Circular Reasoning Firing Squad
A staring contest? I accept your challenge, Mr. The Abyss!
Yes, Bob, we know you don’t like her.
Must admit, I wasn’t a huge Howler reader back in the day—was he ever really America’s Most Incisive Media Critic, or was he always a bit of a crank who benefited from liberals’ tendency to venerate whoever’s telling them what they want to hear at that exact moment? (see also: Jon Tester, 3 out of 4 Daily Show remotes, or that time Sam Seder had Jack Cafferty on AAR and gave his entire listenership Chronic Cringe Syndrome)
Because if you read closely, he’s not unpacking anything here, he’s just Monday morning executive producing.
We think Maddow showed very weird judgment presenting this topic last night.
Well, yes, you would, because like all weird people, you think it’s everything else that’s weird. I have more than a little sympathy for this POV, BTW, but still, it’s incumbent upon us to marshal evidence for our outside-the-mainstream hypotheses—Maddow’s disastrous cheapening of the progressive brand in your case, anything involving cell phones in mine.
Gaze on corporate liberal greatness. Is there real hope for the world?
I love how the couch potato equivalents of WTO rock-throwers can’t see the difference between what Maddow does and what, say, George Stephanopoulos does. I bet she could anchor The White Power Adventure Hour and win plaudits from people like Somerby as long as it was on ProPublica.
But man, even I feel bad seeing that he’s been downgraded to a Blogspot account. Say what you will about the Incomparable Archives, at least the page design didn’t announce “ramblings of an increasingly addled mind ahead.” The dude’s two cats and a self-published paranormal romance away from being the nadir of the medium he helped pioneer.