According to a recent poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind, nearly 30% of Americans polled believe an armed rebellion will soon be necessary; of course, the poll also found almost 25 percent of these geniuses believe the American public’s being lied to about the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting by people seeking to promote a political agenda.
The poll was conducted between 22-28 April surveying 863 randomly selected registered voters across the country and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.4 percentage points.
One doesn’t have to go far to determine why a quarter of Americans polled think the second American Revolution is near, a recent Public Policy Polling poll reported 34% of Americans think FOX News is the network they trust the most; coincidence? I think not.
When a network makes its money by proffering up a non-stop litany of doom, gloom and conspiracy the natural result would be it would start to stick; problem is these are the same yahoos showing up at Tea Party rallies brandishing assault rifles and carrying signs declaring the need to “water the tree of liberty”. What used to be the staple of short wave radio is now the red meat of the far-right, and is portrayed on FOX as news. The mantra “we report, you decide” is fast becoming “we fabricate, you believe”.