Thursday, June 26, 2008

"Do Not Jostle The Chosen One!"

I couldn't make this kinda crap up, although it was easy enough to predict. The HuffPo goes apoplectic that The Daily Show would go after Obama.

That's the new liberalism. If you do not parrot the "party line" you are "part of the problem."

It is instructive that the author of the HuffPo piece is Joseph Palermo, who I have taken apart before, and who is in every way imaginable the prototypical Obama supporter. As Joe Klein noticed so well, such "progressives" are prone to...

...a fierce, bullying, often witless tone of intolerance that has overtaken the left-wing sector of the blogosphere. Anyone who doesn't move in lockstep with the most extreme voices is savaged and ridiculed—especially people like me who often agree with the liberal position but sometimes disagree and are therefore considered traitorously unreliable.

Hey, witless bullying is now a mode of presidential campaigning. Aren't we lucky?


Tully said...


There are many reasons I greatly respect Jon Stewart even as I find him juvenile and tedious.

One of them was his glorious on-air savaging of Tucker Carlson in '04 when Carlson tried to play Stewart for a straight man. (Stick to your OWN profession, Mr. Carlson, and remember that it's a BAD IDEA to try to play a professional comedian for a chump without his prior approval!)

This is another one. Regardless of his own political leanings, he will happily chew up and spit out anyone when they offer him some good material.

To HuflePuff I sez, "Lighten up, Francis!"

The Iconic Midwesterner said...

The HuffPo lighten up? Intellectually, there is no way to get lighter. On the humor side of things, it may simply be beyond them. Like asking a corpse to dance.