Hope the beginning of the week finds you in good spirits, dear friends.
In case you missed the Emmys last night, as I did, then here's what has to be the most interesting highlight of the evening.
From The Stir: Rupert Murdoch Runs the Emmys Just Like He Runs Fox News: Censorship!
As the story goes, Alec Baldwin had filmed a piece for the opening segment of last night's ceremonies in which he light heartedly poked fun at the recent scandal involving Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. illegally hacking into private phones. Since the Emmys were being aired on FOX, just another arm of the many tentacled beast Murdoch has raised through various dark rites and animal sacrifices, it was simple enough for Rupert to pull the plug on the whole bit. It just simply wouldn't do to have FOX broadcasting a piece that didn't absolutely look favorably upon their owner.
In response to the censorship, Alec Baldwin completely pulled his part from the program, despite his nomination for an award. He claimed to have a prior engagement celebrating the birthday of Tony Bennett, but it would appear that the censorship of the program had a lot to do with Baldwin's decision to pull out.
Either way, this would be a public relations shit storm for Murdoch and company if it weren't for one unfortunate fact. The man owns so much of the media, I'm surprised we even heard there was a censorship scandal in the first place. If it weren't for Alec Baldwin's high profile being involved, I doubt we would have heard a peep about all of this.
But take heart, dear psychonauts. This is just another small step towards what I see to be the inevitable unveiling of Murdoch as the tyrannical overlord of the devious race of reptilians hell-bent on the domination of man. As the scandals surrounding the man reach a fever-pitch in the coming months, he will have no choice but to unveil himself and bring the fight into the open, out of the clandestine back alleys of industrial politics and into the streets!
Keep up the good work, Alec Baldwin! That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind! Bring down the beast!!
And to Murdoch, in the highly unlikely event that you're reading this, a piece of advice:
No sympathy for the devil. Keep that in mind. But the ticket, take the ride. - Dr. Hunter S. Thompson