Politico’s Roger Simon writes a clumsy satire about VP candidate Paul Ryan today:
“I hate to say this, but if Ryan wants to run for national office again, he’ll probably have to wash the stench of Romney off of him,” Craig Robinson, a former political director of the Republican Party of Iowa, told The New York Times on Sunday.
(..) Though Ryan had already decided to distance himself from the floundering Romney campaign, he now feels totally uninhibited. Reportedly, he has been marching around his campaign bus, saying things like, “If Stench calls, take a message” and “Tell Stench I’m having finger sandwiches with Peggy Noonan and will text him later.”
..as lots took it for truth… including NyTimes’ Paul Krugman…
“We finally killed bin Laden. That didn’t take too long.” – David Letterman
“There’s already been some trouble for Osama bin Laden in the afterlife. There was a mix up and he was greeted by 72 vegans.” – David Letterman
“President Obama gave the order for Navy SEALs to kill bin Laden. When President Bush heard about it, he was really upset, saying, ‘I could have used seals?’” – Conan O’Brien
“I think the next election just got a lot easier for President Obama ’cause his response to every question during the debates will be: ‘Wait, I forget…Did you kill Osama Bin Laden? Or did I kill Osama Bin Laden. Oh no, it was me, wasn’t it?’” – Craig Ferguson
Split in nine parts – but really funny and serious stuff. He trashes CNN over and over. King chuckles heartily.
Tip to Moe.
A rightwinger explains why he’s quitting his subscription. It’s a fun read.
The New York Times used to be called the Gray Lady of American newspapers. The sobriquet implied a certain stateliness, a sense of responsibility, the possession of high virtue. But the Gray Lady is far from the grande dame she once was. For years now she has been going heavy on the rouge, lipstick, and eyeliner, using a push-up bra, and gadding about in stiletto heels. She’s become a bit—perhaps more than a bit—of a slut, whoring after youth through pretending to be with-it. I’ve had it with the old broad; after nearly 50 years together, I’ve determined to cut her loose.
History may not repeat itself, but the news does, relentlessly. Since the New York Times began to run more and more feature stories, often on its front page, lots of what appears in its pages hasn’t been news, not even close. “Chief Justice Warren Sees No Trend in Burger Court,” with its stunning irrelevance, is an old Times headline atop the kind of story I have in mind and see more and more of.
Good four full minutes on ratings and twisting facts.
Don’t miss the SpongeBob comment midways – and the final slam at 4:22.
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He’s really enjoying this one about Cnn anchors trying out new stuff at work.
Costume party at Cnn!