Saturday, January 15, 2011

How Did They Know?

I have to remember to read The Onion more often.

Political Pundits Surprisingly Good At Getting Inside Mentally Unbalanced Shooter's Head

January 14, 2011 | ISSUE 47•02

NEW YORK—According to media analysts, the nation's TV commentators and political pundits have proved uncannily accurate when describing the deeply disturbed inner thoughts of accused Arizona gunman Jared Loughner. "It's strange, but when it comes to getting inside the mind of this human being who seems to possess no empathy, sense of morality, or hold on reality, and who is motivated only by personal animus and self-glorification, the nation's major political pundits have been amazingly adept," said Horizon Media analyst Bob Cullen, who has studied extensive tape of commentators on all major TV news programs and found their remarks on "what the killer is thinking" to be consistently thorough and detailed across the board. "It's almost as though they have some way of knowing, firsthand, exactly what this demented and highly dangerous individual with the eyes of millions upon him is going through." Researchers at Horizon Media also reported that a number of prominent TV pundits appeared to be mimicking the exact same chilling gleam in Loughner's eye for what they could only speculate was "dramatic effect."


Sam L. said...

Satire can be truer than life.

They KNOW, because they also think that way.

Larry Sheldon said...

Dang, first Jon Stewart, now The Onion.