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[-] Gradually_Adjusting@lemmy.world 148 points 6 months ago

I have met conservative Trek fans. I think some people really do watch stuff without ever thinking about it beyond its superficial spectacle.

[-] CaptainEffort@sh.itjust.works 95 points 6 months ago

It’s like conservative Always Sunny fans.

[-] wsweg@lemmy.world 69 points 6 months ago

It’s like conservatives with [insert 99% of media they consume, excluding Fox “news”]

[-] CaptainEffort@sh.itjust.works 18 points 6 months ago
[-] cmbabul@lemmy.world 49 points 6 months ago

They thought Colbert wasn’t playing an absurd caricature of a right wing pundit when he was doing the Report

[-] DragonTypeWyvern@literature.cafe 14 points 6 months ago

It is worth noting that the rapist Bill O'Reilly knew, because it was so blindly obviously a parody of him, and whatever else you might say of him he isn't outright stupid.

The interesting bit is Ol Rapey Bill has quotes about Jan 6th saying his Fox would never have downplayed or enabled it, and yet, he's now supporting Trump in 2024.

It's almost like the actual truth doesn't matter to them. Like they just want a comfortable lie that benefits them personally, some kind of "Truthiness" perhaps.

[-] Sway_Chameleon@lemmy.world 2 points 6 months ago

Any echo chamber can produce illusory truth effect. Repeated exposure to misinformation can result in a person failing to identify it as a lie, and begin to register it as fact and the lie gets amplified.

[-] LemmysMum@lemmy.world 2 points 6 months ago

Except the only real echo chamber is the one between their ears.

[-] Semi-Hemi-Demigod@kbin.social 10 points 6 months ago
[-] HerbalGamer@sh.itjust.works 2 points 6 months ago

It's like he's writing trumps speeches for him there!

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[-] Dhs92@programming.dev 6 points 6 months ago
[-] CaptainEffort@sh.itjust.works 8 points 6 months ago* (last edited 6 months ago)

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[-] Sway_Chameleon@lemmy.world 5 points 6 months ago

They view the show as a documentary, not a comedy.

[-] pineapplelover@lemm.ee 4 points 6 months ago

IASP is a pretty funny show. Even the most recent season was gold, covering inflation during covid.

[-] Crashumbc@lemmy.world 13 points 6 months ago

There are a surprisingly high number of educated conservatives in the high tech fields, engineers/programmers/etc.

It's sad :/

[-] DigitalTraveler42@lemmy.world 9 points 6 months ago

One of the smartest people i knew was a former systems designer for NASA, I live close enough to the Cape to watch every launch from my backyard, anyway, this guy definitely worked for NASA, had his office decorated with the Patents that he held, really smart guy, complete conspiracy nut who was immediately on the Trump train.

I've always loved conspiracies too and we got along through that stuff, but then he went down the rabbit hole of Right wing and Russian propaganda/disinformation and no matter how much i tried to prove everything wrong, with good evidence, he went deeper down that hole, he died during COVID and one of the last things he sent me was about the "stolen election", it was after January 6, to which my reply was "do you mean the 2016 election or the 2000 election?" and never got a response back and I'd heard he passed away a few months later from a mutual friend.

[-] uriel238@lemmy.blahaj.zone 7 points 6 months ago

My dad navigated satellites and exploration probes for NASA his entire career, even doing work in getting better climate data. He's a total MAGA and FOX loyalist now. Misses Bill O'Reilly and Tucker Carlson.

[-] Cowbee@lemmy.ml 6 points 6 months ago

The educated laborers that perform highly skilled labor convince themselves that they have it better than everyone else because Capitalism worked and selected for them, it's a comfy and delusional position to hold that requires having absolutely zero self-awareness. Unfortunately common.

[-] Lintson@aussie.zone 2 points 6 months ago

Fear and prejudice transcends all education.

[-] Cowbee@lemmy.ml 8 points 6 months ago

Same with conservative Fallout fans that somehow unironically think it's pro-Capitalism, despite nearly every instance of actual Capitalism and not just bartering being absurdly evil.

[-] Gradually_Adjusting@lemmy.world 5 points 6 months ago

Because muh rugged individual

[-] Cowbee@lemmy.ml 3 points 6 months ago

It's worse than that, it's the unironic Legion, House, and Enclave support that's absurd.

[-] Gradually_Adjusting@lemmy.world 3 points 6 months ago

Sheesh. Satire really ain't shit to a fascist

"You know those Ferengi really have some good ideas..."

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