On Friday, comic actor Jim Carrey, who most recently suggested that gun rights advocates were “heartless mother%ckers unwilling 2 bend 4 the safety of our kids” and mocked Charlton Heston in his parody “Cold Dead Hand,” issued a press release targeting Fox News for covering his antics. It reads:
Since I released my “Cold Dead Hand” video on Funny or Die this week, I have watched Fux News rant, rave, bare its fangs and viciously slander me because of my stand against large magazines and assault rifles. I would take them to task legally if I felt they were worth my time or that anyone with a brain in their head could actually fall for such irresponsible buffoonery. That would gain them far too much attention which is all they really care about.
I’ll just say this: in my opinion Fux News is a last resort for kinda-sorta-almost-journalists whose options have been severely limited by their extreme and intolerant views; a media colostomy bag that has begun to burst at the seams and should be emptied before it becomes a public health issue.
I sincerely believe that in time, good people will lose patience with the petty and poisonous behavior of these bullies and Fux News will be remembered as nothing more than a giant culture fart that no amount of Garlique could cure.
I wish them all the luck that accompanies such malevolence.
Carrey has no legal case against Fox News, of course. But Carrey is just as legally competent as he is politically competent. And if he thinks that going after Fox News will save his career, he might want to take a look at the stellar career trajectory of Richard Belzer.
Ben Shapiro is Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News and author of the book “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America” (Threshold Editions, January 8, 2013).