Ugh. I can’t do this right now. You explain it, Washington Post:
The pro football playoffs begin this weekend, but Fox Sports is already making sure there’ll be solid television ratings no matter what teams makes it to the Super Bowl on Feb. 6.
That’s because conservative Fox News talk show host Bill O’Reilly will be interviewing President Obama during the pre-game show, the White House confirmed yesterday.
Oh, Jesus Christ. So look… apparently, the President always gets interviewed before the Super Bowl. The last two years, when NBC and CBS had the Super Bowl, President Obama sat down with Matt Lauer and Katie Couric, respectively. I say “apparently” because I have zero recollection of this happening — probably because it was a crappy, generic, softball-fest. Good. That makes it not newsworthy, and therefore easy to ignore. BUT NO, everybody had to go and insert a second divisive figure, and up the odds that everyone’s Super Bowl party will devolve into an intense drunken debate about economic policy and who hates America the most.
I love football. Especially the Super Bowl. It’s a chance for people to get together and enjoy something, regardless of color, age, gender (HARF HARF THAT’S JOKES), and political ideology. By inserting a divisive figure like O’Reilly (and the same would go for any left-leaning news figure too, for the record), people are trying to stir the pot. I don’t want the pot stirred. I want to get drunk and crack mean jokes about Brett Favre and eat food until I puke.
All this is doing is increasing the chances that my Super Bowl experience will be ruined, and dammit, that’s the Black Eyed Peas job.
(*hums Battle Hymn of the Republic, marches off Internet*)
Sorry for the politics. Palate cleanser after the jump.
HEAVY METAL PENGUIN.