Bret Baier on Fox News Channel's Special Report reported today that
"Congressional Budget Office figures indicate the deficit is increasing at a slower pace. The CBO says the federal government accumulated a budget deficit of 349 billion dollars in the first four months of the fiscal year 2012. That is 70 billion less than the shortfall reported for the same period last year. The deficit for the year is still predicted to be almost 1.1 trillion dollars."
At that point, he threw the page he was reading over his shoulder and declared, "I'm sick and tired of reading c**p like this. Give me a break! We're reporting about rearranging g*dd*m deck chairs while the f***ing Titanic is in full dive mode. What the h**l difference does it make that we're going over the cliff at 99 mph instead of 100? The splatter will be just as big. Instead of worrying about the speed of our demise, ladies and gentlemen, you better be worrying about just who is driving the bus. The guy driving it now needs to learn that the steering wheel turns right as well as left. If he'd do that just a little, maybe we'd avoid the cliff. But it looks to me like we need a new driver; he doesn't have a clue where we're headed, what the brake is for, or how to use it. He's driving on cruise control with his legs crossed at the ankles, listening to his own speeches on his iPod, f'gawd's sake.
My sincere apologies for the mixed metaphors."
At this point, the camera started shaking (as if the cameraman had lost control) and Charles Krauthammer could be seen rolling in with a hypodermic needle in his hand. The show went to break, and when it came back Geraldo Rivera was sitting in the host chair, muttering something about "(I thought that weed I gave him was the GOOD stuff. Sorry, Bret. Maybe not the best time to get in touch with your inner Howard Beale.) [aloud] Speedy recovery, Buddy. And to the rest of you, Welcome now to Geraldo's World, LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS!"
My apologies to any who are offended by Bret's language; it's just so not like him, but I did clean it up, after all.