Tuesday, March 26, 2013
More Lies, Please
This has to be one of the funniest and most revealing stories in a while. And, no, it's not from The Onion.
Teabaggers are mad at Fox "news" for not lying to them enough; for not giving them enough of their preferred propaganda. Seriously. They're calling for a boycott. I mean, it's one thing for me (and every other thinking person on the planet) constantly to point out the fact that Fox is the opposite of "fair and balanced," that it deliberately distorts and dissembles, that it's a 24/7 mouthpiece for the craziest of what's left of the Republican Party. It's quite another for their most demographically central audience to complain that they're not giving them enough of their putrid pablum.
I particularly like this part -- not only do they want more lies, they lie about the effect of their demands:
Poor teabaggers. They're so committed to the untruth, so in need of constant reinforcement of their perpendicular (with respect to reality) worldview, that even Fox "news", the least reliable and most dishonest news source there ever was, isn't crazy and deceitful enough for them. And they're not ashamed to admit it. Where are they to turn next? How can they find anything more to their liking than the people that literally created them?
If it weren't so damn depressing, it'd be hilarious.
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