Thursday, May 12, 2011

Quote of the Week

"This isn't even fun anymore. I barely even get angry about this, I just feel sorry for you guys now. It took longer to play that clip than it took to find it. We've actually started burying these tapes around the office just to make it sporting. It's almost impossible to express how ridiculous it and you all are at this point. It's beyond a caricature of your own cartoon."

-- Jon Stewart, just epically eviscerating Fox News for its entirely made-up "controversy" over hip-hop artist Common's performance at the White House

This quote immediately followed a recent clip pulled by the staff of The Daily Show which showed Sean Hannity defending Ted Nugent's right to talk about putting a gun in the mouth of Barack Obama -- which of course contradicted Hannity's indignant assertion yesterday that no musical artist should be able to make seemingly veiled threats against any president.

Like Maddow says quite a bit -- they're just not embarrassed. It's simply impossible for these people to exhibit anything approaching shame or an awareness of their own hypocrisy.

This is why I didn't even bother getting into the whole Common stupidity. It just isn't fucking worth it anymore. It's the proverbial "trying to teach a pig to sing."

Go here and watch what Stewart did last night. It's seriously one for the ages.


Michael said...

I try not to use the phrase often, as it is overused. But it was indeed EPIC.

Marsupialus said...

Yet there's absolutely no penalty to Faux News. They appear to be accountable to no one. They can lie, say anything and nothing happens to them. That's what's most galling.