Sunday, March 29, 2009

Cheap Fiddles

Over at Pandagon, they have a piece about China floating an idea last week about the entire world converting to a single currency – a notion which sent the arch-conservative right into convulsions (which they’ve pretty much been in since Obama was elected five months ago).

But even more interesting is how conservative media outlets and their pals took this “story” and flew it into a staged panic, topped off with Fox’s Major Garrett asking Obama last week about his own response to the US dropping the dollar (he rejected the idea), never mind how unrealistic the initial story was.

No matter.

I just wonder if loyal fans of Fox News realize just how stupid its producers think they are to constantly crank them up with classic, Biblically-inspired fears (e.g. one-world governments, socialism), and watch them whirl about like cheap toys?

These people are being played badly, and they don’t even know it.

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