06.27.12

The dogshit that is National Geographic

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle at 2:09 pm by George Smith

It’s hard to differentiate the many Rocky Mountain ranges of dogshit in American society. What parts of it, or which shows, are the worst?

Somehow, this year, National Geographic has distinguished itself in this matter.

First, there was the cable tv “hit,” the pandering Doomsday Preppers, monetizing the pemmican-stockpiling armed-to-the-teeth white trash right wing kooks of the United States.

Now this, another rotten reality show, publicized on the news hook: Which man, Obama or Mitt Romney, would be better at fighting an alien invasion?

From the wire:

In the event that Bill Pullman isn’t available, two-thirds of respondents to a new survey say that President Barack Obama would be better suited to handle an alien invasion than presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

“We wanted the pulse on people’s opinions,” said Brad Dancer, senior vice president of research and digital media for National Geographic, who conducted the survey for the new series “Chasing UFOs.” “We wanted to get a sense of how Americans view UFOs, what people believe and how mainstream pop culture may or may not be playing into their opinions on it.”

Nearly 65 percent of respondents said Obama would be better suited to handle a theoretical alien invasion than Romney …

Six years ago I was interviewed for a part in a reality TV show.

I thought the pandering was bad then. The show, as billed, was to put together a team of “scientists” — or at least people who appear to look sort of like scientists to stupid people — to investigate whether things like UFO, Mothman, and other sightings were, ahem, fact or faked.

The correct science answer is they’re all faked, or imagined, or something else rational. And no real scientists waste their time on such things.

Assembling a team of “entertainers” to tease an audience on such issues is a disservice. It is not right to coddle the beliefs of idiots or encourage their manias. Doing it puts you on the side of evil, even if it’s just television and you need the money.

Six years gone by and it’s worse, ‘fact or faked’ being an industry standard. But at least I don’t even have to endure the commercials anymore.

I gave up cable and network tv shortly after viewing Doomsday Preppers.

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