Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Eating their young

You just never can tell with the little cousins at Fox, can you? Is the lede hed at right (up for an hour untouch- ed, best I can tell) just another example of sheer ineptitude -- that basic sort of first-week-of-editing-class inability to tell the difference between "Smith hits Jones upside head with stick" and "Police say Smith hit Jones upside head with stick"? Or is "Not Republican enough" actually the Fox party line, placed on display at last now that the stakes are getting higher?

Oh, and why is "Rebates for Illegals?" the second most super-important story in the whole world? Well, apparently some news organizations still take Tom Tancredo seriously (see, if even one illegal alien declared more than $3,000 of income under an individual tax identification number, he'd just send the money back to stimulate the economy of North Waziristan Mexico anyway).

That's one of the things we love about freedom of the press. Nobody since Milton has placed much stock in the idea that TRVTH will unfailingly emerge victorious from her occasional nekkid Jell-o-wrestling matches with Falsehood. But watching Fox is an end in itself, sort of like -- wow, what's Falsehood wearing to the prom?

2 Comments:

Blogger The Ridger, FCD said...

I like the theory that Fox has stopped pretending to be "fair".

9:22 AM, January 31, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The illegals that I know personally, eight to be exact, use the ID of a legal person who had the job before them.

1:49 PM, January 31, 2008  

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