Roger Ailes is the real life J. Jonah Jameson, isn't he? (Spoilery, so watch out if you care about that sort of thing.)

So my boss taped this Fox News article about the events of Captain America #25 to my terminal today (yeah, I know, she likes Fox... forgive her, she knows not what she does!). One line in particular stood out to me (here's the spoilery part):

"...the former World War II soldier is gunned down on the steps of a courthouse by a sniper's bullet, a victim of a war on terror."

(Emphasis mine.)

Now, admittedly, I haven't been reading Civil War or any of the related garbage, but even I know that any connection between this and a war on terror of any kind is tenuous at best, no matter what sort of allegorical spin Marvel tries to put on this in its press releases. This leads me to believe that either Fox employees get some sort of bonus every time they're able to make some sort of vague link to terrorism ("Fox News - always looking for boogeymen, and inventing them when necessary!"), or else Fox News chairman Roger Ailes is the real world equivalent of J. Jonah Jameson, forever banging on his desk and yelling at his reporters to bring him incriminating news about his own personal Spider-Man.

If I was a betting man, I'd lay money down on the former, but the geek in me desperately hopes it's the latter.

3 comments:

De said...

I can just see it now.

"My wife was shopping at Target and was told 'Happy holidays' when she left. Can you believe that, Robbie? Put this on today's front page in 26-point type: 'War on Christmas Declared'. Sometimes I amaze even myself. Now where's that lazy photographer?"

GTS said...

Great connections between JJJ and the Fox prez, Bill; and I'm not much impressed by their reportage either, although maybe that's due to my in-laws keeping it on pretty constantly. (To me the reportage seems as off-kilter as a David Lynch movie at times, but maybe that's just me...)

Thanks for the blogroll add; I've enjoyed keeping up with your postings.

--Todd

Bill D. said...

De - "Parker! Do you think I pay you to stand around and drinking from my water cooler all day?!? I'm docking your pay 25 cents for each sip you took! Now get out there and get me some pictures that prove Al Gore is in cahoots with Electro!"

GTS - David Lynch makes more sense most days. Some of the (admittedly out-of-context) Fox & Friends clips I've seen lately on shows like The Daily Show and The Soup make me wonder what's in the water over at Fox.

And thanks to you!