January 30, 2009

Stupid People Still Get Air Time in 2009

Not that it should come as any great surprise to anyone here, but it's sadly true.  There is a whole dedicated channel to stupid people being allowed to air stupid nonsense that hasn't been thought out.

That channel.  C'mon, do I really have to say it?


Case in point, something that James A.C. sent to me the other day: http://tinyurl.com/b98yut

Now, before some random Republican or conservative stumbles across this and automatically assumes I'm some crazed liberal who wants to wrap aborted fetuses in the American flag and eat them with a side of French wine, let me put it out that I fully believe that liberals as much as conservatives can have some really, really stupid positions on things.

Code Pink is a glaring example of the liberal side of stupid.

What really bothers me about Fox, and about the mentally-challenged anchors on that link above is not that they are conservatives... it's that they are dullards.  They have no ability to think... to truly analyze a situation and provide reasoned and inform thought and debate to the table.  I could care less if they were conservatives... in fact, I would actually like more thought out conservative anchors and broadcasters, such that instead of automatically getting a queasy feeling in my stomach whenever I hear someone say "conservative" (a sad byproduct of a small ideological section of a party dominating the rest of the party's message), I would enjoy hearing viewpoints that in some cases I would agree with.

I especially like hearing the reasoned fiscally conservative Republican ideas on taxes and urban spending (what with Seattle's horrid ability to actually plan a construction and road project or two...).

Anyway, the point of this post is less a rally against conservatism and Republicans, and far more a rally against stupid people being allowed more than five seconds of air time on a news station.  After all, isn't that the reason why we created American Idol and the rest of the reality television lunacy out there?

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