Brad Messer Commentary
Thursday, September 25, 2003

“Queer Eye” and the End of the World

Gather firewood, dig a water well, and store up ten-thousand pounds of jerky. I think civilization is about to crumble, and it's going to be scarey.

This prediction is based on a frightening fact about cable television. The new cable ratings numbers are as clear as tea leaves, and they spell out the approach of the end of civilization as we have known it.

Get this. The "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" show on Bravo has pulled into a dead-heat tie with Bill O'Reilly on Fox News. A tie! And both of those shows are far ahead of Larry King and Greta and Paula and other cable news shows.

Mark my words. The minute that "Queer Eye" beats Bill "Fair and Balanced" O'Reilly in the cable ratings, gather your family, pull the blinds, lock the doors, pass the jerky around, and hush up.

I'm pretty sure that the world will end at that point.

Bill O'Reilly will report on the end, of course, but everyone will be watching "Queer Eye" and won't know anything about it.

Brad Messer commentary, KTSA.


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