Thursday, January 10, 2008

Uncovering the "Id" in "ideology."

Hey, Boys and Girls!!! Oh Boy, Oh BOY!

See if you can spot the distortion!
I don't know how to page-capture, or I'd reproduce the whole thing right here. At 5:10 pm, MST, on the Yahoo FrontPage, the following message was featured prominently juxtaposed against the faces of popular television stars, the only one of whom I recognized was Charlie Sheen. The other two were of the interchangeable, pneumatic starlet type. Here's the tag for the story about series cancellations:
No more new episodes
See which of your favorite shows have been halted because of the writers' strike.
There! Do you see it? No reader could escape the impression, or hardly NOT form the opinion, that they were gonna lose their 'favorite show' because of those damn, selfish, motherfucking WRITERS!
Concision! They've done it in fewer than 20 words. The science guys call this "elegance."
It is, of course, equally true that the shows are halted because of managerial intransigence.
But that doesn't have the 'zing' of "writers' strike." And of course, in the SCUM (SoCalledUnbiasedMedia), lazy labor 'demands,' but magnanimous management 'offers.'
Plus, ask your brother-in-law what 'intransigence' means...

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