Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I forgot

how creep-making Phil Donohue was. The prototype of modern TV journalism. All that caring, concern, highmindedness, brow-furrowing, the pleading body language, ethical sensitivity for the underdeveloped masses, cluelessness.

Reminds me of a friend of mine, who used to cover his high IQ and rather ruthlessly dogmatic frame of mind with that aw-shucks Midwestern good-hearted ordinary guy response that Donohue shows here. Gee whiz, doncha think maybe we could make the world a little nicer?

Classic (honorary; he's too old) Boomer meets a realist. This is funny. HT to Dr. Sanity.

1 comment:

Captain USpace said...

I saw this over at Dr. Sanity's too, it's a great clip. Phil Donahue is trying to look so sincere, like he's trying to show that he's so open-minded about this supposedly 'alien' point of view. He's simply fascinated.
absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
act fascinated...

about how self-interests
benefit society

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