News Roundup for 7/29/09

Bill-O talks straight on healthcare
FOX's top actuary

-Headline of the day-
"O'Reilly's Fuzzy Canadian Health Care Math."

Some smart-alecky Canadian wrote FOX"s Bil O'Reilly an email asking, "Has anyone noted that life expectancy in Canada under our health system is higher than the USA?" This didn't go over very well with Blowhard Bill. Here's some commie arguing that America doesn't have the best health care in the world and that it's better to live longer under a socialist nightmare that's just like Hitler's Germany!

Bill schooled him and no two ways about it. "That's what we expected to hear," he answered. "Because we have ten times as many people as you do. That translates to ten times as many accidents, crimes... down the line."

See, it just goes to figure that if you have ten times as many people, each one of those people will die -- on average -- ten times. That's gonna knock your life expectancy down a bit. It's just simple math.

If you disagree, you're a pinhead. (video clip at TPMTV)

-More fun with FOX News-
Here's a fun game, what's wrong with this picture?

Map with Iraq marked 'Egypt'

Maybe my globe's screwed up, but I don't think Iraq is spelled E-G-Y-P-T. But what do I know? I'm not a middle east expert like the wizbang geniuses at FOX News. Who can read that crazy backwards Arab writing anyway? For all we know, "Iraq" translates to "Kentucky."

You know, I'm starting to think you do have to prove you're an idiot to work at FOX News. (Media Matters, via Right Wing Watch)

-How can we miss you when you won't go away?-
Insiders say that one of the many careers Sarah Palin is looking into is one in broadcast. According to the report, "sources say Palin representatives have been quietly testing the waters to see how much interest radio syndicators have for her." With a soothing, melodious voice that reminds you of a beltsander on a chalkboard and the language skills of Tarzan, it's hard to imagine that people aren't eager to sign her right up.

Think about it, she's got all the intellectual depth of a Bill O'Reilly, the firm grasp of reality of a Glenn Beck, and the relentless dedication to truth of both a Rush Limbaugh and a Sean Hannity. She's a natural. It's better than another option she's considering; authoring a book of baby names.

Maybe she can get William Shatner to translate the whole show into English for us. (Inside Radio, via Atlantic)

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