Praying this young lady has good health care insurance…
In an historically rare prime time presidential address to a joint session of Congress concerning health care reform, all the major networks will carry it live, except one: Fox Broadcasting, which instead will show its regularly scheduled reality show, So You Think You Can Dance, the same reality show they aired during a prior Obama health care presser.
With 6x as many Americans dying yearly for lack of health care as died on 9/11; with another million per year going bankrupt because of a catastrophic illness in the family; with 14,000 people a day losing coverage as they lose their jobs amidst the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression; with US companies at a competitive disadvantage with the rest of world because they provide coverage for their employees; with health care premiums doubling in the last decade and expected to double again in the next and that will require a family with a yearly gross income of $56k to pay half of that to the Medical Mafia, Rupert Murdoch thinks its so much more important to give a few aspiring narcissists a chance to strut their stuff and win a place in the glorious firmament of American celebrity culture.
Perfect: A reality show to obviate reality.
What’s next– censoring a president’s motivational speech to students by intimidating school boards into not showing it, or encouraging parents to keep their children at home?
Oh, ‘scuse me. Like Kurt Vonnegut’s Billy Pilgrim, I seem to have become unstuck in time.
Scratch that last.