Such as being in the airport, and having to watch “American Morning.” Kill me now. We’ve had Glenn Beck on, to comment on the Middle East peace situation and Obama’s meeting with Abbas, and for about two minutes he was given uninterrupted access to foam about how “you don’t meet with people who want to kill you. Hezbollah is evil. Al-Qaeda is evil. You don’t negotiate with evil.” He continued in this vein for a while, then said the Iranians were running the West Bank and wanted to “run all the Jews into the sea and kill them.” Who would want to negotiate with people like that, he asked. Who indeed.
Meanwhile our lovely hostess, who had very nice hair, just stood there in front of her monitor of Beck talking, saying absolutely zip. No question, no challenge, no “you are fucking crazy and have no idea what you’re talking about,” nothing.
The Internet is killing journalism, every day, all the time. Bloggers, writing about stuff online! Anyone can do it! Why, they might actually be wrong about stuff, and there’s no fact checkers! No standards!
If I don’t make it to NY tonight, it’ll be because I’m in the airport infirmary after putting my fist through a wall TV.