The Sun's Shadow

Stumbling to find a light switch in the dark

Neil Cavuto Common Sense (Over Simplification)

Neil Cavuto is a fox news host of Your World, the focus tends to be on money matters and occasionally Cavuto opines about major events in the US and the World in a segment called Common Sense, however his common sense is more often a massive over simplification of complicated world events. In his latest common sense he takes the Russian’s to task over their invasion of Georgia by comparing them to a house guest who won’t leave. This comparison is not only fundamentally flawed but also does a disservice to the American people by making this event a kin to something in their home that they may have experienced.

I think we’ve reached that awkward moment with Russia, where they’re just not getting it.

They’re now officially the guest who will not leave.

We’re like the host at the party hoping, hinting, praying and doing everything possible to make them leave.

We’re the host of the Party? Russia does not have forces occupying the USA, shouldn’t it be more like our friend Georgia is hosting a party and we are recently been added to their Top 5 Favorite friends? Also who is hinting we’re asking Russia to leave and so is Georgia and everyone else at this “party”. It’s also not a party it is an invasion, the “guest” was not invited. The “guest” is a heavily armed bully of an intruder. Who does Neil invite to his parties?

He’s not getting it.

He’s not budging.

So you start cleaning up bowls of popcorn, and this guy has the nerve to say, “Wait a minute, I’m not done with that!!”

And he asks for another beer.

The Russians are not asking for another beer they are taking and they are doing so with impunity! The nerve to say hey I am not done with that, is clearly a kin to destruction property and buildings smashing infrastructure. In the Party example the “guest” should not be using the door just smashing through a dry wall and ripping the phone system out and maybe have killed another party goer or two.

Russia is now the guest with the feet plopped on the table. We’ve tried every nice way in the world to say, get the heck out.

But he won’t get out. He’s digging in.

Says he likes your house. And really likes your TV. And stale popcorn too.

Then you say, “Yeah, but I poisoned the popcorn and the TV automatically goes off in one minute.”

Says he likes poisoned popcorn and no prob on the TV thing, he notices you’ve got great reading material, which he takes with him to your bathroom.

Where he locks the door.

And stays some more.

And it stinks. And there’s nothing you can do.

Wait what, Russia is a guy with their feet on my table, who has now gone and locked themselves in my bathroom… after I poisoned the pop corn? Who poisons pop corn, sick Neil! Is this a world power or a 15 year old psychotic girl we’re talking about. There are things that we can do however this is when diplomacy is the only real option, any military standoff would not end well. In the house “guest” example you would eventually call the police as your guest is really an intruder that is armed to the teeth. So call the police lets get more weapons on the scene and now instead of house guest who won’t leave we have a hostage standoff.

My responses here are also a massive over simplification to Cavuto’s massive over simplification and poor analogy. The situation in Georgia is complicated regarding breakaway regions claims on both sides of genocide and that the Georgia provoked the attacked in which the Russians responded with excessive force. If people want to be informed about then by all means there are the resources to get up on the knowledge but Cavuto has boiled it all down to this simply analogy for the soundbite segment. This is bad for all the American who don’t want to go in depth on this situation, but they pick up this information and believe they get a sense of what this situation is all about. Cavuto does get one thing right it does stink!


August 19, 2008 - Posted by | Opinion | , ,

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: