News Roundup for 3/4/10

One perfect moment in time...

-Headline of the day-
"Fox 5 anchor delivered false report to help Jack Bauer."

In an episode of FOX's torture porn series 24, torturer/hero Jack Bauer needs to leak false info to catch a terrorist, so he turns to this guy to help him do it:

No, really. This guy -- FOX 5 anchor Ernie Anastos -- is the guy they cast. Seriously, the only reason this is news is so we can show this video -- or, as we refer to it in the ultra-serious blogosphere, "Keep fucking that chicken."

For bonus fun, replay it and watch the co-anchor's expression as he says it (about 6 seconds in, so pay attention). She looks someone dropped a snowball down her pants.

I'm serious, this is news. Mostly because it proves that even the most insane possible on-air screw up can't kill your path to quasi-celebrity.

It's a story of hope and redemption for the kids. (Raw Story)

-Applying the right's high journalistic standards-
Stephen Colbert nails FOX News and, in particular, Sean Hannity:

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All good journalism is fake. That Hindenburg footage? -- a party balloon filled with hydrogen.

True story. Ask FOX News. (The Colbert Report)

-Bonus HotD-
"Gun-Rights Extremists Praise Operation Exodus Sheriff: 'This Will Save Lives!!!'"

Bossier Parish is the key to 'merica! Spend insane amounts of money on Bossier Parish! Do it now! For the love of God, don't ask questions! (Talking Points Memo)

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