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Response to elleng (Reply #38)

Fri May 5, 2017, 10:53 PM

40. It really bothers me when people say all Trump voters are either stupid or racist. Some are, but

there are myriads of reasons who people vote the way they do. And I am not saying we should try to change their minds!

Additionally, I know a number of people who are very intelligent who have been brainwashed / hypnotized by right wing media. It is very hard for me to understand them, but what I do know is that they think I am just as brainwashed as I think they are. They think the "liberal media" I consume is just as off base as I think theirs is. My very own brother, a very intelligent person, is in this category. We simply cannot talk politics because he lives in an alternative universe that does not ever intersect with mine, so there is no ground for discussion.

I have said this over and over on DU...that this is not the same thing as being stupid or racist, sexist, etc.

I believe right wing media is responsible for the intense polarization we have today. I grew up during the advent of TV, and we had three networks and that was it. No cable news. No internet. No parallel universes that never intersected.

And let's not forget that Russia did a masterful job of creating the narrative that Hillary was more of a threat than Trump, which we learned from the cyber guys who testified at the House Intel hearings recently.

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