I’ve heard since forever that half of Rush Limbaugh’s audience is just liberals or Democrats trying to see “what he’s going to say next,” and even though I’m skeptical that that’s true–I do wonder if people should do it?
On the one hand, it could be seen as giving conservative propagandists money, and increasing their clicks or audience. But on the other hand, you can get a clearer sense of what “the other side” are actually thinking, if you’re at all interested.
You can watch Fox News to get an idea of what Republicans are being told is important. For conservatives, you can watch MSNBC to get all the stories Fox News simply refuses to cover.
As an added bonus, you can create a Fox News drinking game where you take a shot every time someone says “AOC,” “Antifa,” or “socialism,” and you will be in an alcohol induced coma after about 30 minutes.
Theoretically, I feel you can use social media for the same thing. But I’ve tried to have debates with Trump voters, and they usually just say falsehoods, then disappear when confronted with counter-arguments that are provable.
Either that or they want to debate me until the Earth crashes into the sun with the wildest, most “inside the bubble” non-sense I’ve ever heard, and then act like I’m the dumbass for not getting my every waking thought from Alex Jones or Mark Levin. “Everyone knows antifa infiltrated local polling places to hide Trump’s ballots and vote 10,000 times each for Biden, and there’s no evidence only because the Deep State hates Trump. Learn something, sheep.”
Also, on social media there’s no guarantee you’re talking to an actual US resident and not a bot based overseas, so it’s not as well vetted as TV news—which is forced to conform to some standards.