Sometimes you hear something so ridiculous it’s beyond belief. That’s common fare in Mad Magazine, and on TV’s Fox News. Such as Friday, when the Foxers went off their gourds on a story positing that space aliens might attack Earth because of global warming. “True story!” one host trumpeted it. “I am not making this up,” Fox host Megyn Kelly said. (Later she took that back.)
It was all a small part of a larger study written by some scientists (one of whom apparently works at NASA) and some bloggers who probably have a dry sense of humor. But Fox New treated it as so real that you’ve really got to wonder about those folks.
They even did an unscientific viewer poll on the question. The results: 3 percent of respondents said we need to curb greenhouse emissions. 19 percent said we need to fight space aliens. And 79 percent or so said scientists should “stop their research and create jobs.” No kidding.
Rick Perry will probably be talkin’ ’bout this on the campaign trail soon. . .