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February 2, 2017 9:45 PM   Subscribe

Spicer: Hurt Feelings Are Dangerous

"My favourite 100 days into the future scary news channel dystopia is @FutureCNN"
posted by My Dad (24 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
 
A little too realistic to be funny, tbh.
posted by figurant at 10:14 PM on February 2, 2017 [21 favorites]


You think they are going to ban Edison Carter?
posted by Samizdata at 10:29 PM on February 2, 2017 [10 favorites]


I'll take a reality with say, 40% less dystopia, please.
posted by mikelieman at 10:33 PM on February 2, 2017 [3 favorites]


Irony is a hydra or some shit
posted by Burhanistan at 10:35 PM on February 2, 2017 [1 favorite]


As if CNN has a future in Trumptopia.

And you know what? Just regarding 'Hurt Feelings Are Dangerous' as something Spicer would say; this dude is babysitting the biggest crybaby in the world. Some of these altfact people are saying liberals are all big snowflakes that need to toughen up and get used to it. Their BOSS has a half-hour temper tantrum on twitter when Meryl Streep says she doesn't like him. He completely lost his shit when the cast of Hamilton asked his co-pilot to please please please work for ALL Americans. As if that's some insult? In his twitstorm he even put an exclamation point after the word 'apologize'.

APOLOGIZE!

You can't yell at someone to apologize you fucking baby.

Hurt feelings sure are dangerous when this oversensitive prick has the nuclear codes.
posted by adept256 at 10:42 PM on February 2, 2017 [45 favorites]


mikelieman: "I'll take a reality with say, 40% less dystopia, please."

The future is disposable.
posted by Samizdata at 10:58 PM on February 2, 2017 [1 favorite]


Hurt feelings sure are dangerous when this oversensitive prick has the nuclear codes.

The "STOP BEING MEAN" and mushroom cloud on the monitors were a nice touch, if a bit on the nose.
posted by Fish, fish, are you doing your duty? at 11:03 PM on February 2, 2017 [5 favorites]


Too soon.
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 11:03 PM on February 2, 2017


Too soon
posted by hal9k at 11:04 PM on February 2, 2017


The Onion News Network's report from the year 2137: "Bringing You What's Left of Your World"

Uploaded in 2013, but the syntax is disturbingly Trumpian.
posted by Rhaomi at 11:07 PM on February 2, 2017 [9 favorites]


The "STOP BEING MEAN" and mushroom cloud on the monitors were a nice touch, if a bit on the nose.

The deciding factor.
posted by My Dad at 11:16 PM on February 2, 2017


A+ execution. Well done.
posted by Joseph Gurl at 11:31 PM on February 2, 2017 [1 favorite]


FAKE NEWS
posted by not_on_display at 11:32 PM on February 2, 2017 [4 favorites]


Samizdata: "mikelieman: "I'll take a reality with say, 40% less dystopia, please."

The future is disposable.
"

Dys-posable, surely.
posted by chavenet at 3:48 AM on February 3, 2017 [2 favorites]


I now wish parody accounts came with an identifying symbol. There were plenty of people replying to those tweets (who presumably saw them as retweets and aren't familiar with the account) who didn't realize they weren't real.
posted by cichlid ceilidh at 5:58 AM on February 3, 2017 [3 favorites]


I wish the right would stop putting CNN in the left's camp. We don't want them either.
posted by BentFranklin at 6:20 AM on February 3, 2017 [11 favorites]


I had this thought yesterday that reason Trump's supporters are content to hand wave away our concerns that Trump is disassembling the republic as we know it and building a dictatorship is that they had the same concerns about Obama and those turned out to be unfounded.

The difference of course, is that while Obama never did come for your guns or install Sharia Law, Trump really is going after the Muslims and Mexicans, running roughshod over basic ethics guidelines, and probably going after unions, Medicare, and Social Security, too.

Our dystopian fears seem to be well-founded.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:03 AM on February 3, 2017 [8 favorites]




Needs more Casey Neistat on an electric skateboard talking into a camera about Casey Neistat.
posted by peeedro at 7:47 AM on February 3, 2017


This was just what I needed, thanks. I'm not sure if satire or parody is going to really succeed in bringing about political change, but I think it might be. And it sure is a lot easier to sustain than direct outrage. Like I feel the narrative has already moved on from the outrageous immigration ban despite things like this continuing to happen.
posted by Nelson at 8:28 AM on February 3, 2017


Too late.
posted by zippy at 8:30 AM on February 3, 2017 [3 favorites]


Well, MetaFilter scooped Boing Boing (it's the small victories that count). The @FutureCNN account has jumped by a 1000 followers overnight as well.
posted by My Dad at 9:02 AM on February 3, 2017 [1 favorite]


....the very 1st thing I thought of when seeing this post....
Flight of the Conchords!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuJzSTNDUGI
posted by nanolightbender at 8:16 PM on February 3, 2017 [1 favorite]


18

It is the air of atrocity,
An event as ordinary
As a President.

A plume of smoke, visible at a distance
In which people burn.

- George Oppen, "Of Being Numerous"
posted by Joseph Gurl at 12:06 AM on February 4, 2017 [3 favorites]


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