Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Lupus of News

Alongside the ancient Roman rapper quotes from Catallus that TDS evoked last week, Jon Stewart accurately called Fox News "The Lupus of News":
"Fox News, you may be able to detect a 'liberal pathogen in their blood stream', however faint. But Fox News is such a crazy over reaction to that perceived threat, you're like an auto immune disorder. I'm not saying the virus doesn't exist in some small quantity, but you're producing waaay too many anti-bodies. Fox News, you're the Lupus of News."

So very funny, because it is so completely accurate.

And yes, Lupus is a terrible disease that many people suffer chronically from, but as the Daily Show Field Producer "7" stated on TDS forum: "I suppose there should be no jokes about death either. Or diarrhea because diarrhea sucks. Or farting loudly in an elevator because anyone who's done it surely is scarred for life. Or divorce. Or broken bones. Or or or."

And anecdotally, it cracks me whenever House's (a Fox Show) team tries to call whatever disease they are over-analyzing "lupus". No House writers, it's not lupus.

I will be quite sad, and we'll all be at a loss, the day that Jon Stewart retires from TDS. His shoes will be hard to fill. Maybe at that point I'll just cancel my satellite Qwest subscription and watch Colbert downloads online.

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