Inequality in Stupid

Well, that was going to be my theme, anyway.  But now I’m rather doubting it.

Why?  Because of Rick Sanchez (ex-CNN anchor; fired for calling Jon Stewart a “racist”).  I was all ready to point out that Sanchez was only incoherently wrong ONCE and he lost his job, and look at the Fat Man, who is both incoherent and wrong every day and under no threat from anyone for being incoherent and wrong.  In fact, according to his own claims, about 30,000,000 people love him for being wrong.  Then again, he could be wrong.  But the fact is, even if he is wrong, no one seems to care.  That’s incoherence for yuh.

And so I thought ah-HAH, poor Sanchez, not being a conservative radio barker, he only gets to be wrong once and he’s gone.  Well, I was wrong.

Turns out Sanchez had screwed up quite a bit in the past, including a deadly drunk-driving encounter, and still had his career intact.  That it took an attack on Jon Stewart to get him bounced off CNN, does say a little about the state of things.

The only thing I can glean from it all is that (1) Stewart is indeed Jewish, and (2) yes, there are a lot of Jews in media, but (3) no, I don’t see much megalomania there, particularly not in Stewart’s case.  This is where Sanchez’s diatribe became totally incoherent.  I’m guessing he was depending on being Hispanic being more sympathetic than being Jewish?  Well, he was wrong.  And he was stupid.  And it was finally too much stupid for CNN to put up with.

So there is an inequality here, but it isn’t hidden anywhere in some mythical Jewish vs. Hispanic sympathy quotient (I mean, crap, what do you do with a Hispanic Jew?).  It’s all in the stupidity quotient.  See, you’ve got the Fat Man on the radio every day, and the Whiner (who is Jewish), and countless others braying all sorts of stupid over the airwaves day after day after day, year after year after year.  The blood-pressure meds never seem to run out, nor does the stupid.  They just bray and their acolytes nod their noggins in agreement.  And nothing ever happens to them, no matter how stupid they get.  (Okay, so once in a great while one of them is forced to quit, gets banned from visiting a foreign country, or gets forced into retirement.  So what.  The rest of them are still there.)  Meantime, Sanchez invents one tangle of non-logic about Stewart and he’s gone.

It’s a weird world, ain’t it.  Oh well.  One thing remains steadfast: I’m awarding Sanchez the Stupid of the Day Award.  But it’s only because he worked for CNN, which was (so to speak) responsible for his content even if he was not, and because of that he got caught.

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