the fact that FOX called Arizona for Biden before anyone else did. (Nevertheless, Trump, his apologists, and others who consider themselves further right or fluky were snowflaky about other subjects before that.)

    Bottom line, still, FOX has the biggest following. And Donald Trump interacts with them in an unhealthy synergistic way all the time… largely being served by them.

    Does FOX rationalize that being shit disturbers isn’t dangerous so long as the elected candidate eventually is put into office?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango November 18, 2020 / 1:27 pm

      Who knows how Fox News rationalize its devotion to our mad president?

      Like

    • Marleen November 27, 2020 / 10:14 am

      Fox News PANICS …

      Liked by 1 person

  6. leigha66 November 24, 2020 / 2:56 pm

    Both of those percentages are far too high… will they ever accept the truth?

    Liked by 1 person

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