I'm home sick today, scanning the channels, when I come upon MSNBC. They're doing a story regarding last night's episode of 24, which -- as I mentioned earlier -- ended with terrorists detonating a nuclear bomb in Los Angeles.
MS's ever-so-clever take on it?
"Is Fox fear-mongering? Are they dishing out propaganda for the White House and promoting the Bush Agenda?"
Understand, I actually think that it's a relatively interesting tactic to be consciously and constantly taking shots at Fox News; Lord knows that network deserves it. But, well -- come on.
F. Scott Fitzgerald once wrote, "The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function."
As in, George Bush is a dangerous, incompetent idiot whose entire presidency is based on the fear of terrorism; 24 is great show whose entire premise is based on the plausibility of terrorism.
Or, MSNBC beating up on Fox news is generally enjoyable; MSNBC beating up on a Fox show is fucking ridiculous.