Good news is hard to come by these days. Flipping through the channels today, I came across a preview for “Britney in Crisis”…on CNN Headline News. Um, isn’t that something that belongs on E!, or maybe even Bravo? MSNBC was busy focusing on how Hilary Clinton put on a fake and calculated show of emotion (regular CNN was doing the same, minus the fake), and Fox News was doing their usual job of being bad at everything. Generally, I can count on Fox to at least being showing important things (as opposed to washed up celebrities), but Bill O’Reilly and this video kind of ruined that. A lot. Besides, I prefer pundits of the Colbert school of thought.
I eventually gave up on watching any news that wasn’t related to New Hampshire, so I settled on the Daily Show, which at least told me what I wanted to hear. It was also a good chance to see how Jon Stewart was getting along without any writers. Fortunately for him, the primaries and the accompanying news show clips provided enough laughs that he didn’t need to do much else. The strange metaphors everyone was using for the Clinton campaign were awesome (seriously, “a soufflÃ© doesn’t rise twice”?) and his guest, John Zogby of Zogby International, was one of the better ones. And I learned what was going on in the world! Who knew a Comedy Central show without screenwriters could teach me current events? At least I didn’t have to hear about “Britney in Crisis”. Perhaps I should send an open letter to Britney et al: “Dear useless celebrities, please stop doing crazy things in public so I don’t have to deal with seeing you anymore. Sincerely, someone who never liked you.” Then another to CNN asking where they lost their credibility.
I also saw a trailer for the new Rambo. It made me wonder how bad it must sting for the bad guys to get whipped by a 60-something movie star. Also, Will Smith is a scientologist. I picked that up on the Colbert Report. Hurray for satirical news shows!