Thursday, February 22, 2007

So I was reading that New Yorker piece I linked to (as did Paddy) over the past week about Joel Surnow, right-wing producer of the TV show 24 and creator of the hysterically unfunny Fox attempt at The Daily Show.

Towards the end of the piece, I came upon this obviously genius statement from right-wing pundette/Coulter wannabe Laura Ingraham:

“They love Jack Bauer,” she noted on Fox News. “In my mind, that’s as close to a national referendum that it’s O.K. to use tough tactics against high-level Al Qaeda operatives as we’re going to get.”
Now that is one smart lady. What people enjoy in entertainment obviously is what they want in government policy. So let's see, Will & Grace was a hit, as was The West Wing, and I think the Debbie Does Dallas movies did pretty well.

Laura Ingraham. Another example of why keeping birth control legal is essential.

3 Comments:

At 1:56 PM, Blogger Morris Sheppard said...

Ingraham's right. This is "as close to a national referendum that it’s O.K. to use tough tactics against high-level Al Qaeda operatives as we’re going to get." Because if you actually had a referendum on using torture, most Americans would be resolutely against it, at polls show.

But why let facts get in the way of a good line, Laura. Hasn't stopped you in the past, has it?

A final thought, Cliff -- why is it that when these right wing blondes come on to the scene they look kind of hot, but then get uglier the more they talk? Something about the tension around the mouth.

 
At 10:11 AM, Blogger Naveen said...

This is just another example of how conservatives live in fantasy land.

Supply-side economics, the Iraq War, global warming, "intelligent" design vs. evolution, etc. You name an issue, and conservative thinking isn't based on facts but what they want facts to be.

BTW, Ingraham was decent-looking 4 or 5 years ago. She's pretty awful these days -- all that hate and anger comes through the pours sooner or later.

 
At 8:39 AM, Blogger Jonathan Trenn said...

From what I see from Ingraham and many others is that they try to say outrageous or stupid things every few months to get attention. It's a attempt to play to their audience, one that they have to increasingly share with others.

 

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