Monday, August 27, 2007

Countering the fear-mongers

A good post at Orcinus about how to counter the stream of Fox froth that turns many of our parents and grandparents into ever more terrified conservatives, most painful when they begin to view us as The Enemy.
Most of us are very cautious and circumspect about leaving our children's developing minds to the tender mercies of the media. Those of us who care about the elders in our families might be equally vigilant about their media diets as well. We do not have to take the political hijacking of our seniors lying down, or assume that's just the way it is. We just have to do what we do with our kids: make sure they've got consistent access to appealing, age-appropriate media that gives them hope, confidence, and truly balanced ways of seeing the world.
A good point, as well as the need to intervene early, before the damage is done -- brainwashing is hard to undo, and the Rush and O'Reilly folks know how to wash with the best of 'em.

(via Medley)

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