Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Middle of the night insight

If the news networks were doctors, MSNBC would be the specialist who drives a fast car and loves to prescribe the latest drug, even if there's an old one that works better. CNN would be the grizzled old doc who hasn't read a journal article in 20 years.

Fox would be your friend's uncle who claims to have one year of medical school, but really has a Ph.D. in exercise physiology from some internet school, and currently runs a macrobiotic bookstore and libertarian restaurant, whatever that is.

It should be noted that I don't actually get any of these channels.

3 comments:

Jack said...

I don't know if you're aware of this, but you just described crazy fascist Michael Savage more or less perfectly. Wikipedia: "He holds master's degrees in medical botany and medical anthropology and he earned a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, in nutritional ethnomedicine. As Michael Weiner, he has written books on herbal medicine and homeopathy. As Michael Savage, he has written four New York Times-bestselling political books."

Mike said...

Savage also wrote some rather notorious love letters to Allen Ginsburg, though he now claims they are forgeries created by his "gay enemies".

And I was actually thinking (a bit) of Dr. Laura, whose degree is in exercise physiology.

Jack said...

O yeah. Nothing sells like batshit crazy with funny letters after your name...