Wednesday, July 23, 2008

You and I could've predicted this.

Consider this quote from a member of the American media. After you read it, think to yourself, "What kind of a political outlook does this person likely have?"

In 99 per cent of the cases, [a child with autism] is a brat who hasn't been told to cut the act out. ... What do you mean they scream and they're silent? They don't have a father around to tell them, "Don't act like a moron. You'll get nowhere in life. Stop acting like a putz. Straighten up. Act like a man. Don't sit there crying and screaming, you idiot."

Alright, I'll give you a minute to think.

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If you said this person is a conservative radio talk-show host, you would be correct. If you guessed that this was Michael Savage — nĂ© Michael Weiner — I'll send you ten Schrute Bucks.

The weird thing is that Weiner-cum-Savage has more degrees than a thermometer: a BA in education and sociology, a MS in medical botany and medical anthropology, and a PhD in nutritional ethnomedicine. Alright, it's true that the last one sounds totally bogus, and it is; he's written books on homeopathy, which officially certifies him as a Grade R Quack. And yet, he has the third most-listened-to radio show in the US (behind such intellectual heavyweights as Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity), which... well, I guess that tells us everything we need to know, doesn't it?

1 comment:

ecb said...

I would have bet my schrute bucks on Bill O'Reilly.