Even in the age of the Internet, local television news remains the top source of information for Americans. And it's almost undoubtedly the worst, a festering stew of fearmongering and triviality, with the occasional waterskiing squirrel thrown in. So for your Friday amusement, via The Hairpin, here is a local news crew in Indianapolis, but most particularly the weather guy, freaking the heck out over a spider. Watch as his fear turns to panic, and then to sheer terror:
Many people have irrational phobias, and I suppose it's unfortunate for this guy that his just happened to be demonstrated on television. But hey, if you want to be a media star, that's the kind of risk you have to take. But here's my idea: President Obama should bring a tarantula to that jobs speech next Thursday, and see who runs screaming. I'm thinking Eric Cantor might be the one.
(If there's one thing we know about comment trolls, it's that they're lazy)