Some Fries With Your Stupid?

erick_ericksonThe blogs old pal, Erick son of Eric:

“[The Washington Free Beacon] are the greatest trolls in America. Yes I love them. I love the Free Beacon when I grow up I want to work there.”

…to which the cry rang out from under all of America’s crumbling bridges, “Fuck You!”

Tiger Beat on the Potomac Wins The Day!

The Death of the Media

Fire 'Em All Fiorina

Fire ‘Em All Fiorina

Once again, Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) gets the scoop and misses the story, when they tell us that Carly ‘Fire ‘Em All’ Fiorina is all for transparency as she reveals that she is worth $59M Ameros:

“I’ve taken hundreds of questions — whether about hot dogs or my personal finances — and I think it’s all fair game,” Fiorina said in a statement, a swipe at Clinton, who rarely takes questions from the press and whose foundation has slowly revealed more about its finances and donors. “I think leadership of any kind requires trust and transparency and voters should demand no less from their political leadership in government.”

And the obvious part of the story they miss, you ask?

It’s that Rodham-Clinton made her fortune giving speeches and that Fiorina made her fortune by getting fired for being incompetent. One is about success, the other is about failure.

Get Rich(er) Quick

“Ben Carson and his wife, Candy, earned between $8.9 million and $27 million in a recent 16-month period, largely fueled by book royalties, speaking engagements and Mr. Carson’s service on the board of directors for two big companies. The figures were included in Mr. Carson’s personal financial disclosure,” the Wall Street Journal reports.

What a world.

All I can think of is Driftglass, who could out write and out think Ben Carson a hundred times before breakfast with one hemisphere of his brain tied behind his back (mixed metaphor, I know), goes wanting and Carson who is a certified buffoon is getting richer on the Wingnut Welfare gravy train?

I really do not understand why the Left in this country does not have the infrastructure that the Right has. Where are the Left think tanks and farm teams getting pundits and candidates prepared for the big leagues? Where is the Left Media (RIP Air America, and MSNBC we hardly knew ye, but thanks for the finger-bang Morning Joe)? Where are the deep-pocket Left moguls willing to put their money where their beliefs are?

We are out-spent, out-talked, and left-out in our vast Liberal Media landscape, and meanwhile morons like Ben Carson are making money hand over fist, and really smart and thoughtful writers (like Driftglass) are left with paper routes to deliver the swill from the right grist mill.

Boggles my mind.

Tiger Beat on the Potomac Wins The Morning!

The Death of the Media

The Media analyzes Hillary's Hair.

The Media analyzes Hillary’s Hair.

…with a post about Rodham-Clinton’s hair. No, seriously:

Hillary’s hair: She’s in on the joke
With a single comment on her hair color, she deftly addressed one of the most delicate questions confronting her campaign.

ohhh, sexism!

…On Wednesday, Clinton again turned to her famous and ever-changing hair — she wears it these days in a shorter bob — to deftly address one of the most delicate questions confronting her campaign: her age. If elected, Clinton will be 69 when she assumes office, which would make her the second oldest president after Ronald Reagan.

Sexism and ageism!

“All of our presidents come into office looking so vigorous,” Clinton said at a campaign stop in South Carolina. “Then we watch them. They grow grayer and grayer and by the time they leave? They’re as white as the building they live in.”

“Now I may not be the youngest candidate in the race,” Clinton continued, building slowly to her punch line and employing a Southern drawl. “But I have one big advantage: I’ve been coloring my hair for years.” 

Just as a side not to TBOTP (thanks Charlie!): do an exposé on Rand Paul’s hair and how it won’t age, either. Bet Michael ‘Payola’ Allen can get some kickbacks from the petroleum cartels if you do.

Because We Love A Good Retraction

The Death of the Media

Holy Victimhood

Holy Victimhood

“When we printed the letter calling for The Kenyan Usurper to be executed, we really didn’t mean it.”

News That Will Drive You To Drink

Death of the Media

Before there was Fox News...

Before there was Fox News…

Fox News Devoted Less Than Two Minutes To The Duggar Controversy

I’m sort of not surprised that almost half of that two minutes was Fox scolding the media for piling-on the Duggars.

Related: TPM read the police report and has analyzed it.

Your Bottomless Mimosa of Stupid

Methinks the Kenyan Usurper struck a nerve. But you notice that other than ridicule, there is no substantive rebuttal argument.

Eiron, the Goddess of Irony, laughed so hard she farted:

$4.4 Billion Dollars… (UPDATED)

…is a lot of money to pay for AOL Instant Messenger. Actually, Verizon bought it so they can stick ads in the faces of their mobil customers. Sucks to be you.

OK, so I’m not a fan of mega-mergers and growing corporate consolidation and power in the markets, and if I had an extra $4.4 Billion Ameros, I might find better things to do with it.

But on the bright side, maybe Arianna Huffington will finally pay the writers?

UPDATE: AOL has been trying to sell HuffPo for a while.

Because We Love The Smell Of An Apology In The Morning


Drooling fuckknuckle

The Pantheon of Dunces

“My intent was to give [Senator Ted Cruz] a chance to speak further about his heritage and personal connections to the community through some casual questions. I rushed through the questions, and that was a mistake,” Halperin said. “In no way was I asking Senator Cruz to ‘prove’ he was an ‘authentic’ Latino. I apologize to those that were offended, and to Senator Cruz.” He added, “I promise that I will work to make the tone and questions better next time.” (On Politics)

–Always wrong hack journalist and elite press courtier Mark ‘The Preznint’s a Dick’ Halperin.