26 July 2006

Reporting the News

    Those of you that do not watch The Colbert Report regularly probably aren't up on the latest "scandal" making headlines in the ever-so-ridiculous American news media.  (Or, as a young lady of my acquaintance prefers, "ricockulous.")  For the first time in goodness-knows-how-long, this blog would like to call attention to the insightful--- yes, I said that--- words of a politician:  "I think it's an important thing for members of Congress to be able to participate in a good-natured joke."  Somewhere, the spirit of Jonathan Swift is rubbing its ectoplasmic temples in unfathomable agony (why?  c.f. the revolting misrepresentation of same here and the last sentence here).  It occurs to me that if held to the same nonsensical standard of libel and besmirchment, the Not-So-Good Doctor would surely be publicly excoriated for buggering raccoons in front of schoolchildren (while eating veal in Gestapo garb, of course).
    For the record, equally insightful words from the politician at the center of this ricockuolous storm:  "If you combine the two together, it's probably even more fun."  Ahhh, selah....

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