by Scott Daniel // October 6, 2010
Fox News really is the Jelly of the Month Club. It’s the gift that keeps on giving, and giving, and giving…
Today, we received the greatest gift of all. The hyper-caffeinated Kens and Barbies at Fox and Friends reported this morning that the City of Los Angeles has an outlay for $1 billion in commercial jet packs. According to our dear Friends, the city will make 10,000 of these incredibly timely and useful travel devices available to the public. This is great news, of course, for those Los Angelinos who would prefer to zip through the air at 63 miles per hour than sit in a traffic jam on the 215 210. And, you know, they’ve got to do something about the smog.
People, listen to me for a second. When we tell you that Fox News is bad for your brain, we’re not exaggerating. In journalism, there is a thing that you’re supposed to do called “fact-checking” or “verifying your sources”. For this mind-blower, the crack research team at the News Corporation seem to have turned to the Weekly World News. It’s frustrating, really. I hate to see a respected news source like the Weekly World News dragged through the mud.
It’s quite sad. I’m fond of the mythical land of make-believe. But reality is a little colder, as The Los Angeles Times notes:
“We certainly haven’t bought any jetpacks,” said LAPD Chief Charlie Beck. “We haven’t bought [squad] cars for two years.”
This is a real disappointment. Now the vigilantes of Southern California will be woefully outgunned in their upcoming zeppelin battle with Neville Sinclair.
Sources: Fox News, The Huffington Post, Weekly World News, The Los Angeles Times. Photo courtesy of mwctoys.com.