Friday, August 04, 2006

More on the End of the World (humor)

Jon Stewart did a roundup of Armageddon “news” coverage. Here is what Truthdig had to say about it:
Behold this montage of shame, in which every TV news outlet from “Good Morning America” to MSNBC seemed to make an appearance. CNN, in its quest for fact, checked something called a “rapture index,” while Fox News demanded a rapture timetable, prompting Stewart to comment, “that’s the timetable Fox News is demanding we have. ‘Mr. President, when will our troops withdraw to the hill of Megiddo to fight the army of Satan? I want answers!’” It’s comforting to know that while that guy with the sign in front of Costco has to take a break every now and then, the cable news networks can get the word out about the end of the world 24 hours a day.

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