Because I hadn’t met my weekly quota of ‘what-are-they-thinking?’ head shaking, I turned on Fox News the other night for giggles and grins.
It didn’t take long to begin my side-to-side head tremors. And there were certainly no giggles and grins (grimacing, maybe).
Some boob predictably railed against the current administration’s perceived anti-business environmental activism. (That jobs, the stock market and consumer optimism are all up in recent months/years were of no apparent concern to this nitwit.)
He didn’t specifically mention global warming, but I’m left to wonder why the bobble heads at Fox don’t cozy up to the folks who are smart for a living: NASA and the Department of Defense.
Both entities have co-joined opinions on global warming; NASA on the here-are-the-cold-facts side and the DOD from the we’d-better-get-planning-for-it perspective. (Maybe our rocket scientists will eventually find truly intelligent life on other orbs. One would think Fox would respect our defense experts for considering the security implications of global warming.)
As you’ve heard (or observed) from me, I don’t claim to be the sharpest knife in the drawer. I’m just a guy who picks up litter and gives a damn about the environmental legacy we’re leaving our children. But my God, if super-smart people are sounding the alarm louder and louder, the deaf ears at Fox News and the equally nit-wittish GOP ought to put aside their collective ideological stupidity and defer to those with bazillions more brain cells.
But the realists among the environmentally concerned don’t likely expect that to happen at Fox. I may not be overly sharp, but their perfectly coifed face-people and other talking heads are a drawer full of truly dull blades.