Washington radio station WTOP apologized Tuesday after pulling a story that commended Nazi aerospace engineer Wernher von Braun as part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon.It's always fun to see the dumbing down of America on full display in the media. What, these idiots had never heard about World War II or the Cold War? It seems not. And so, the groveling apology.
The story removal and apology came after the news outlet described von Braun as a "brilliant German-American rocket scientist."
The children who write these news stories think they're ever so clever and smarter than us knuckle dragging Deplorables, even though they don't know half of what we do. For example, how von Braun was satirized at the time of the Apollo program itself.*
Note to the children writing these stories at WTOP: this song opens with a tune that would be familiar to you if you had studied World War II. The satire is actually pretty delicious. Go ask your parents.
* This song was written in 1964 and recorded on video in 1967, years before the moon landing.