The Only Thing Dumber Than the Question Was the Answer
I was channel surfing last night and stumbled across a right-wing cable news channel—Canadian, no less—with the host of some pundit show talking about the comparisons between Obama and Romney to comic book heroes and villains. Forget the fact that the host and his show apparently had no clue as to the difference between John Carpenter’s “The Thing” and The Thing from the “Fantastic Four” comics, it was the question the host levied at the unfortunately-coiffed guest.
For some reason, the host asked if audiences who viewed “The Dark Knight Rises” would be swayed to vote for Obama, because of the movies oh-so-blatant propagandizing of liberal values. As if the movie would somehow be so persuasive as to compel someone to vote for the US President. The question was asinine from the get-go, but the answer was even more so.
The guest said, in a rather long-winded way, said yes … it could.
I am not going to promote the show by naming it or its host or its guest. I will only say that TV is scraping the bottom of the barrel when THIS is the level of political discourse. Fucking hell.