Dear Pascal;[* The Daily Show, features Jon Stewart mugging (lowest form of theatrics) for the camera as he delivers misleading half truths meant as satire. ]
I received the following comment from an in-law whom was conservative leaning in earlier days.
Had he told me that to my face, I'm sure I would have laughed. The last time I visited him he religiously watched AND taped the Daily Show*. Theatrical garbage and misleading half truths "that I do not have time for."
And tonight I read your post. I think that sort of dangerous nonsense parading as news helps explain my in-law.
Do you have any recommendations for breaking through his self-imposed barrier?
Oh the irony! /s
I see why you wrote to me my friend.
I wish I had a good recommendation. That "self-imposed barrier" is made possible because of crap provided your in-law by the same old media whose nationalizing I warned about yesterday.
I keep trying to find new ways to express my own alarm so that people like you can help me come up with ways to break through. That is the primary reason why I've increased my output here. Writing, for me, comes neither easily nor joyously.
I pray that other readers have an answer for you. And maybe they'll cone up with one for me too.