(872 posts) Tue Jan-11-11 06:15 PM
Original message Debating a RW Receptionist ...
Living in Orange County in SoCal can be a bit annoying.
The receptionist that controls the TV in the lobby continues to watch Fox NEWS.
When I go into the lobby, I ask to change the channel to CNN or MSNBC.
She did it the first time, but when I left she immediately changed it back to Fox.
I later told her that she needed to watch a different channel, when she replied
"No I don't"
I showed her the article about the Univ. Of Maryland study that proves that
those that watch Fox News are the most misinformed electorate. She said that it
depends on how you interpret correct.
I then told her that:
"You can have your own opinion, but you can't have your own facts"
Then she started spouting off about giving money to the job creator and entrepreneurs.
So I asked 3 questions
1) "If I gave you $1M right now, would you hire anyone?" her response was "Probably not"
2) "If giving a tax breaks to the rich creates jobs, and they've had this tax break since
2001, where are the jobs?"
3) "Why if they create jobs with the tax breaks did the manufacturing jobs go from
18M in 2001 down to 12M in 2008? Shouldn't they have increased?"
Her response to both questions was "I don't know"
She then said "I love watch Glen Beck"
My head almost exploded. I had to walk away.