the ignoramus mob

I just watched Fox News for like 2 minutes. Some correspondent was jabbering about Iran. Behind him, footage rolled on a telescreen of radiation-suited presumed-to-be Iranian nuclear workers doing their Business: rolling barrels about mostly. The segment ended. The scene cut back to the 6PM anchor, who said: “Thanks for the report. And keep an eye on those guys behind you — they look like they’re up to no good!”

A classic, balanced & fair Fox News Moment. Not quite awesome dudes but it was a hoot.

If you want to understand why the end of the world is about to happen you really must watch Fox News. Make note of who advertises. Never buy their product again. And remember: For roughly 25% to a third of Americans what you see there is Truth. A mere market share. By no means a majority. But a brutally sizable & well-connected ignoramus mob.

In many ways Fox is the most accurate news on TV because they modify the ignoramus mob’s thinking.


10 Responses to “the ignoramus mob”

  1. 1 galloway February 23, 2007 at 7:52 pm

    Well, you know, if you wait long enough…

    How long do you have?

    ‘…only if they’re lucky’?

    You mean like ‘media stars’?

    Get the fuck out of here. You missed the fucking point, man.

    Get it: there are those who write and there are ‘the written’.

    Blah, blah, blah, blah…

    Am I wasting my fucking time here?

    ‘Subject’ versus ‘Object’, dude. Think about it.

    Which one do you want to be?

    You’re right about impatience being a valuable skill but that’s only a small percentage of the deal.

    Get angry.

    Get blood boilingly, artery burstingly, eye bulgingly, skin poppingly, body slashingly, God denyingly, motherfuckingly and murderously furious…

    And then write.

    Rage, rage, rage and never stop screaming…

    And maybe one day some fucker will hear you.

    Of course, that’s just my opinion.

    Cool post, by the way.

  2. 2 Mike E February 24, 2007 at 4:23 am


    First off: Thanks, oddly faithful reader, for your quality open container speedWay patronage. Let me assure you that — YES!! — you are absolutely wasting your fucking time here.

    Now…if only you would pay me money to…

    That would way RULE!!

    I miss nothing, homie G. I see your point like it was between my throat and the end of a sharp blade. Or a dull spork maybe…

    Beatles vs. E. Rigby. The writers & the written.

    Subject or Object? Great question. I want to be both.

    Thanks for asking.

    Angry writers are a dime a dozen by the way. The real money is in jaw drop-to-floor brain blown word-craft.

    I like to write when I’m fantastically astonished personally.

    But that’s just my opinion. What can I say?

    Everyone’s a frikkin Kibitzer these days.

  3. 3 galloway February 24, 2007 at 7:35 pm

    Shit, I was only joking…

  4. 4 galloway February 24, 2007 at 7:36 pm

    What’s a ‘spork’?

  5. 5 Mike E February 24, 2007 at 8:24 pm

    really? A joke?

    Yeah, well I meant every word I wrote about those sporks!

    So there.


  6. 6 galloway February 25, 2007 at 3:45 pm

    So it was a serious joke…

    What can I tell you?

    The source of my anger was not you.

    I blame football, inlaws, dull sporks and half term holidays (not necessarily in that order).


  7. 7 Mike E February 25, 2007 at 3:48 pm

    Hmm. Were you quite drunk when you got angry?

    If not I would blame sobriety.

  8. 8 galloway February 25, 2007 at 3:57 pm

    I think it was Margaret Thatcher (ex UK Prime Minister) who said: ‘There is no such thing as sobriety.’

    Who cares. Now I know what a spork is!

    Love you.

  9. 9 othersideofthemirror February 28, 2007 at 1:07 pm

    What else needs to be said of a news program that has to add the disclaimer, “fair and balanced” before and after they sign on. It’s like when Bush says, “honestly.” Keep on truckin my friend.

    Was up at hinsdale a couple weeks ago….not a bad day won three races….covered the cost of wagers, bad beer and worse hot dogs. Waddya know about Buffalo Man? Looked good at Ocala. Not sure if you’re gonna be around McNeills this weekend but i am probably going to stop by later Saturday afternoon.


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