The firing of Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan grabs the spotlight in our last top comments of 2013, although an Erik Wemple post on Fox News drew the most-liked comment.

“It goes without saying that Fox News is not news at all but pure propaganda, geared to an audience of ignorant fools.” – Richard Dawkins

Why do Washington fans keep giving Dan Snyder money? Nothing will change until FedEx Field is empty. Vote with your feet!

Are we to surmise that the average Republican has devolved over the last four years?

The technique used in 9/11 was obsolete merely minutes after the first attack. The paradigm before 9/11 was for everyone to stay quiet during a hijacking as the crew would agree to whatever demands there were, such as flying to Cuba. Once safely on the ground, everyone would be released and/or rescued. This is how the crew was trained and how all the passengers were taught in popular media.

The paradigm changed so fast that Flight 93’s 40-minute delay was enough to prevent a fourth attack. [Read the full comment here.]

The Shanahan era is rife with bad decisions, all made by Mike Shanahan. Not Dan Snyder, Shanahan. Not RGIII, Shanahan. Not Bruce Allen, Shanahan. Well, some by Kyle, but he’s also a Shanahan.

It is from Shanahan that the “bad culture” arose, from Shanahan’s poisonous paranoia and his obsession with control. From the start he insisted on forcing square pegs into round holes, holes he dogmatically refused to adjust even when failure was obvious and adjustments would have been easy and painless. [Read the full comment here.]