When you’re infected by the Wacko News
there is a simple cure. You only need
to change the channel. Effort’s minimal.
And all the strident, talking heads are gone.
The “experts” spewing hate, the simpletons
who parrot what the teleprompters say,
the hollow skulls with pretty, painted lips
and drop dead gorgeous skin and hair are gone.
But is another channel just as bad?
It might be better. What if it is worse?
On channel three you get, “Religion’s Right!
Forget about your bible. Truth is here,
and only we can save your mortal souls.”
Another channel says that scientists
are wrong. No matter what the question is
the scientists are wrong. “Just step outside
tomorrow morning. You will see it’s cold . . .
at least it’s colder than this afternoon.
That proves that climate change is just a hoax!”
Another channels says that left is right.
Perhaps the Wacko News infection now
has spread until it is ubiquitous
and we will never hear the truth again.