Friday, November 13, 2009

Terrorism!!!1! Really?

If you spend as little time watching the teevee as I do, particularly what passes for news, the following clip may be instructive.

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It really is nothing short of appalling how many people have nothing better to do than to put on a suit and makeup and go into some studio so they can yell about how the tragic consequences of one disturbed individual breaking down is ZOMG TEH TERRORISM!!!1! It is further appalling that there is evidently an audience for this sort of drivel.

I guess I don't have anything more profound to say about this than the old stoner line: Dude, that shit is fucked up.

Obviously, a lot of these loudmouths are doing this because, as Rachel notes around 2:30, they would like to create a meme that this is "Obama's 9/11!!!1! Terrorism on his watch!!!1!" I would like to think that most people aren't stupid enough to miss the larger point, that if this is all the right-wing media have to talk about, then clearly, the "movement conservatives" have absolutely nothing constructive to contribute to discussions about the real problems we face.

But who knows. Cynical as I am, I may be overestimating the good sense of the American people. Maybe I'd be better off buying some more Depends stock. Sure does look like bed-wetting among the fans of Fox is even more prevalent than usual.

(h/t: Twin)

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