April 24, 2008
Broadcast week ends
Taking an extended weekend to parts Canadian. Comic will arrive late Sunday night/early Monday.
Our media is, quite simply, run by the stupidest people on the face of the earth.
Update: Sorry, what I meant to say was, the stupidest people on the face of the earth other than half the people commenting on Politico.com's blog. Good lord.
April 22, 2008
Secret decoder rings
Probably the most enjoyable factoid out of the primary tonight is that by an overwhelming majority, Pennsylvanians who switched their party to Democratic to vote ended up backing Barack Obama. I imagine making the headline of the story "Rush Limbaugh is totally fucking wrong like he always is because he's a moron and if you listen to him or pretend doing what he says makes you a valid contributor to the political system or human life in general you're an even bigger one" doesn't conform to AP style.
The most amusing part of Limbaugh's silly little attempt for ratings amidst all this is how it once again highlights how right-wingers at the height of political power are, essentially, manchildren. They're overgrown babies with the social and comprehension capacity of a third-grader, hence the desire not to suggest advantageous electoral strategy but to instead call it "Operation Chaos" and make up T-shirts. It's like when you were five and drew a map of your bedroom in crayon with a moat and drawbridge to keep your little sister out.
I realize that after "Freedom Fries," I really shouldn't be amazed by anything anymore, but I guess I'm still more amazed that amidst everyone whining that a candidate might be too "elite" for them, no one seems to have a problem with the most prominent conservative voice in American media having just enough mental function to not need diapers.
April 21, 2008
"ABC's fire brigade"
ABC's coverage of the Democratic debate last week was another one of those rare moments where everyone in the country collectively agreed about how stupid something was. I think the last time that happened was when Paris Hilton was released from jail, which pretty much sums up the integrity of ABC News right there, doesn't it.
As countless venues have already covered, it took 45-50 minutes into a 90-minute debate for the moderators to ask Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton a question about an actual policy issue as opposed to who they knew or what they wore on their lapel. I imagine they're proud of their performance, but not of the reaction they got. Despite the idea that their continuance to do so speaks the opposite, the news media actually doesn't like being universally looked upon like complete morons. I add this week's cartoon to the ever-important mission of keeping that important factoid alive.