Saturday, April 17, 2010

No time for laughing:

At TPM, this lead paragraph:
On The Daily Show last night, Jon Stewart called out Fox News for insinuating that the logo for the Nuclear Summit was actually a coded message to Islamic nations.
You can watch the video at that link. Of interest, this comment exchange:
Seriously what is left to do with Fox and the folks that watch and listen to their silliness, but laugh out loud.

I would agree, except for all those dittoheads who believe everything that Fox, Rush, etc. ad nauseum spew forth on a daily basis! The Right has truly entered parody land. But no one should be laughing.
And at Gawker (which also has the video), this comment:
I think Jon Stewart is hilarious, but this shit is bone-deep crazy. The people at Fox News are inciting the most vulnerable (ignorant/mentally unstable) members of our society to violence and hatred. This is serious shit.
It is serious when a professed news channel peddles nonsense which is meant to portray Obama as a secret Muslim.

UPDATE: In a different context, but with the same reaction, here are Charles Blow's final words in his essay about attending a Tea Party Rally:
Thursday night I saw a political minstrel show devised for the entertainment of those on the rim of obliviousness and for those engaged in the subterfuge of intolerance. I was not amused.


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