by Jeff Jarvis
:First, on the audience for FoxNews:
Meandted.com readers may recall that I have wondered from whence the FoxNews viewers come.
I finally have an answer; it is uncorroborated and single source. I have not checked it out with FoxNews. My source is an occasional consultant to NewsAmerica, FoxNews
: Fast-food paranoid Eric Schlosser disses his fellow Americans to all Britain in, of course, the Guardian:
I can’t remember another time when having an American accent provoked as much immediate hostility from Brits of every race, creed, class, and sexual orientation. If you’re an American, overseas, in the fall of 2003, you’ve got a lot to answer for.
If I could fake a British accent with any skill, I would now. It would save a lot time….
It’s easy to hate Americans today, as the United States plays the global role Great Britain once did, opening new markets for investment, maintaining access to valuable commodities, and crushing anyone who poses a serious threat to the world order.
[via au Currant]
Does he inhale?
: Howard Dean has called himself a metrosexual:
Dean declared himself a “metrosexual,” the buzz phrase for straight men in touch with their feminine sides, as he touted his accomplishments in “equal justice” for gay and lesbian couples.
But then he waffled.
“I’m a square,” Dean declared, after professing his metrosexuality to a Boulder breakfast audience with an anecdote about being called handsome by a gay man. “I like (rapper) Wyclef Jean and everybody thinks I’m very hip, but I am really a square, as my kids will tell you. I don’t even get to watch television. I’ve heard the term (metrosexual), but I don’t know what it means.”
Ewww. The thought of anything ____sexual and Howard Dean brings up forbidden visuals. Keep it in your pants, Howie. [via Aaron Bailey]