Liberals, Families, NPR
So, I had an ugly encounter with a family member yesterday. Here's the short version:
Her: So I heard this on NPR yesterday /insert Republican propaganda/.
Me: That comes from the Heritage Foundation. And it's factually untrue. Do you know that?
Her: What makes you smarter than NPR? We give them money, you know. They're Liberal! /indignant pose/
Me: Well, actually, they're not anymore /litany of facts about Heritage, NPR, Diane Rheem, Terry Gross/
Her: Fuck you, you fucking DFH! I make more money than you!
I'm just wondering, has anyone else had this experience? I love this member of my own fambly, more than my own life. And she's smart, too. And truly liberal. But I can't break thru with her: she refuses to accept that NPR is "nice polite republicans" as most of us here do. Facts, cool logic, etc., seem to have no impact on her, when we talk about that.
Have you ever had any success convincing a family member that most of the "liberal" media is not, and if so, how? Please tell me how, when, and how well it "worked." Thanks.