Thursday, August 19, 2010


Houston, we have a problem ... America is full of morons (still).

I have a survey outside my office from a scientific journal that shows 1 in 5 Americans believe the sun revolves around the earth. This is a line of thought the Western world dispensed with long ago ... you know, back in the 17th century (that's the 1600s for you FOX News viewers out there). So it shouldn't be surprising that we're treated to this nonsense today: fully 24% of Americans believe President Obama is a Muslim.

And that number represents an increase from the beginning of his presidency.

Where do these idiots get their information? Oh, yeah. Think FOX News.

Think about it. Remember how FOX News ran with the "Obama is a former Madrassa student" headlines? Then we had that "terrorist fist jab" nonsense. And how about when Fox & Friends and others saw a "Muslim image" in the logo for the Nuclear Security Summit which President Obama attended. And we all know how FOX News has been giving the birther idiots air time, which only feeds the "Obama is a foreigner-muslim" meme.

Well, I guess if 67% your audience believes that Saddam Hussein actually had something to do with 9/11 you can't expect much from those who follow what you present, no matter how shallow it is. Keep in mind that FOX News is built around satisfying the low intellectual expectations of people who are prone to seeing legitimate scientific history in Kentucky's Creationist Museum - which presents "evidence" that the world is only 6,000 years old, and that Adam and Eve rode dinosaurs.

Oh, and don't forget. The world is flat too. So don't book any ocean voyages any time soon.

Seriously, at the end of the day, surveys like this prove that a steady drone of lies from FOX News can help convince large segments of Americans into believing virtually anything.

I don't know about anyone else, but like any conspiracy of stupidity (which includes 9/11 conspiracy nut jobs) this is embarrassing.

- Mark

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