Bob's Links and Rants

Welcome to my rants page! You can contact me by e-mail: Blog roll. Site feed.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Quote du jour

"The only reason I know we're doing the right thing is that we're widely criticized." -- Roger Ailes, president of Fox News.

If the only reason you've got for running a sleazy faux news channel supporting a criminal administration is that people criticize you for it, don't you think maybe you ought to stop? Sometimes, carrying on in the face of criticism is a sign of strength and perseverence. But a lot of times it's because you're just plain wrong. And if the criticism is your ONLY reason for thinking you're right, you should probably think a little harder.

I don't know who was the first slimeball to justify his actions by pointing out that people he doesn't like disapprove of them, but it's a stupid, childish ploy which is used constantly. Bush uses it all the time, quoting terrorists to validate his own actions (supposedly) against terrorists.