|Badlands National Park|
Fox News Calls It A "Dusty Divot"
(photo from imgar.com)
Of the natural setting that surrounds and permeates the Badlands, Fox News "reports" the following: "the mixed grass prarie that surrounds this dusty divot is just another way of saying sad shrubbery as far as the horizon." The Badlands are a "dusty divot?" As to Wind Cave, Fox describes the many prairie dogs there as "fat dirt squirrels." Yes, dirt squirrels. Oh, those Fox News commentators. From the outlandishly exaggerated exploits of
|Wind Cave Prairie Dogs|
Fox News Calls Them "Fat Dirt Squirrels"
(photo from galleryhip.com)
These are actually awful declines. I don't watch much cable news, mainly because I can't stand the obvious political slant on any of those channels, but understand that there has been a continuing decline in viewership on all of them. Given this gratuitous hatchet job on two of the world's natural wonders, both fortuitously located in our state, where we understand their aesthetic and economic value, I doubt that Fox News will see much of a bump in its following in these parts. Regardless of what Fox News pretends to report, millions of visitors a year have already made their decisions on the Badlands and Wind Cave.