I see what you're saying, and if Fox News were continuously spewing negative **** non-stop about Obama and the Democrats but weren't taken seriously as a news organization, then I'd agree. But this totally biased right-wing propaganda machine is considered not only a legitimate news organization, but the most trusted news organization we have, it allows they're phony stories to creep into the collective consciousness and we can't help but be affected by it.
The difference is that about ten years ago there might have been organizations like Fox, but they were marginalized and known to be biased. But these days their lies get accepted and even talked about by real news organizations, as if they are legitimate.
This isn't the way it was, nor the way it should be. All I'm saying is that all that anti-Obama stuff has an effect.
Are you actually saying that the news doesn't affect people's perspectives?