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Thursday, May 23, 2002
Last night’s episode of The Simpsons was probably the best of this mostly disappointing season. (Which isn’t to say that The Simpsons was not the second most entertaining show on television, with the top slot going to Matt Groening’s Futurama. I don’t watch a lot of television but the only other show that even comes close is the Late Show with David Letterman, and IMHO that show was often painful to watch due to the simple minded analysis of September 11 and its aftermath given by Letterman and how the show became at times nothing but propaganda for John Ashcroft and Rudy Giuliani. I still think Letterman is a tremendous with especially in segments like psychic sandwich.)
Anyway back to The Simpsons and last night’s episode, “Papa’s Got a Brand New Badge.” It featured some great satire about a lot of things including the "war on terror" with this following exchange:
Lisa: But Dad, we're trying to conserve energy.
Homer: If we conserve, the environmentalists win!
Ken Layne, who yesterday reminded those in “the Hate America movement,” “It's 2001, and we can Fact Check your ass,” has missed the whole the point of the joke by ignoring the symbolism. Perhaps he doesn’t get it because he just can’t imagine a show like The Simpsons, which he appears to be a fan of and admittedly is not guided by any consistent political ideology, actually criticizing the “war on terror.”