One woman leaves the Fox News cult
by David Atkins
Witness Fox News cult deprogramming in action:
The movie in question is Chasing Ice, a documentary about receding glaciers due to climate change. I'm told it's very good, though I haven't seen it yet myself.
But regardless of the documentary's merits, it's instructive to note why this woman disbelieved so fervently in climate change. She just trusted Bill O'Reilly. She didn't look into the evidence or consider alternate views. She just trusted Bill.
That's how the Fox News cult works: repeat an endless stream of false drivel that conforms to certain people's false and prejudicial expectations for how the world works and a lot of people will believe it because the authoritative man on the teevee said so.
There's no "winning the argument" with these people, a few lifechanging experiences like this woman's notwithstanding. If the Fox News watchers are to be reached at all, there has to be action taken to break the bond of codependent trust they've developed with their cultic abusers.
Update by digby: Dennis Hartley review the film Chasing Ice, here