can't help but be a little wistful about the
idea of an America without a Fox News, free from
approximately the same spoiling of the nation's
discourse as British Petroleum's poisoning of
Just imagine... we could have had eight peaceful
years of Al Gore as president and a federal deficit
erased to nothing
if Fox News hadn't continually beat the drums
for such nonsense as Whitewater or obsessed
24/7 about dear little Monica. Some honest conversation
about these two teapot tempests would have more
than offset the 600-vote difference that flung
Effect notwithstanding we would still have had
Katrina, but I'd bet anything that the government
response would have been quicker and more effective,
especially when it came to repairing the breeches
in the floodwalls.
We would have had no wars in the Middle East
because Mr. Gore would not have shifted the ability
to scramble interceptors from
air traffic controllers to the Pentagon itself...
a mere two months
before 9-11. Those aircraft would have been shot
down long before they'd reached their targets
and, yes, I know what I'm suggesting.
The Stock Market wouldn't have
crashed at the end of 2008, taking the world
it, because there would have been no incoming
Republican president to take the blame and suffer
the consequences. Sixteen years of peace, tranquility
and prosperity for
all would have proven that Democrats indeed
know what they're doing. And the people, without
worm in their ears vomiting its trademark dissonance,
would have agreed.
So, Mr. Ailes, in closing, may you both burn
and rot in Hell for all eternity... if not longer.