I’ve noticed that some political pundits–I won’t say whom but they are disproportionately from a certain “news” network– are saying that some people are “piling on” in regards to the News of the World bribing and hacking scandal. Some pundits are saying that people, like–oh–me (you know, lie-berals!) are looking at this scandal as an in to bring down the entire Murdoch empire, especially Fox News. And to that I say this: GUILTY. Guilty as charged.
I don’t want Fox News to exist. Not unless it:
1.) Admits it is not a news network. I mean, they don’t actually report news there. Well, they do, but it’s usually sandwiched between alternately inane and psychotic editorializing. What Fox News does is lies and innuendo. That’s IT. It’s a network that regularly puts an “D” in front of the names of Republicans who’ve been caught in sex and corruption scandals. It has NO credibility.
2.) Admits that is an arm of the Republican party, and the craziest Teatard part of the Republican party at that, and NOTHING MORE. (See: coverage of Teatard rallies vs. Wisconsin protests.)
3.) That it lies regularly to further its agenda. This is why comparisons to MSNBC make me want to bash my head against wall. Yes, MSNBC has a solid block of liberal-leaning programs on in the evening, but it ultimately relies on fact-based journalism to report, you know, actual news. In no way is Fox News reality or fact-based.
4.) That its audience is comprised almost solely of willfully-ignorant assholes and racists, who enjoy the fact that they’re being minsinformed so long as the “information” they’re given fits their worldview.
So, yeah, this News of the World scandal has me salivating. Hell, it’s all I can do to keep the drool from shorting out my keyboard. But if Fox News can admit that it’s just a piece-of-shit propaganda network shilling for a hateful, corrupt party to appeal to the meanest, basest instincts of America’s dumbest assholes, I’ll allow that it should be able exist.
UPDATE: I should never write long entries. They’re always chock-full of spelling and grammar mistakes. *facepalm*