But many assholes are certainly Republicans.
This is really quite extraordinary:
Opening his radio show with funeral music yesterday, Fox News host John Gibson callously mocked the death of actor Heath Ledger, calling him a â€œweirdoâ€ with a â€œserious drug problem.â€
Playing an audio clip of the iconic quote, â€œI wish I knew how to quit youâ€ from Ledgerâ€™s gay romance movie Brokeback Mountain, Gibson disdainfully quipped, â€œWell, he found out how to quit you.â€ Laughing, Gibson then played another clip from Brokeback Mountain in which Ledger said, â€œWeâ€™re dead,â€ followed by his own, mocking â€œWeâ€™re deadâ€ before playing the clip again.
When O’Reilly or Hannity say something outrageous, the response is always that they are commentators, not journalists, and thus held to a different standard of propriety. Gibson occupies some nether region, neither fish nor fowl. His tv show is structured like a newscast, but he hosts it like a commentator — and then proceeds to host an hour a day of unabashed hate talk radio. But even for the ill-defined niche he occupies, this is really beyond the pale.
This is basically what Fox News is: assholes broadcasting assholery to other assholes. It’s an asshole extravaganza!
… adding this here, because it seems related: just when you think Republicans can’t be any more appalling …