Sunday, March 14, 2010
Fox News' Hannity Says Developing A Bee Size UAV Is A Boondoggle
About a month ago I did a blog on UAV's and Drones and how really far the technologies they represent has come. Imagine my surprise then Friday night when I caught the tail end of Sean Hannity's diatribe on Fox News naming the Harvard University's bee size UAV project as the number one wasteful expenditure of the recent Recovery Act Funding.
So tonight I forced myself to watch the whole thing 'Waste 102'. It was the most ridiculous display of ignorance and obliviousness I have ever seen even for Fox News. Read about it for yourselves.
It was simply serial snideness against projects that are common place efforts to attract tourist, move people from place to place, and paint a lot of bridges etc.. But yes, the thing he railed against as number one was the funding of a bee sized UAV at Harvard.
I know that teaching "critical thinking" is not "in" these days. Texas for example has replaced it with "more grammar". But really even a moron should be able to imagine the value of having an independent spy platform the size of a bee that could fly into an Al Qaeda stronghold land on the wall and transmit back everything happening there, or tiny robots to pollinate food crops when bees can't. Not Hannity and not Fox News it seems. Do you think his listeners realized his....no, probably not.
Even Ailes and Murdoch should be embarrassed by this particular exercise in dumb.