Tuesday, May 25, 2010
the crying apocalyptic gold swindler
Fox News ostensibly prohibits on-air personalities from making paid product endorsements.
Beck's response, and I'm serious: "So I shouldn't make money?" Others have made some pretty shallow, uncontextual and argumentatively weak defenses--that there's nothing wrong with someone endorsing something they buy themselves, and so what if they spin elaborate scenarios on air time that embellish this product--which sounds like apologia from someone who spent half an hour in an Ethics class and then smoked weed in their apartment for the rest of the semester.
Further evidence, in this blogger's opinion, that fearmongering, us-vs-them conservative politics, apocalyptic rhetoric, and clash-of-civilizations arguments are, among other things, an elaborate and shady racket.