Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Who Cares? I Only Read The Washington Post To Make Fun Of Them Anyway

According to Richard Cohen at the Washington Post, we liberals have gone from outraged lunatics to an angry digital lynch mob.  Just like with the profile of My Left Wing last month, it should come as no surprise that the Post is continuing its effort to marginalize the left by making us out to be unhinged.  But just ask yourself why they would go to all the trouble?  Could it be because Republicans have very little support left, that the Democrats are poised to take control of one or both houses of Congress this November?  Or is it because they were complicit in selling an illegal war to the American people and the people are, in return, not looking to their newspaper for news anymore?

Richard Cohen can try to peddle the “I’m not a Bush lapdog” line, but simply saying it, doesn’t make it true.  I can say I’m not a woman, but my boobs give me away, and Mr. Cohen may have jumped off of Bush’s lap, but the fur he left behind, betrays him as well.


Anonymous Dale Hippert said...

No more so than the increasing frequency of 'steamers' that he misrepresents as columns!

1:03 PM  
Blogger Yellow Dog said...

Just not funny, and I know funny.

3:29 PM  
Anonymous exelizabeth said...

He just sounds really bitter and patronizing in the piece... He shoulds try writing something that pisses off the right wing and see what kind of response he gets.

3:48 PM  
Anonymous yeldarb kram said...

Terse and witty. I especially liked the image of the tell-tale fur left behind on the master's lap by the shiftless lapdog. In view of the deliciously catastrophic hemorrhaging going on in the Republican-controlled body politic these days, allow me to suggest an emergency procedure I remember from my Boy Scout Handbook: Apply a tourniquet to the patient's neck, being careful not to release the pressure until the body has assumed a persistently relaxed posture - fifteen to twenty minutes should do the trick...

6:55 PM  
Anonymous Betty Cracker said...

Besides being whiney and self-serving, Cohen's latest column is full of contradictons. First he belittles Colbert's influence by noting that his audience share isn't of American Idol proportions. But then Cohen implies that the nasty feedback he received for criticizing Colbert spells doom for the Democrats. Well, I guess Colbert is pretty important after all, huh?

And speaking of feedback, it's interesting that Cohen focuses on a few incoherent, silly responses he received as if they represent the tone of all his critics. But he frankly admits he hasn't -- and won't -- read even a representative sample of the responses he got. But he still feels justified in writing off interaction with his audience on the basis of a few nutjobs. Maybe the 3,000 plus emails he ignored contained reasoned rejoinders, but apparently he'll never know.

Oh well, there are places I can read funnier, more insightful takes on current events by people who aren't even being paid to produce them. Here, for example. Who needs Cohen?

6:58 PM  
Blogger Rory Shock said...

bing bing bang ... nice one

8:26 PM  
Blogger Jeremy said...

Isn't the WaPo the conservatives' favorite target for the old liberal media battle cry? As well as the New York Times (you know, that paper that supported the invasion of Iraq and later had to apologize)?

Haha..btw...just noticed your word verification below says

omg n suv

I think I shall screen shot it :-)

8:57 PM  
Anonymous brachiator said...

sweet - "the fur he left behind" is definitely added to my lexicon! Sad to see Cohen posturing as "Captain Steve" from Good Morning, Vietnam!...

3:48 PM  
Blogger The (liberal)Girl Next Door said...

Dale--I know! Most of the time he doesn't even make sense, at least he didn't disappoint this time.

Yellow Dog--Yeah, poor Mr. Cohen needs to loosen up a bit, learn to laugh at himself (lord knows I do).

Exelizabeth--But the Righties are so civil when they disagree with your point of view. Perfect example.

Yeldarb--I think someone already tried that on Karl Rove (although I don't think it was done as a medical procedure). The problem is, they just come back!

Betty--Inflated ego for sure. He just doesn't have the goods to back it up.


Jeremy--Yes, those liberal rags sure have been givin' it to Junior the last five years.

Brachiator--I think we're even, the "Captain Steve" comparison gave me a good chuckle.

7:51 PM  

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