Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Well How About That



In which, to my astonishment, I learn that Richard Cohen continues to exist for some reason.

Since Alex Pareen fell from grace from the sea (Ed, Note: glad to see Gawker had the good sense to hire him) I had kinda forgotten Richard Cohen existed, in the same way that I'd forgotten I owned a copy of "Angels and Demons" until the basement flooded last time and I noticed it floating by.

Damn? Really?  I thought I'd landfilled that turd years ago.

Same deal with Richard Cohen.

Since I'd not noticed him at all, I just assumed he'd been taken down by Walkers, or joined Victor Buono and the bulletheads beneath old New York --



-- or had been led quietly away by kindly men to the David Broder Memorial Assisted Living Community.

Or something.

But I was wrong!

Old Dick is apparently still alive and working hard at Fred Hiatt's House of Swaggering Idiocy, generating terrible ideas and them saying them out loud.  Like this one:
Washington Post Columnist Declares Ferguson Is The 'Liberal Benghazi'
Reassuring, really.

In a terrible, terrible way.

8 comments:

dinthebeast said...

Does he still hold Princess Sparkle Pony's title for the worst sentence ever published, or has Jennifer Rubin retaken it?

-Doug in Oakland

bowtiejack said...

"Reassuring, really.
In a terrible, terrible way."

Yeah, my reaction to a sighting of Richard Cohen is along the lines of "Ah damn! We got mold under the sink again."

He exudes the same Uriah-Heep faux obsequiousness as Brooks.

71dfb62c-996a-11e4-bd9a-9f92024db801 said...

from brooks today, the well-angled glacis plate of the right wing:

"in the obama administration, there are people who know that the iranians are anti-semitic, but they don't know what to do with that fact, and put this mental derangement on a distant shelf. they negotiate with the iranian leaders, as if anti-semitism was some odd quirk, instead of what it is, a core element of their moral architecture."

after the shit steve king pulled, ("jews in america") if you just crossed out 'iranian leadership' and inserted 'republican capos', you'd hew much closer to reality... but brooks doesn't DO reality, as you've extensively documented...

(oh, and congratulations for the shout-out from charlie pierce!)so well documented.)

Kathleen O'Neill said...

What in the name of all that is holy does that statement mean? Also, too, regarding 71dfbc's quote from Brooks' column:

"there are people who know that the iranians are anti-semitic, but they don't know what to do with that fact, and put this mental derangement on a distant shelf. they negotiate with the iranian leaders, as if anti-semitism was some odd quirk, instead of what it is, a core element of their moral architecture."...

Substitute "Iranians" with "GOP" and "Jews" with "non-whites" and you would get the classic Driftglass definition of "conservatism" today.

Kathleen O'Neill said...

Also, Mr. Glass, I forgot to congratulate you on Mr. Pierce's shout out. I've left a very small donation (wish it could be more) but just wanted you to know I really admire you and Ms. Glass for the talents - and the genuine human beings - that you are. And you really need to think about that B-Com Business.

Bob Roth said...

I know what you mean. It was face to palm when I read that Mickey Kaus was still around. But you know what they say about cockroaches.

Ivory Bill Woodpecker said...

Unlike Drifty, I do not disagree entirely with the "Both Sides Do It" trope, but the corporation-fellating center-right pseudo-journalists who use it as their stock in trade ignore some salient facts:

(1) One side is not Left and the other Right. One side is Center Right and corrupt, but sane. The other side is Far Right, also corrupt, and crazier than an outhouse rat on crystal meth.

(2) The Center Right does not have nearly as loud a Mighty Wurlitzer as the Far Right. If and when MSNBC becomes as powerful as Faux Noise, then the BSDI meme may become more credible.

Unknown said...

Cohen was getting jealous that Ron "severe dementia" Fournier and David f'n Brooks were getting all the attention for being the undisputed industry leaders in churning out faux-centrist both-sider mendacity in poorly-concealed support of the GOP's ongoing political arson. He had to get back in on that game.