Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Olbermann, you ignorant slut


I don't usually watch "Countdown," because I don't usually watch TV much at all. However, every now and again I'll plop down on the bed and waste a few minutes on one of the cable "news" channels, and last night was one of those nights.

Keith Olbermann at his best is a funny guy with a good eye for the right's weak spots.

At his worst ... well ...



OK, so I have to admit that the Beck and RNC bits were pretty okay. But the Malkin thing -- and I say this as an on-the-record critic of her lunatic/paranoid schtick -- man, that's just wrong:

[T]he total mindless, morally bankrupt, knee-jerk, fascistic hatred, without which Michelle Malkin would just be a big mashed-up bag of meat with lipstick on it.


I consider the question of whether Malkin is mindless and knee-jerk (i.e. craaaaazy enough to actually believe 90% of the stuff she says) or morally bankrupt (i.e. making bank by cynically catering to the craaaaaziness) to remain unanswered of this writing, but I think it's probably not both. Either she's craaaaazy or she's a con artist (fascistic hatred can go with either, although it's probably real on one hand and just artifice on the other).

BUT! And there's no getting around this! She's hot.

Not just hot "for a conservative." Let's face it, conservatives think Ann Coulter is hot, too and may even continue to think so once they figure out that she's a stick-figure MAN in a dress, baby.

No, Malkin's just plain hot (and she knows it).

Resolved: If you wouldn't hit that (at least in theory, e.g. you're single and you run into her at the bar one night), you're not a heterosexual male (NTTAWWT).

Apart from that, what Olbermann was down on her about -- what garnered her the "Second Worst Person in the World" award last night -- was that she actually made an attempt to get the real facts about a story from an apparent principal in that story before dishing on the lady. From which we may not unreasonably surmise that Keith Olbermann ranks basic journalistic practices among the Worst Things in the World.

For those who consider this more interesting (as story) than, say, who won the Nobel Peace Prize this year, memeorandum has the roundup.

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