Well- OMFG! Shelly The Republican's blog had some interesting things to say about those bastions of liberal brainwashing known to us as podcasts:
"And now just as television is safe again, a new danger has raised it's demonic head: Invented by the Apple Computer company, the iPod is a device for receiving coded transmissions called "Podcasts". The iPod was originally marketed as a fashion accessory, and it initially became popular amongst Blue-State "metrosexual" communities."
Coded transmissions? Oh- it gets better:
"We all know that science fiction is a dangerously corrupting influence on young minds. Science fiction novels can make children nervous and excitable. I have heard many cases of science fiction addicts rejecting authority and embracing alternative lifestyles, but how much worse could a science fiction podcast be?"
A lot worse, according to the site. Citing the episode My Friend is a Lesbian Zombie, Escape Pod is called "the start of a slippery-slope towards eternal damnation."
The site even gives the podcast a CAP Entertainment Media Analysis report, rating it a devilish 8.1 out of 100:
So distraught are they about these evils, they wrote a second entry, with more information about these podcasts, their CAP reports, and how they reach into your children's brains, wrap their hands around it, and proceed to expand the mind....
I am going to assume that this is all tongue-in-cheek- but I can't help but wonder just who may take this seriously. (One word of advice for Shelley and her fellow crusaders: if you're going to have a campaign with a petition for people to sign, make sure you spell campaign correctly. You wouldn't want anyone to laugh you off as a nut job, eh?)
OMFG! I'd love to know what you all think about this one- is this for real??? And has anyone told Escape Pod? Steve must be getting a kick out of this!