Well, before you even get to the idiotic statement regarding the arsonists news viewing habits, lets examine his admission regarding his alcohol
FORTY FIVE BEERS!!! Not four more beers, not one for the road. Forty bloody five beers in six hours! The man should have been on the floor, twitching
like a dreaming dog, not walking around with flammable materials and setting fire to a building! His blood alcohol level ought to have been so high
that the only way to avoid a serious collapse of his nervous system would have been a stomach pump! A shame that a person with such fortitude as to
withstand that intoxicant onslaught, can only bring woe to his countrymen in such a state.
Now, to the matter at hand. I feel that where Fox News is concerned, there are several things to note.
1)Yes, its true, Fox News has about the same respect for the facts, and the truth, as I have for the Roman Catholic Church. That is to say,
abso-bloody-loutely none. This is evidenced by the fact that Fox have repeatedly misrepresented reality on several issues over the years, always
supporting a right wing agenda, and using every oppertunity to attack the left.
2)They are one of the largest news organisations on this planet, and rather than using that power responsibly and equally, they have actively pursued
a corperate agenda that has nothing to do with anything, other than selling thier product, getting thier anchors on the screens of the worlds
television viewers, and licking the boots of any company or individual who has a measure of money, power or prestige about them.
3)In fairness however, where a person gets thier news does not excuse thier ignorance of reality. I live in an area where The Sun is more widely read
than The Guardian. Neither of these papers have anything to do with informing my political opinions, loyalites, or my ideological stand point on any
subject. The correct way for a person to formulate a political stand point, is to observe reality for themselves, without prejudice, and THEN see what
everyone else is saying about it. To do otherwise is to be lead by the nose, and no matter who is doing the leading, that is never EVER acceptable.
I think people apologise for the patheticisms of thier fellow man all to often these days, and this story is nothing more than that. "Aww, look at
the poor dumb man ape, Fox made him do it." Fox didnt make this man stupid, lazyminded and blinkered. He did that to himself, by allowing a
corperation to do his higher level thinking for him, and that was a choice he made at some point, not something that has been finnessed away from him,
not a con he got on the wrong side of. Its no different to what McDonalds do. People know they shouldnt eat that tasteless, bland, processed and
utterly valueless crap, served by the chain, and that it is bad for them. I cannot therefore, shed tears for them when thier bloated, and outrageously
oversized carcasses get loaded into packing crates and buried.
Similarly, I do not feel the least bit sorry for this intellectually absent idiot. His actions were an outrage, his reasoning faulty, and his
attitude to taking responsibility for his inexplicable actions is utterly unacceptable. I will say this though. If he dies in prison, it is likely to
result in a nett increase in the IQ of the state he lives in as an average, due to his removal.
Fingers crossed eh?
edit on 20-12-2012 by TrueBrit because: Spelling issues... probably still loads there, and Im very sorry about that but I
havent slept since tuesday night!