Mr. Steve Brody of Louisburg, NC, was taken from his home late yesterday afternoon after neighbors contacted local authorities. He was removed from his home in restraints as his neighbors watched in horror.
Brody, a civil rights activist in the sixties and a political campaign consultant and speech writer for years was an avid, if not addicted, follower of MSNBC News. His family says he is so far left of center that if the earth was flat he would be clinging to the edge.
Apparently, the 82 year old Brody had decided to give up his 24/7 addiction to MSNBC news for lent. Authorities were notified by concerned neighbors when they heard screaming coming from the octogenarian's home three days after his fast started.
When local Sherriff deputies entered the home they discovered a bizarre scene. Brody was nude and tearing at his scalp while complaining of small worms crawling out of his ears. One deputy described the interior of the house as a complex of small shrines with lighted candles surrounding pictures of MSNBC correspondents such as Chris Matthews dressed as the Pope, Rachel Maddow in a likeness of the Virgin Mary and Lawrence O'Donnell looking eerily like Jesus Christ. They also found a life size carving of The Buddha with the face of Ed Schultz super-imposed on the sitting figure. In a bedroom closet was a nude anatomically correct blow-up doll of ex-Attorney General Janet Reno wearing only combat boots. A reporter from the local Franklin Times says he observed one deputy becoming physically ill at the scene.
As onlookers shook their heads the shackled Brody was carried to a waiting patrol car while screaming" LBJ! LBJ! How many babies did you kill today?"