Friday, April 16, 2010

Fair, balanced, dishonest, incompetent

This would be funny if there weren't a lot of people for whom Fox News is their main source of information. The classic question arises: Is he a fool or a knave? Did Bill O'Reilly actually try to research examples and come up with nothing, in which case he is an idiot? Or is he simply lying because he knows his audience will believe anything he says, in which case, he is consciously undermining honest debate?

In the end, of course, it doesn't really matter. People believe him, and they vote accordingly.

He reports. They decide. And anyone sitting on their hands will simply have to live with the results.


Nostalgic for the Pleistocene said...

God how i hate calling that network Fox N--s.

ronnie said...

God help me. I had to turn it off about 3:30 in. I couldn't stand the yelling anymore.

O'Reilly is, of course, simply a bold-faced liar. The problem, as you point out, is that the people who rely on him for information are not surfing Media Matters, the Huffington Post, or any other sources of information.


Nostalgic for the Pleistocene said...

O noes! ronnie - you missed the end! Not that you can't easily guess exactly whose clips they were saving for last. Yes. Chilling.