Popular Fox “News” host Greta Van Susteren once again made herself look like an idiot, this time for trying to poke fun of the NASA space program … and failing miserably. In what will surely go down in history as one of the stupidest Tweets ever to grace the Internet, Van Susteren postulated that NASA was all part of some big government conspiracy after the agency released magnificent photographs of Pluto.
The host of Fox’s program On the Record released the following brain-numbingly ignorant statement earlier today in response to NASA’s original Tweet about the pictures:
— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) June 1, 2016
Why did they wait until NOW to release these? pics taken in 2015 and we pay their salaries in tax dollars https://t.co/hhXxrfsWEr
— Greta Van Susteren (@greta) June 1, 2016
Greta doesn’t understand anything technical, aside from how the teleprompter works at Fox News – and even then it’s because that intern … whats his name Jason … Jamin … Justin … whatever makes hand signals so she knows to read the words on it.
The reason that it takes a while for things like this to get released is because of the distance between Pluto and Earth. The signal from a probe is incredibly weak, so it means you get a very low data rate. Try downloading some high res pictures on a really old dial-up modem, but imagine the modem can be affected by the weather, the rotation of the earth, and the seasons (like if the Sun is blocking the transmission for a time). Either way — WHO CARES if it takes a while to get this stuff released? It isn’t like the truth about Benghazi is written on the surface of Pluto.
So it seems obvious that while most of us were busy learning how the solar system, space-time, and satellites work, Van Susteren was apparently focused on something else … perhaps honing her fantastic “how to effectively lie to people and pretend you’re smart with a straight face” skills.
Van Susteren, along with the rest of the Fox “News” crew, once again prove that America desperately needs more funding for education. Here’s a big “thank you” to all of them for inadvertently making another “evil liberal talking point” abundantly clear, thus continuing to make our mission that much easier!
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