bpatus297 wrote:Which "heavily biased mainstream and social media" helped sway the election in your opinion? The Fox / Brietbart version or the CNN / Washington Post view? I suspect it's one or the other unless you are opposed to all political dialog.I don't believe there was large scale cheating, but I do think the heavily biased mainstream and social media helped sway the election. Mainstream media and social media can easily influence the general population of America which was on full display in 2020. I don't know what the answer is to fix that, but I really wish we could figure something out. However, until we can stop with all the "MAGA" this and "Libitard" that. we will never have a constructive conversation about it.
On the personal level, how can we have a constructive discussion when one side won't discuss the facts and instead merely espouses their opinion, (often presented as fact)? Our nation's favorite "cowboy" Couy Griffin, the New Mexico county commissioner will probably become famous for stating his reasoning as:
It seems that he is speaking for the entire right wing political establishment when he offers such justification for his opinion."My vote to remain a 'no' isn't based on any evidence. It's not based on any facts. It's only based on my gut and my gut feeling and my own intuition. And that's all I need to base my vote on the elections right there"
Closer to home, one of our posters offers a similar view:
I will only believe the election wasn't stolen when someone offers an explanation beyond the circular logic of the evidence has been debunked.
An educated person can't have a constructive conversation with people who refuse to go beyond opinions and "gut feelings".