Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Fox and the Pig


As promised yesterday, my latest column for the Daily Banter is now up and it deals with the four-minute-long piece of political propaganda aired yesterday morning by Fox News as an alleged news item -- and the network's laughable reaction to being called out for it.

Here's the opening shot:

"There’s an old saying that I’m a big fan of: Never try to teach a pig to sing — it wastes your time and annoys the pig. I think of this every time I get the urge to lash out at Fox News for some irresponsible, grossly unethical thing or other that the network has done or has had the gall to broadcast under the guise of being a real news organization. My criticism, like everyone else’s, won’t matter one bit — the attack will just bounce off of Roger Ailes’s prodigious belly like he was Kung-Fu Panda. Not only does Fox News not fret over its many detractors and their grievances, it generally welcomes the outrage as an opportunity to once again let its pit-bullish media relations department off the chain to maul the crap out of the poor bastard with the bad sense to hassle its master. The result is always bloody and the guy who dared to take a swipe at Fox rarely comes out on top..."

Read the Rest Here

2 comments:

Craig said...

You might want to tell Daily Banter to step up their game, your last 3 articles were broken links for a day or so...

namron said...

This is your best essay of the last few weeks. Should I begin to feel as if I am a German in the run-up to the 1932 elections?