Fox News and right-wing media are screaming the name "John Cusack" as if they fear the devil is after them. Fox News is in the business of raising devils, creating devils, real ones and pretend ones. I don't know what went through Mr. Cusack's mind; as he sent his verbal slam at Fox News to his 209,000 followers. Maybe he was just having fun, sending out tweets. Well, it seems as if that is all it was --just a little kidding around.
The Rolling Stone reports -- "It seems Better Off Dead icon Cusack was idly tweeting; and he rattled off this thing proposing the construction of a “Satanic death cult center” outside the Fox News building. The full tweet --
I AM FOR A SATANIC DEATH CULT CENTER AT FOX NEWS HQ AND OUTSIDE THE OFFICES ORDICK ARMEYAND NEWT GINGRICH-and all the GOP WELFARE FREAKS"
Even in kidding, folks shouldn't allow their passions to override their better judgment, or allow hyper rhetoric to overwhelm their message.
John Cusack is a high profile American who can do much good. Twittering about "death cult centers" is a wrongful and harmful waste of time. Twittering about why folks should oppose Republicans and the Tea Party, and the dangerous radical right-wingers is an excellent use of time. Railing against Fox News is not as an effective way to protest, as would be leading a boycott against the Fox organization, the News Corporation and the properties of Rupert Murdoch, whose 'news' media outlets, including Fox News poison the American body politic. A better use of Twitter would be for Mr. Cusack to ask his fans and followers not to watch Fox TV, or to support Fox Films, and Fox's other media properties, which markets to a mass audience. Fox News is a fringe marketing operation, with its fringe audience. Fox's real money bags are in its mass marketing properties, whose income is used to promote Rupert Murdoch's radical, right wing agenda.