Is really freakin’ large. The Poor Man, wrote about it extensively many years ago:
While watching FOX News Sunday this morning, and seeing Brit Hume finally call William Kristol out as the pinko Americaphobic Saddam-smoocher he is for daring to suggest that the complete absence of WMD in Iraq means that the doctrine of Bushian Infallibility may need to be called in to question, I was struck with new-found respect for the man’s journalistic courage and integrity. And I thought to myself, have I been unfair to Mr. Hume in my writing? Specifically, have I moved beyond the factual truth in my descriptions of Brit’s large, oddly-shaped, sickly-complexioned head (which I recently compared in conversation to a demented planetoid papered with chicken skin, a comparison I now regret.) As many in the liberal media are now offering up public apologies for distorting the truth in service of their dastardly political aims, I thought that I should follow suit and review my coverage of Brit Hume’s big bean, and make sure that I have been, at all times, Fair and Balanced.
1) January, 2003: In a post which I subsequently removed, I refer to Mr. Hume’s head as “a bloated, malformed astronomical anomaly, which draws viewers into its powerful gravitational field of pure evil.” This is absolutely false. There is no credible scientific data that Brit Hume’s head generates a gravitational field that is significant in astronomical terms, as this has been verified to great precision by looking for tell-tale differences in the Earth’s motion around the Sun when Mr. Hume is in the New York and Washington studios. I was perfectly aware of this at the time I wrote it, and, although I did take the post down, I was never disciplined for making this outrageous charge. It is probably this initial laxness which led to all subsequent abuses.
Read the whole thing. It’s Friday. Have a laugh. Cheers– Uncle Eb/John
h/t John Cole