Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Everyone is Dumb Except Rupert Murdoch

So on the one hand, Fox gives social conservatives a news network filled with opinion disguised as the stories of the day and provides refuge for insightful commentators like Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee, and on the other hand they're home to shows that are a full frontal assault on the values of scorn, prudishness, and judgmental disapproval that social conservatives live by. And all in the name of making money.

Don't read that paragraph too closely. The Recess Supervisor is using his patented slash & burn style to skewer Republicans once again, but not without cause!

He's absolutely right that social conservatives are being disingenuous when they laud Fox News and don't even bother to note the garbage emanating from the Fox broadcast channel.

Of course, the flip side of this is the huge swath of the country that revels in the so-called humor featured on the Fox broadcast shows while denouncing the commentary and coverage over in the news division. My message to these folks: Watching Family Guy is not subversive, not even close. If your Puritan forebears came back today, the fact that you watched an animated baby traffic in sexual innuendo and called it entertainment wouldn't even make their top 100 list of why they were certain you were going to hell.

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