Now I usually avoid politics like the plague--it's just such a nasty world and I am surrounded by it enough living in this city without looking for it. But this I have to post about.
Today, President Obama came to my school to give a speech (no, this is not another rant about how he stood between me and my milkshake the last time he was here, though I want it on the record that I have not forgiven him just yet). Tragically, a student also committed suicide today in one of our dorms.
FOX News--pinnacle of morality that it is--was actually insensitive enough to publish an article linking the two, as if one thing led to another. Guys, I know that it's FOX and I shouldn't be all that surprised, but the idea that these people actually thought it was okay to use a student's DEATH for their anti-Obama propaganda goes beyond what I expected. It's so disgusting it's not even human.
"GWU officials tell Fox that police were notified about the incident around 2pm, which happens to be at the same time that President Obama was speaking. A source tells Fox that the incident may have occurred earlier, noting that police went knocking on the student's door at 1:30pm. As of this writing, Fox has not been able to obtain reaction from the White House."
ARE YOU BELIEVING THIS RIGHT NOW? BECAUSE I AM NOT.
Please get pissed? Facebook rants, tweets, comments on the article itself--anything you can think of to spread the word because this is NOT ON. I would like to see someone get fired over this. Again, the link to the article is: http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2011/04/13/gwu-suicide-tragically-coincides-obama-speech
Fun porn post tomorrow when I am done seething. Hope everyone is having a better morning than I am. D:<
EDIT: They took the article down. What cowards. They published that trash and then they couldn't even stand behind it and take the criticism they so richly deserved. Way to take the easy way out, guys. Another classy move.