Brent Bozell

Sawyer underlined how Beavan will next turn off the electricity, now that the New York winter is safely over. ABC didn't explain how supposedly non-electric Beavan will be keeping up on his No Impact Man blogging, but there seem to be routine little violations of this self-imposed deprivation. In the real world, we call that "cheating." For example, they still use the washing machines in the basement of their apartment building.

Like a big chunk of television news, the Beavan scoop was utterly stolen from a newspaper, in this case The New York Times, which celebrated Beavan on March 22. Reporter Penelope Green handled the T.P. question by suggesting readers "think of bowls of water and lots of air drying."

A nine-minute morning spot is a virtual eternity on television, but syrupy stories like these can never stretch long enough to consider any conservative critics -- because a conservative would probably dissolve in the giggles. What would happen if all of America were to heed the call and devote itself to scootering to work and climbing hundreds of flights of stairs while eschewing the use of Charmin? Most of America would be late for work, would arrive exhausted -- and smell like Bedouin tribesmen.

Ladies and gentlemen, I've said it before, and ABC offers the proof: The American left is firmly out of rational ideas. It's been reduced to intellectual gibberish. But this won't stop the Al Gores of the world from trying to implement these nonsensical things or the ABCs of television from trying to promote them.

Brent Bozell

Founder and President of the Media Research Center, Brent Bozell runs the largest media watchdog organization in America.
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