I looked for a Fox News thread but either I'm blind or there hasn't been one in years. Anyway, here's the latest gem of magical thinking from our friends on Bull*&^% Mountain, by way of senior managing editor for Health News Dr. Manny Alvarez (originally spied on Raw Story):
Dr. Manny: America's obsession with 'The Walking Dead' is hurting our society
Dr Manny's NotesPublished October 17, 2013
Is watching “The Walking Dead” seriously hurting American society?
I would argue ‘Yes.’ Hate me all you want, or call me paranoid and misinformed, but there is one common theme that is pervasive in American pop culture today: violence. Even more specifically, zombie violence. The idea of a zombie-infested world inspires fantasies of monsters possessed by an uncontrollable rage to kill, and viewers get a thrill imagining what it would be like to participate in this new world order.
The obsession also permeates into other facets of our lives, such as with so-called Zombie Runs, in which people dressed as zombies chase other “civilians” to make them run faster towards the finish line. Even scientists at the National Institutes of Health have spent time creating an apocalyptic how-to guide on dealing with a zombie outbreak.
Wait for it...
With this country heading towards a socialized system of government, in which officials don’t want you to think or focus on what is important for your own personal growth, I’m sure they’re more than happy to let you obsess over something as stupid as zombies.
And in turn, you ultimately become the zombie.