I guess I shouldn’t be surprised when culture warriors end up being clueless about the object of their wrath, but this comment from Time magazine’s “Blog of the Year” is pretty pathetic (via Oliver) :
That was a mistake, of course. One “Chris Rock,” the host, whom I’ve never otherwise heard of, led off with an idiotic anti-Bush tirade. $70 trillion? Interesting statistic. What was noteworthy was not the host, who obviously knows nothing, but the crowd–every single person there laughed and applauded.
Never heard of Chris Rock??? Wow. If you’re that clueless about the entertainment industry, why would you even bother watching the Oscars in the first place? That’s why I don’t watch the Grammys.
What’s even funnier is the complaint about the “$70 trillion”. Has this guy never heard of “hyperbole”?? Perhaps Rock should have said “a gagillion bazillion dollars” or something. Either way, the jokes were hilarious and spot-on. Bush has completely pissed away our country’s finances. If we can’t laugh at the irony of somebody screwing up that bad and getting reelected, then what can we laugh at?