From: Stephanie Nanes
Subject: Daily Show Opportunity
My name is Stephanie and I’m a Casting Producer in New York. I’m currently working on a piece for The Daily Show and I think it might be a good opportunity for you. I’d love to give you some additional info. Do you have a few moments to chat later today or tomorrow?
No, I shall not now nor ever be appearing on “The Daily Show” nor any other mainstream/cable TV show. Never. Never, ever. Why do you think that I would appear on such a wretched, vile cesspit of post-Christian, post-human totalitarian ideology as what The Daily Show and the rest of the media have become? Do you honestly think, after researching me, that I am the sort of person who would, in exchange for a few days or weeks of spiked web traffic, sell out absolutely everything I believe in and stand for by appearing on The Daily Show or any other mainstream/cable media outlet? After researching me, do you honestly think that I am so stupid that I don’t know that The Daily Show would take every moment of my appearance, including non-air recordings (such as sitting quietly in front of the camera, waiting to go live) and have that edited into full-blown agitprop trying to paint me to your audience of children and contra-educated adults in the most unflattering light possible, no matter how utterly mendacious? And beyond that, if I were allowed to actually make a point, I would probably be a bit of a ratings “splash”, as many people are still, despite everything, “oddly” attracted to a person who actually believes what they believe, and state what they believe bluntly, forthrightly, and without fear. So, again, why would I give The Daily Show potentially increased ratings by appearing on it given the damage that The Daily Show and the rest of the mainstream media has not only wrought on my civilization, but pridefully luxuriates in?
Fast and pray-
Apropos of nothing, let’s watch the “My name is Inigo Montoya…” scene from The Princess Bride.
Inigo Montoya: Offer me money.
Count Rugen: Yes.
Inigo Montoya: Power too. Promise me that.
Count Rugen: All that I have and more. Please.
Inigo Montoya: Offer me everything I ask for.
Count Rugen: Anything you want.
Inigo Montoya: I want my civilization back, you son of a bitch.
(I might have changed that last line…)