Wednesday, May 26, 2004

"FOX -- they should spell it with a 'U'."

So said Jon Lovitz once while on a Letterman appearance, in reference to FOX's cancellation of his animated show, The Critic (which was a pretty good show, if I recall correctly -- much funnier than the humor-impaired Family Guy). I like to resurrect Lovitz's quip once in a while, though, when I see FOX do something stupid. Like having FOX News start referring to suicide bombings as homicide bombings. This idea is goofy enough already, but it also seems to me that doing something dumb like this partly confirms one of the tacit assumptions of "political correctness", that we can change hearts and minds by changing terminology. I'm not so sure.

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