Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Need it in words of one syllable?

OK. In case you missed the discussion three months ago, when the evil Islamic (or was it Satanic?) plot to plunge Baby Cuddle and Coo into America's heart like the tubby little plastic stiletto she is was first revealed, the answer is "no." She does not say "Islam is the light." Nor does she say "Satan is king." She didn't do any of that stuff in October, and she doesn't do it now.

Yes, it's entirely possible that some of your readers think BC&C is the camel's nose in the hitherto inviolate tent of the Carolinas. They are stupid (having enabled comments on most of your routine news coverage, you should have noticed this already). You should tell them so, rather than encouraging them to be even stupider.

Isn't this getting a little embarrassing yet? No one in his/her/their right mind thought this was a story when a few right-wing loonies first floated it last fall. No one in his/her/their right mind gives it any credence now. Wow, some moron in your circulation area -- sorry, a part of a nearby state where you could sell a few newspapers, back in the days when you actually sought to provide regional news coverage -- falls for this babbling Chicken Little nonsense, and you're giving it space on your front page? What's the point of that exactly?

Secret coded messages have been a good way of separating the stupid from their money for many centuries now. In an era in which we desperately need to demonstrate that mass media are worth keeping around because they do stuff right, it's really hard to understand why any competent professionals would deliberately steer for the sort of near-criminal cluelessness invoked by the abovementioned tale. Honestly -- who are you trying to kid with this stuff?

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3 Comments:

Anonymous raYb said...

Why can you not see the truth of the BC&C speaking true Islamic light? She is the way, made rue by El-Mattel al-Tikriti! POE, I declare.

12:13 AM, January 01, 2009  
Blogger fev said...

Oh, you mean _chocolate_ calomel! I like those too, but you don't get in unless ...

4:16 PM, January 02, 2009  
Anonymous Dan said...

I labored in vain to avert this in our paper.

4:31 PM, January 02, 2009  

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