March 12, 2013 by Julia
(In case you’re new here, Tales from Liberal-land catalogs encounters with regular liberals, as opposed to politicians and professional talking heads)
Actual conversation I had last night (paraphrased):
Me: MSNBC and Fox are the same thing–I don’t watch any television news, I get all my news online.
Liberal: MSNBC is liberal, but Fox is so inaccurate.
Me: Actually, not so much. The few times I’ve watched either channel, I’ve heard much more outright stupidity on MSNBC.
Liberal: No way, Fox lies!
Me: When was the last time Fox was sued for doctoring tapes?
Liberal: Last year.
Me: Please elaborate.
Liberal: The wire-tapping thing.
Me: o.O That was not Fox News, it was The Sun in the UK, and it wasn’t doctoring tapes.
Liberal: The same guy owns both companies!
Me: So what? They’re two completely different companies on two different continents–one is a tabloid and one is a television news channel.
Liberal: They’re the same company.
Me: That’s like your brother getting sued for something, and then you being sued for the same thing because he’s your brother so you must have done it too.
Liberal: But Rupert Murdoch knew the tabloid was doing it, and he also owns Fox, so he must know that Fox is doing it too. (I swear to you that I am not putting words in this person’s mouth, this argument was actually made)
Me: Um . . . do you have any proof that Fox is wire-tapping anyone?
Liberal: Do you have proof that they don’t punch children? (again, this was actually said)
Me: What in the world are you talking about?
Liberal: I don’t have any proof that they don’t punch children, so maybe they do.
Me: This makes no sense.
Liberal: I don’t need proof that Fox isn’t wire-tapping people because Rupert Murdoch knew it was happening in the UK and he also owns Fox, so it must be happening here.