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Greg Gutfeld Mocks Media Matters, while reminding us that the Village People were fake too, even as they told many truths.

Written By mista sense on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 | 8:35 AM

Fox News' Greg Gutfeld makes satirical fun of the anti-Fox obsessives at Media Matters.   As the fictional "Eric," a supposed employee of Media Matters, says to Gutfeld, the Media Matters style is to obsessively sit and watch Fox all day, transcribing every word, albeit often taking them out of context.   As "Eric"--most likely a play on Eric Boehlert, one of the Media Matters anti-Fox obsessives who has gone on to publishing dubious "interviews" of his own--says to Gutfeld, George Soros himself demands that "Eric" hit Glenn Beck every day.  And on those days when Beck is not on TV, "Eric" is instructed to use quotes from Fred Flintstone and attribute them to Beck.  The whole thing is for laughs, of course, but Gutfeld has captured the essence of the Media Matters M.O.

And of course, the fact that "Eric" seems to be nude, at least from the waist up, and wearing a construction worker's helmet, inevitably gives rise to thoughts of Village People.  You remember them?  The gay--at least they pretended to be gay--disco group from the 70s and early 80s.  One of them was a construction worker, who looked like this back then:

The Village People were fakes of course--actors--but they nonetheless captured the truth that often lurks within stereotypes, and archetypes.   There were and are plenty of "macho men" in the gay world, and the VP's were a sort of spoof and homage, at the same time.

Meanwhile, in our own time, The Cable Gamer is 100% positive that David Brock is very familiar with all the Village People, and all their looks.

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