John Kelso, the Austin American-Statesman’s barely, rarely funny curmudgeonly columnist, actually has a decent post today.
Kelso writes about Fox News’ attempt to silence the first amendment rights of a little t-shirt company operating out of a garage in Austin, Texas.
They’ve got a couple of mildly jabby versions of their incendiary wear, including one with the legend: “Faux News — we distort you comply.”
But the real nasty one — that almost sinks to the level of the FN’s blow-dryed, photoshop’ed Joe McCarthy is this one that reads: Fair and Balanced — O’Reilly Youth
The t- also has a picture of a comely Aryan carrying a furling Fox banner!
Kelso writes that the fashion enterprise wasn’t doing all that well until a Murdoch Weasel [read: lawyer] wrote them a letter demanding that they stop making fun of us! Stop it! You meanies!
[By the way, one of my favorites is the CNN spoof.]
Then Kelso kicks the channel in their sweatsock enhanced codpiece:
“Perhaps for the first time in recorded history, Fox News isn’t running its mouth. ‘We don’t comment on pending legal matters,’ said Robert Zimmerman, a Fox spokesman.
So they got plenty of guts when it comes to bombing Iraq. But when they catch a little flak out of South Austin, they ain’t so gutsy after all.”