The Media’s Obsession With Snakes, On Or Off Planes

  • ABC’s Charlie Gibson on New York magazine writer Joe Hagan, AP, today:

    This guy, who I will never talk to again from New York magazine who is something of a snake, he took my quote and I think perverted the meaning of it to indicate in some way that I was insensitive to news from one of the five major continents in the world.

  • The Onion, May 15:

    Local Man’s Fear Of Snakes Increases With Each Snakebite

    PONCA CITY, OK—Highway engineer Dan Guischard, 29, has an irrational phobia of snakebites that only worsens with each successive snakebite, sources close to him said Monday.

  • Claude Brodessor, FishbowlLA, June 1:

    Snakes On A Motherf@#%ing Plane!

  • Mumbai Mirror, today:

    Woman Marries a Snake

  • AP, 1 hour ago:

    Pilot Fights Black Snake Stowaway on Plane

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Monty Coles was 3,000 feet in the air when he discovered a stowaway peeking out at him from the plane’s instrument panel — a 4 1/2-foot black snake.