March 09, 2009

Quote of the Day

Chris McDevitt, on the media's love-affair with the real-life Alex P. Keaton:

Did I miss a meeting? When did the United States of America start taking the opinions of teenagers seriously? Aren’t this kids peers going to multiple viewings of “The Jonas Brothers: 3D” and debating the merits of “autotuning” as used by Kanye West vs. Akon? Why is the media labeling this child a ‘wunderkind’ and ‘prodigy’? Any kid worth his salt can regurgitate the political purviews of his parents ad nauseum. He’s homeschooled, the only people he knows are his parents and conservative talk show host, Bill Bennett, who he apparently calls on a regular basis...

It’s really really easy to be a Republican when you’re 14 years old. Virgins are notoriously Pro-Life. Those who can’t be drafted don’t care about foreign wars. Those who don’t pay taxes think anyone who is taxed is taxed way too much. Why worry about healthcare when you’re covered by your parents for the next 10 years?

I can't wait for the three Hannity segments tonight about how "the media" is "viciously attacking" a child.

Posted by Stephen Silver at March 9, 2009 02:37 PM
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