All the Lines Have Been Crossed

And now it’s just a matter of whose face gets kicked in first. Somehow Reuters can take even a Chuck Norris filler news item and put a ridiculous spin on it. From “Chuck Norris is the only WMD in Iraq, say U.S. troops,” which was one of the top stories listed at Yahoo! news Monday:

Known as Chuck Norris “facts,” the claims have already become an Internet phenomenon, and scores are featured on www.chucknorrisfacts.com, including “Superman wears Chuck Norris pyjamas,” and “There are no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, Chuck Norris lives in Oklahoma.”

If you can read, as the Reuters stringer apparently cannot, it’s obvious that the dweeby Chuck Norris fansite is the source of the WMD quote, not the soldiers quoted elsewhere in the story. Nonetheless, whoever gave this little gem a headline felt it was accurate to say that American troops think WMDs in Iraq is just another Chuck Norris joke.

Assuming IMDB.com’s bio can be trusted, also on Monday Chuck Norris turned 68. Sixty eight! I would have guessed he was in his mid-50s, but no matter; those America-hatin’ hippies had better get a head start and go into hiding until Chuck’s an octogenarian, at the very least.

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