Thursday, January 25, 2007

The Usual Inmates Are Running the Asylum

Thanks to little green footballs for the following two idiocies today:
Idiocy #1:
"At some point, even if you’re willing to give the Associated Press the benefit of the doubt and assume that many of their mistakes are due to sheer incompetence instead of agenda-driven intent, don’t you have to wonder why their mistakes always result in headlines like this?
U.S., Iraqi troops clash in Baghdad.
"That headline implies, obviously to any sentient being with more than 2 functioning synapses, that US and Iraqi troops clashed with each other.
"But the actual story reports that US and Iraqi troops worked together, and apparently kicked some insurgent a-s.
"More evidence of cognitive dissonance at high levels in the Associated Press.

Maybe the headline writer just arrived from the Newsless Courier?

Idiocy #2:

"At a London conference on climate change, scientists have identified one of the root causes of terrorism: global warming.
"And to support this diagnosis, UK chief scientist John Mitchell cites the studies of the noted environmentalist, Osama bin Laden.
"John Mitchell, chief scientist at Britain’s Met Office, noted al Qaeda had already listed environmental damage among its litany of grievances against the United States.
“'You have destroyed nature with your industrial waste and gases more than any other nation in history. Despite this, you refuse to sign the Kyoto agreement so that you can secure the profit of your greedy companies and industries,” al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden wrote in a 2002 “letter to the American people.'”

Cast your vote! Which one is more idiotic? or self-serving?

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