John Cusack may be a douche for having supported Barack Obama in 2008 (join the celebrity douche-club on that one, right?), but I think his recent twitter antics are clearly meant to be taken tongue-in-cheek:
I AM FOR A SATANIC DEATH CULT CENTER AT FOX NEWS HQ AND OUTSIDE THE OFFICES ORDICK ARMEYAND NEWT GINGRICH-and all the GOP WELFARE FREAKS
The funniest part is how Fox News responds and is so obvious in their creative editorializing. I’ll bold things so you can see how they do it so beautifully:
He supported Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election and has contributed to The Huffington Post, but this is the first known time he has stooped to the level of making threats.
And while the U.S. Constitution protects Cusack’s right to speak his mind, some critics say he should be more careful about what he says, since he has more than 200,000 Twitter followers.[…]
[ED- an “expert” arrives!] Cusack could also be doing his career some damage. Image consultant Michael Sands says that Cusack should be worried that his vituperative words could turn off some of his fans.
“I think his fans will not appreciate his tone. They will be turned off to his rhetoric,” Sands told Fox411. “John Cusack is taking his fame too seriously. He is having delusions and his anger towards Fox News may get him arrested!”
I love how Fox News (and Jo Plazza, who some would say is a member of a Satanic Death Cult) starts off claiming that Cusack has all these free speech rights, works diligently to make him a dangerous person and ends with Cusack possibly facing arrest. All without actually… you know… saying anything unfair or unbalanced.
Originally posted at Hammeroftruth.com. Reprinted with permission.