In Which Athena Assumes I Am Watching Something From The Onion, And Yet I’m Totally Not
Me: [Clicks on a YouTube video from Fox News complaining about how the White House doesn’t think it’s a real news station]
Athena (not watching but listening as she plays the Wii): Are you watching something from that fake news channel again?
Me: (pause, then) What makes you think that?
Athena: Well, just listen to them! They sound so fake. What if President Obama heard that? What would he think?
Me: I’m pretty sure he knows about it.
Athena: Hmph. (Goes back to playing the Wii)
Athena’s comments were before Obama actually came on to the video, incidentally. And no, we haven’t spent any time at all indoctrinating our daughter regarding cable news channels. I think ten years old is a little early for that sort of thing. Genuine spontaneous comment, delivered unironically and yet deeply ironic all the same. It’s fun when life is like that.