Friday, July 20, 2007

Matt Groening's Fake News

Matt Groening, The Simpsons creator and writer, was interviewed on Wednesday 7/18 on The Daily Show. He said that in an episode where they took a dig at Fox, "we had a little news crawl, and that was one of our favorite moments."

Here's a list of the "news" from Anecdotage:

"Pointless news crawls up 37 per cent," the cartoon ticker read. "Do Democrats cause cancer? Find out at Rupert Murdoch: Terrific dancer... Dow down 5000 points... Study: 92 per cent of Democrats are gay... JFK posthumously joins Republican Party... Oil slicks found to keep seals young, supple..."

Unfortunately, as he goes on to explain, "we have been forbidden to do that again. Because the Fox viewer might confuse our cartoon with actual news." At least that's what he was told by Fox.

Silly Fox.