Each day, I read highlights from two papers on the train: one liberal, one conservative. This time it made me laugh.
First, after walking out on a comedy show in the UK in which her act bombed, uber-liberal comedienne, Geneane Garofolo:
[IHTM] during an interview on the BBC ... said, “Mostly the media in the States is much more to the right. I mean there is almost no liberal outlet for news commentary and editorializing.”That might be the funniest thing she's ever said.
I followed that up with a politics piece by conservative columnist Byron York who wrote:
[Washington Examiner] Although a few Republican reporters have joined GOP administrations, this is mostly a Democratic problem, given the left-leaning sympathies of most journalists.This was almost a throwaway line, not the main thrust of the article.
Reading the two of these quotes together in the space of 5 minutes made me laugh out loud on the train. There is no way these two are on the same planet together. And yet, there they were, both on the train with me (so to speak).
Cognitive dissonance ensued. Tension mounted in a split second. There had to be a dynamic resolution to the inner conflict. So, I laughed.
I'm still laughing.