Mike Rowe is baffled by the tidal wave of contradictory news stories by networks calling each other out for being fake.
In a post on his Facebook page Wednesday, the star of Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs” and the CNN series “Somebody’s Gotta Do It,” shared how he has “never seen anything like it.”
“So I’m flicking around, searching for enlightenment – you know, like a good citizen – when I learn that CNN is still ‘the most trusted name in news.'” Rowe began his message. “I notice this, because they tell me so every ten minutes. This is comforting. I think it’s important that journalists be trusted.”
At Fox News, he continued, everything is still “fair and balanced” because that is what the network tells him “every ten minutes.”
“Unfortunately, neither FOX nor CNN seem to believe anything the other is saying,” Rowe commented.
He then shared multiple examples of how his quest for “enlightenment” left him more confused as he attempted to follow the multiple stories unfolding about former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and her allegedly unmasking – or not – the names in intelligence reports.
“All the anchors have that same bulging vein in their forehead. The same piece of spittle forming in the corners of their mouth. Everyone seems determined to make absolutely sure I completely understand that NOBODY has a shred of evidence to substantiate ANYTHING. Which begs the question – what if they all succeed?” Rowe said, exasperated by it all.
But the actor and voice-over narrator offered an alternative.
“Psst… Wanna see something real?” he asked, suggesting viewers turn to shows like Discovery Channel’s “Bering Sea Gold” with the “amazing narrator,” as he referred too himself.
“Maybe, it’s because people are so sick of fake news, it’s a relief to see real people sucking up real gold underneath the real ice off the coast of a very real place, called Nome, Alaska,” he wrote.
He also suggested Season 13 of the series “Deadliest Catch,” pointing out that the Discovery series which Rowe also narrates is into its 13th season “because you can’t give talking points to ice. And you can’t script The Bering Sea.”
“Oh look! Back on Tucker Carlson, I see Elizabeth Warren and Rachel Dolezal – A ‘fake Indian’ and a ‘fake black woman.’ I wonder what they’re up to? I bet they would enjoy a few weeks on a crab boat, surrounded by reality, 275 miles northwest of Dutch Harbor…,” Rowe concluded. “Hell, I’d watch that!”
In a postscript to his message, Rowe directed readers to a link to the “5-minute true stories” he tells in his podcasts.
“According to unnamed sources,” he added, “Susan Rice has called them ‘the most unfakeist stuff that’s never not been unlistened to.'”
Most of the comments to his post agreed with his assessment and applauded Rowe’s humor and insight. One Facebook comment, however, drew a reply from the actor himself.
Wow. Enough said.
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