Although it isn’t yet April 1st, FoxNation managed to get themselves punked by a (very old) satirical post about the deliciously ironic death of a “global warming activist” in Antarctica.
Instead of posting a mea culpa, Fox scrubbed the post from the site- but Google cache has the goods. The original satirical post that the FoxNation post was based on came from ecoEnquirer, a site currently sporting top headlines of “Vatican Sued Over Katrina,” “Court Orders Fisherman To Apologize to Eagle,” and “Levitating Islands Captured By Spy Satellite.” Tee hee. If that wasn’t enough of a clue, here’s some text on the tragic death of Prof. James Schneider originally quoted by the original FoxNation piece:
One friend of Prof. Schneider told ecoEnquirer that he had been planning a trip to an ice sheet to film the devastation brought on by global warming. His wife, Linda, said that she had heard him discussing the trip with his environmental activist friends, but she assumed that he was talking about the Greenland ice sheet, a much smaller ice sheet than Antarctica.
“He kept talking about when they ‘get down to chili’, and I thought they were talking about the order in which they would consume their food supplies”, Mrs. Schneider recounted. “I had no idea they were talking about Chile, the country from which you usually fly or sail in order to reach Antarctica.”
The clearly satirical nature of the story didn’t stop the commenters from rejoicing in what they believed was the painful, actual death of a scientist in Antarctica:
I’m sorry but this is about the funniest thing I’ve ever read!! Talk about what comes around goes around!!!!!!!!!! Ya get what you ask for – this has it all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you FOX I needed that. This is delicious just goes to show what elitism and arrogance will do to you if you use it on mother nature.
Somehow or another, the liberal media and Al Gore will spin this and blame it on global warming. Not sure how they’ll do that but it will be interesting to find out.