World’s Worst Writer Writes World’s Worst Column

Richard  Cohen, World's Worst Writer

Richard Cohen, World’s Worst Writer

“Ferguson has become the liberal Benghazi. It is more of a cause than a place, more of an ideological statement than an incident. Ferguson was not the racist murder it was thought to be, and Benghazi was not an incident in which the Obama administration’s incompetence or timidity allowed four Americans to die. The facts argue otherwise.”

…”If Brown was not criminally shot because he was black, then possibly the cop was accused because he was white. Who was the stereotyped individual here?”


Worlds Worst Writer® Writes Again!


Today’s GOP is not racist, as Harry Belafonte alleged about the tea party, but it is deeply troubled — about the expansion of government, about immigration, about secularism, about the mainstreaming of what used to be the avant-garde. People with conventional views must repress a gag reflex when considering the mayor-elect of New York — a white man married to a black woman and with two biracial children. (Should I mention that Bill de Blasio’s wife, Chirlane McCray, used to be a lesbian?) This family represents the cultural changes that have enveloped parts — but not all — of America. To cultural conservatives, this doesn’t look like their country at all.

Um, you know Mr. Cohen, if they gag when they see a biracial couple, then they are racist. But I guess that also explains their reaction to the Kenyan Usurper, who is after all the product of a biracial marriage.


So… I guess his boss liked it.

World’s Worst Writer® Writes World’s Worst Column

The Death of the Media


I sometimes think I have spent years unlearning what I learned earlier in my life. For instance…slavery was not a benign institution in which mostly benevolent whites owned innocent and grateful blacks. Slavery was a lifetime’s condemnation to an often violent hell in which people were deprived of life, liberty and, too often, their own children.

–Richard Cohen World’s Worst Writer®

(No one at the WaPo tried to stop him?)

World’s Worst Journalist® Writes World’s Worst Column

“I don’t like what George Zimmerman did, and I hate that Trayvon Martin is dead. But I also can understand why Zimmerman was suspicious and why he thought Martin was wearing a uniform we all recognize. I don’t know whether Zimmerman is a racist. But I’m tired of politicians and others who have donned hoodies in solidarity with Martin and who essentially suggest that, for recognizing the reality of urban crime in the United States, I am a racist. The hoodie blinds them as much as it did Zimmerman.”

Which only can lead me to ask the obvious question: if the victim of a rape case was wearing a miniskirt…

Anyway, nice racial profiling ya got goin’ on there, pal.


Worst Writer in the World® Writes Worst Column in the World

The Death of the Media

I guess you cannot keep a good man down–or your lunch–if you happened to have read Richard Cohen, The Worst Writer in the World’s® latest offering regarding the NSA Leaker, Edward Snowden:

“Whenever I see “Hello, Richard” on my computer screen, I realize what’s happened: It knows me. It knows what I bought and when I bought it and where I was at the time. It knows my sizes and my credit card number, and if it knows all that, it knows pretty much everything. I long ago sacrificed a measure of privacy for convenience. One click will do it.”

Because setting up an Amazon wish list is exactly the same thing as living in a police state with the NSA tracking all of your calls–including wrong numbers–to see if you are up to no good. The whole column is a dog’s dinner, but that paragraph is Cohen at the peak of his midseason form.

It’s really interesting watching the usual media suspects calling Snowden a traitor at the same time they are whinging over the Justice Department subpoenaing their phone records. Jeebus, some people.

Anyway, this is yet another time to celebrate our free and unfettered press, and specifically, Richard Cohen, The Worst Writer in the World®.

(WaPo via Scissorhead Mike Flugennock)

The Worst Writer in the World® Writes Worst Column in the World

For a moment, I thought Richard Cohen had given up, turned in his Smith-Corona, and hung up his Fedora, but then like Man’o’War he suddenly comes round the bend on the inside all hooves and dust and no one saw it coming!

“We have all become political hacks. We are all engaged in the back and forth of politics, the jot or tittle of the process, the meaningless cable chatter of it all, the sameness of it all, be it conservative or liberal, so we lose sight of principle and of right and wrong. This is how we hardly noticed that basically all of American politics acquiesced in the demonization of gays and lesbians.

“This occurred to me last week when the New York Times published …”

And that’s his lede.

I think maybe he shouldn’t try to keep up with Noonington at the Pundit Club’s Bar; she’s a trained professional.


WaPo to set up a paywall

On the one hand, less Jennifer Rubin is a good thing.

On the other hand, less Jason Wilson is a bad thing.

But the proverbial tree falling in the woods: will anyone notice the absence of The World’s Worst Writer® Richard Cohen?


World’s Worst Writer® Writes World’s Worst Column

Oh, sweet Jeebus!

As Heather Chandler once said, “Fuck me gently with a chainsaw.”

Shorter Richard Cohen:

“How about 3 for 3?”

The Worst Writer In The World® wants the US to go into Syria.


World’s Worst Writer® Writes World’s Worst Column

Perpetually sensitive Alan Alda-wannabee, 70s throwback Richard Cohen (winner of the lifetime achievement award for writing bad columns) has done it again! Another World’s Worst Column®!

This one is so hard to figure out. Cohen tries to have sexual harassment both ways and ends up in a hot, tangled mess on the floor. Is he defending the Herman Cains of the world? Yes! Is he defending women against the likes of the Herman Cains of the world? Yes! Does Cohen mention that he was reprimanded by his employer for maybe harassing a female colleague? No!