CNBC's Stupid Hurts My Brain
I don't watch CNBC on anything like a regular basis. So my sample size of programs there is pretty low. But it seems to be on in Bldg 36 24 x 7 and every once in awhile I find myself eating there and.. well I end up amazed by Teh Stupid.
Has anyone on that channel ever taken even a high school math class? I mean it's not just that they don't know what the frack they are talking about at a technical level. But they can barely put together a coherent thought or point from sentence to sentence.
In some ways I actually find it worse than Fox cause at least Fox is a party propoganda machine and does have a coherent world view.
Beyond that, the other thing I noticed is that every tease was marketed with apocolyptic rhetoric:
Iran's election were teased as "Is an Apocolyptic confrontation brewing in the most heavily armed region of the world"? "Will Obama destroy healthcare".
I agree with Yglesias: cable news along with talk radio is a real blight on our discource.