Nothing makes me happier than to watch Jon Stewart give Fox 'News' everything they deserve. Partly, that's because they're so evil. Hmm,... no, that's pretty much the whole reason, I guess.
Fox gives journalism a bad name. They're a bad influence on the whole profession, showing how you can make lots and lots of money being everything a 'news network' should not be. And I majored in journalism in college, so I guess this really hits home for me.
And they're so smug about it. Lying doesn't embarrass them. They're just proud of how much money they make that way.
Do you ever wonder about scam artists, how people can live with themselves after taking money from particularly ignorant, lonely, and gullible old people? Fox 'News' demonstrates the mindset that scammers must have, don't you think?
They're not embarrassed, they're self-congratulatory. They're proud that they can fool the gullible, not ashamed of it. They don't feel bad about what they do, they feel superior, especially since money is the measure of everything for them. What matters is that you're rich, not how you got that way.
And they're entirely faith-based, so they see the world exactly as they want to see it. Just as lying for Jesus is justified, so is lying for the Republican Party. The end justifies the means, don't you know? Besides, it's not really lying. It's standing up for a deeper truth, the 'Truth' that only they can see,... since it only exists inside their fantasies.
When you're faith-based, your faith has to be real. Thus, everything which supports that faith is justified. And anything which doesn't must be denied, opposed, or rationalized away. Obviously, how you do it doesn't matter, as long as it works. That's because your faith can't be wrong.
And when you're making lots and lots of money from it,... well, clearly, the marketplace is demonstrating that you're right, huh?