Today in Inane Squabbles Between Successful Assholes: James Cameron (ex-husband of Kathryn Bigelow and director of Avatar), and Glenn Beck, Fox News personality and mastermind behind the book and one-man-show The Christmas Sweater–yes, that really exists) are having a media feud!
It started at a press junket for the Avatar DVD release. Cameron was asked to comment on how he thought “global warming deniers” (ie: conservatives) would respond to the fact that the DVD of the green-preaching blockbuster will be promoted in association with Earth Day. “I want to call those deniers out into the street at high noon and shoot it out with those boneheads,” he began. “Anyone who's a global warming denier at this point has got their head so deeply up their ass, I'm not sure they can hear me.” And then: “Glenn Beck is a fucking asshole.”
That may be, but he's an asshole/global warming denier who can hear through ass! On his show last night, Beck devoted a three minute segment to making fun of Cameron, partially in 3D glasses. See above.
This incident begs a moral conundrum: how do you root for anyone in a fight where both sides are totally obnoxious?