June 6th, 2009

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Fox Nation comes out of the closet

From Harvey at IMAO.us

From 2009, Fox Nation comes out of the closet and lets everyone know exactly what they stand for, with “Statement of Purpose”:

Direct link because lj doesn't like java

It blows my mind that this video had to be made. There is nothing in here but the safest, most uncontroversial catch-phrases and buzz-words, like :

Constitution; Declaration of Independence; Emancipation Proclamation; community; American Dream Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; honor; responsibility; great adventure; our way of life; creativity; ingenuity; work ethic; civility; mutual respect; unity; tolerance; open debate; civil discourse; freedom of thought, expression, and worship; values

This should be a yawner. A no-brainer. Completely and utterly unremarkable.

But it’s not that kind of world.

To paraphrase Nathan Jessep, “Fox News uses these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. The rest of the news media uses them as a punch line.”

Ideally, ANY news organization - hell, any organization period - should be able to say EXACTLY what Fox Nation said without a second thought, a sense of embarrassment, or the need to use a tone of sneering irony.

But it’s not that kind of world.

We live in the kind of world where an unabashedly American statement like this makes Fox Nation look like some sort of ultra-triple-mythical beast from an alternate universe where the laws of physics and mathematics don’t apply. Fox Nation is a vamwericorn (half vampire, half werewolf, half unicorn), and it’s existence is grotesque and incomprehensible to liberal media elite and their sycophantic toadies in government and academia.

To hell with them.

I want to live in a Fox Nation kind of world.
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Kate & Leopold is on A&E.

I love this movie.

It's silly and sappy and Meg Ryan's hair is as horrible as I've ever seen it, but Duke Hugh is hawt and the minor characters are hysterical and sue me, I love it.
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Books '09

Read so far:

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26. Mistborn: The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson [x]
27. Anne's House of Dreams by LM Montgomery
28. The Memory of Earth by Orson Scott Card [x]

In Progress

The Book of Joby by Mark J. Ferrari [x]

In the queue:

Shadow of the Hegemon by Orson Scott Card, Shadow of the Giant by Orson Scott Card, Shadow Puppets by Orson Scott Card, First Meetings in Ender's Universe by Orson Scott Card, Emma by Jane Austen, Mansfield Park by Jane Austen, How to Live on Mars by Robert Zubrin, This Present Darkness by Frank E. Peretti, Piercing the Darkness by Frank E. Peretti, Prophet by Frank E. Peretti, Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen, Jane Austen for Dummies

Interested but not yet in possession:

One Second After by William R. Forstechen, Santa Olivia by Jacqueline Carey, Reader and Raelynx by Sharon Shinn, The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson) by Rick Riordan

Key:
x = first time read | L = library book
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