Saturday, July 30, 2011

TFU Friday – Norway, Australia and ComicCon

The awful events recently in Norway have united all decent people in their support of the Norwegian people. Sadly, not all people are decent.

It's predictable but sickening that so many people use this tragedy to further their own agenda. Glenn Beck calls the shooting victims "Hitler Youth" and Bill O'Reilly is delusional about Christianity. Why do the American right in particular find it so hard to concede a point or admit fault? A competitor in the TFU response stakes was ex-Smiths frontman Morrisey who said the killings were "nothing compared to what happens in McDonald's and Kentucky Fried shit every day".

But the winner of worst response for my money, was an ally of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi who actually supported the murderer's manifesto.

On a lighter but still fucked up note, there were the usual animal attacks in Australia and a real tragedy for the nerds of Comic Con.

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