So why would I have anything to say about Fox News then? Well, I see clips on Youtube every now and then. Also, I see bits on The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. In the case of the two comedy shows, often all they have to do is just roll the clip and the audience is already laughing. All Stewart and Colbert have to do is point out the obvious.
Anyway, often when this happens, I feel the need to write a blog about something stupid that Hannity, Beck, O'Reilly, whoever said. Then I realize that all I'd be doing is repeating the points that Stewart and Colbert made. In other words, I'd be like those conservative bloggers who watch the Fox News shows and then just repeat AD NAUSEUM those same talking points. (Ever hear of William Ayers?! Oooh!!! Scary!!!!) I didn't want to create some sort of liberal echo chamber with my blog.
With that said, I just have to say something about what a total idiot Sean Hannity is. I'll include the clip from The Daily Show at the bottom if you want to watch it. Shoot, in order to be "fair and balanced" I'll also include of Douchebag Magoo's show as well. Basically, what's going on is that Hannity is once again blaming Obama for everything from athlete's foot to Megan Fox's acting. This time, however, he's going on about how water is being withheld from some farmers in order to save a fish.
Hannity is of course outraged by all this. He points out that it's just a two-inch fish. After all, trying to save a fish that's so small is really dumb! I mean, if it were a tuna, then we'd have something to talk about here. But two-inches? Why the hell are they even there in the first place? They're obviously God's (Odin's) mistake.
Well, John Stewart already pointed out the stupidity of his complaint, as he's blaming it all on big government. However, if Hannity bothered with things like fact-checking (or maybe he does and just doesn't care) he'd know that there wouldn't even be farms there in the first place if it wasn't for the government. While this certainly goes a long way to proving Hannity's incompetence as a journalist, I'll give his viewers and supporters a pass on that. After all, I sure as hell didn't just happen to know that those farms exist due to government stimulus from the Roosevelt era either. (Although that doesn't surprise me.)
What really gets me with Hannity is his continuous pointing out of the fact that the fish is just two inches. What also gets me is that no doubt his viewers think that this is a good point. Of course, Stewart makes fun of this too, but am I the only one who's deeply disturbed by the fact that there are so many people who don't even have a concept of fourth grade biology? By Heimdall's beard! I remember learning about the food chain in elementary school! Are these people really so stupid that they don't think that killing off this one small fish could potentially have a devastating impact on the entire ecosystem? (And, as Stewart pointed out, putting another industry completely out of business.)
I realize by now that I'm really not doing much more than echoing what's already been said. However, I guess my problem is that I don't even find this a good piece for comedy. With this issue alone, Sean Hannity proves that he's either a total idiot or a complete cynic. Which is worse? I'm not sure. What's also disturbing? As much as I don't want to believe it, we have a lot of really stupid people in this country. If it's not that, we have a lot of people who are so scared that they've shut their brains off, and that still amounts to nothing more than stupidity.
Today's "Stan Lee Challenge" title is a tribute to Fantastic Four #56 - "Klaw: The Murderous Master of Sound"
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