Friday, August 20, 2010

The Opposite of News

So I read today in WaPo's Excrescence that 18% of American think Obama is a Muslim, and not just a putz. I would bet that this 18% is entirely within that portion of the population that has zero idea what a Muslim is. Moreover, at least 18% of Americans think professional wrestling is real, that aliens abduct people in order to play doctor with them in their flying saucers, and that Jonah was sawllowed by the whale. So fucking what? A lot of Americans are really, really, really stupid. This is the result of 60 years of television, accelerated by 15 years of Fox. But it's the opposite of news -- which is why column inches are being devoted to it. If real news gets carried real changes will have to be made.

Is it wrong to pray for the big asteroid, or just stupid?


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