Saturday, February 19, 2005

The administration of the Onion.

I quote myself:
More than once in the last four years, I saw real headlines that looked as if they came from The Onion, and I heard others remark similarly.
Later, I gave an example.

Today, I bring you "Bush admin credentialed gay prostitute," the satirical aspects of which are best summed up in "I've Seen The Light":
Everyone is still missing the point of the story. The story is not, as nitwits like Howie Kurtz maintain, that people are being mean to someone just because he's conservative. The story is not that Gannon is a hypocrite for promoting an anti-gay agenda. The story is not even that the White House gave such access to a reporter for a dummy news service operating under an assumed name, and may have used him to expose Valerie Plame. This is not the story.

The story is that God exists.

Think about it: what are the chances that a media whore like Gannon would turn out to be an actual whore? It's impossible. It boggles the mind how infinitely unlikely this is. It's like if you found someone pirating CDs, and it turns out he actually had a peg leg and a parrot on his shoulder and sailed around the Caribbean saying "arrrrrr!" and plundering booty. You wouldn't believe it. But there it is: impossible, but true. Impossible truths are miracles, and only God can work miracles. Ergo, God exists. Q.E.D.
See also "The White House Stages Its 'Daily Show'" and "Daily Show on Gannon blogtroversy" and maybe "The Daily Show" itself.
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