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Go read today's Howler.

But surely when Somerby writes "When hacks take your side," he's being ironic?

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herb the verb's picture
Submitted by herb the verb on

Maybe we could call it "illsight"

The mainstream media morons (the ones WKJM wishes he could grow up to be just like) couldn't find a good idea, or good candidate if it sat on them.

Likewise, I especially love how opposite-prescient is the following statement by Kurt Andersen bearing firmly in mind that this was said in 1999:

"But my problem with politics these days...is that politics don't and really can't matter all that much in this country right now. There are rough, large consensuses on all the big issues—economics, social welfare, civil rights, women's rights, war and peace, even abortion. And they will continue as long as the economy chugs along like this and we stay out of wars any longer than a mini-series. Sure, there's a biggish, scary lunatic right—the Gary Bauerite creationist anti-gay regiments—but they're not going to be running the country or amending the Constitution any time soon. "

Snort!

"In fact, Pat Buchanan is right about the virtual indistinguishability of the Democrats and Republicans. I sympathize with both Buchanan and Warren Beatty viscerally, if not ideologically. I really think national politics kind of needs to be blown up and rebuilt."

Asshats like this are who are picking our next president?

You could basically use him as a crazy reverse barometer. If he says it will rain, get out the sunblock, will be sunny, shutter the windows for the hurricane. Take a left to avoid minor traffic? Bus-sized alligators will swallow you whole unless you turn right immediately.

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Good night and good riddance!

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Submitted by amberglow on

"But my problem with politics these days...is that politics don't and really can't matter all that much in this country right now. "

Because they and their families are never affected by anything, and have more than enough money and connections to ride out any recession or program cuts, etc...and none of this will change even when old media dies-- because even the big bloggers and free media don't care about issues.