Tuesday, October 24, 2006

The Muse of Comedy

Someone at NPR has a wicked sense of humor or else Thalia, the muse of comedy, had a hand in Morning Edition today. At the beginning of the show Steve Inskeep reported on the White House's decision to drop its "stay the course" rhetoric. And then at the end of the show, Inskeep glibly reported on the mishaps of drivers who have obeyed their automatic navigation systems and done stupid things like run into toilets and piles of sand. Imagine drivers being so stupid as to listen to instructions like "turn here" or "keep driving," almost as stupid as the media reporting for years and years without question a President and his minions who keep telling us "We have a plan for victory," "We're turning a corner," or "Stay the course."

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