“Suckling the Sugary Teat of Misinformation”
Posted on January 28th, 2009 at 8:15 pm by Steve

It was Season 18, Episode 22 of The Simpsons when Kent Brockman lost his job for swearing on the air. Encouraged and prodded by Lisa, Brockman decides to air his anti-corporate views via a webcast, which begins, “Good evening. Thank you for inviting me into your laps.” (!!Declicious!!)

BTW – that link will take you to a site called WatchTVSitcoms.com. Among other niceties, it appears to have an archive of every Simpsons episode ever aired. Just in case, you know, you haven’t wasted enough time on teh Intertubes today.

And just for kicks, here’s Kent Brockman’s entire webcast rant:

Good evening. Thank you for inviting me into your laps.

Friends, the press and the Government are in bed together in an embrace so intimate and wrong, they could spoon on a twin bed and still have room for Ted Koppel.

Journalists used to question the reasons for war, and expose the abuse of power. Now, like toothless babies, they suckle on the sugary teat of misinformation, and poop it into the diaper we call “The Six O’Clock News.”

Demand more of your government. Demand more of your press! Vote out your so-called “representatives!” Reject your corporate masters! Buy nothing! Hug your children! Love the one you’re with.