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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 06:38 PM

Infoxication takes a turn towards self-parody

Infoxication takes a turn towards self-parody

By Steve Benen

About a month ago, we talked about an Occupational Safety & Health Administration effort to prevent heat illnesses among outdoor workers, which led Fox News' Fox Nation website to run this headline: "Obama Regime: Working Outdoors Can Kill You."

My esteemed colleague Kent Jones used the opportunity to launch the TRMS Infoxication Writing Challenge, mocking Fox's ability to turn routine news into "anxiety-filled conspira-bombs pointed squarely at the heart of our socialist overlords."

With this in mind, Andrew Kaczynski noticed this jaw-dropper on Fox's site today.

The headline refers to an "editorial" from something called Investor's Business Daily, which argues that the president doesn't believe in judicial review, and thumbed his nose at the Constitution by approving a health care mandate (which was a Republican idea); including contraception as preventive care under federal law, using prosecutorial discretion to protect young immigrants from deportation, and making some recess appointments.

This, in Fox's mind, is bordering on "totalitarianism."

I'm awfully glad I don't write satire; far-right media is already a parody of itself.


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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 06:39 PM

1. Wow.

Your satire observation is spot on.
Fucking unreal.

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