Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Death By Skittle

It's been obvious from its inception that Fox "news" is anything but. By its own admission, and as a matter of public record, it's no more or less than a 24/7 propaganda wing of the Republican party. So, okay, we know all that.

But then this comes along, and we must wonder if there's even a word, or a phrase, or any form of human communication at all that can describe what it has become. A haven for lunatics; a place where reason goes to die; where those with no shame, no sense of embarrassment, no control over their neuroelectronics, gather to reinforce among themselves their belief that nothing they say is wrong; that by its very utterance, it proves their superiority to all other life-forms. It's a place of unrestrained idiocy, bathed in hate for all things not-them:

Martin, of course, did not have a gun. He was found with only Skittles and an Arizona Iced Tea can.
“I know everybody keeps sarcastically saying about the Skittles,” Burns said. “You could probably kill somebody with Skittles.”
Fox host Jamie Colby replied, “But he didn’t take that iced tea and bang Zimmerman over the head with the bottle.”
“The thing is, yeah, you’re spinning a lot of hypotheticals,” Burns said. “And you could break a bottle of iced tea, right, with the jagged edge, and you could kill somebody with it.”
And thus is the killing justified. The kid was armed and dangerous.

"Back away from your bubblegum, or you'll get what you deserve." Yep. That's how Fox "news" sees it. (That sound you just heard was the last ray of hope, dying like, well, like a kid with Skittles and Iced Tea.)

[Added: as if that's not enough, they double down. What horrible people.]

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