Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Bari Weiss' League of Extraordinarily Entitled Men Versus the Secret Legion of Elite Liberal Taste-Makers: Part XXIII

Somehow, someway, via the secret byways and hidden passages of New York media power and privilege a person named Bari Weiss was decanted directly from the Columbia University Class of 2007 to a gig at the Wall Street Journal and thence onward to her current job as "Opinion Editor" for The New York Times where she has taken up the most hilariously self-negating postulate in America political culture:  That overcaffeinated Conservative crackpots like Ben Shapiro and Rent-a-Troll Christina Hoff Sommers are not getting their fair share of column inches in respectable high-class media shoppes like The New York Times. 

Which is weird because on any given morning I can hardly make it from coffee maker to newspaper and back again without tripping over Ben Shapiro scamming some credulous mainstream media outlet like ABC News or CBS or the Washington Post or The New York Times or The Hill or Morning Joe into giving him or his "Why Are Mainstream Media Outlets Silencing Conservative Deep Thinkers Like Ben Shapiro" cause a huge platform.  

About which I have already written once or twice --
Who Reads Shit Like This And Thinks --

-- "I have got to find a way to get this sniveling racist man-pig to speak at my university because we deeply value lively, honest debate about important issues facing our country"?

Or better yet, how about a free platform on a major American news network to whine about how cruelly the freedom of speech for sniveling, racist man-pigs like him is being restricted?

From ABC News:
Outspoken conservative Ben Shapiro on whether free speech still has a place on college campuses
 Funny old world.

-- but I'm sure you've all already read all about my League of Extraordinarily Entitled Men Hot Takes given how wildly over-represented the opinions of shitty Liberal bloggers are in Liberal Media Conspiracy franchises like ABC News and CBS and the Washington Post and The New York Times and The Hill and Morning Joe.

Anyhoo, the Beltway Force is apparently so strong with Ms. Weiss that just this morning I saw her Jedi Mind Trick her way onto the Morning Joe teevee program and and Jedi Mind Trick Mika Brzezinski into looking directly into the camera and reading aloud from her column about how criminally silenced her League of Extraordinarily Entitled Men are on mainstream media outlets like Morning Joe...
Meet the Renegades of the Intellectual Dark Web 
An alliance of heretics is making an end run around the mainstream conversation. Should we be listening?
...and then asking Ms. Weiss what she thought of her own column.

Or, as we on the wildly over-represented Left used to call it, the Full Gregory.
For example, one of his innovations back when he was Mr. David Gregory of "Meet the Press" was to make sure that at no point were the fleeting and ridiculous opinions of Mr. David Brooks of the New York Times underrepresented.  When Mr. David Brooks was available, Mr. Gregory would read reverently from his latest New York Times blatherings and then ask Mr. Brooks what he thought of his own writings, after which the panel of Beltway inbreds and shut-ins would ooh and coo over Mr. Brooks' inerrant wisdom. 
It was such an obvious bit of Beltway parasitic symbiosis that even I noticed it and touched upon the subject of it once or twice.
So at this point you, as an Alert Reader, are probably wondering just how in the name of Joseph and his Pantone Pantsuit does such a one as Ms. Weiss come to exist in the first place?  By what alchemy do such dismally mediocre creatures promoting such hackneyed codswallop make their way to the pinnacle of American media?

Well, if you listen very carefully you will hear Ms. Weiss effortlessly deploy the most powerful Beltway Conjure Phrase of all.  

The phrase that opens all doors to any mope no matter how deficient. 

The phrase that magically converts duplicity into respectability (at the 5:36 mark)

Yes indeed.  Both Sides Do It. 

The indispensable, Conservative-enabling Beltway lie which I promise you I will methodically deconstruct and expose the very next time I am on Meet the Press or This Week or Face the Nation or Fox News Sunday or State of the Union or Steele and Unger or Sunday Morning Futures or Fareed Zakaria GPS or The Michael Smerconish Show or Reliable Sources or MediaBuzz or Inside Politics or In Principle.

But truly the most touching moment came when Joe Scarborough very nearly squeezed out one, tiny tear as he pleaded with the media to throw wide the gates and lets us all have a buncha difficult, honest conversations about some real shit, man!...

...just as long as none of those tough-but-honest conversations stray within a light year of the subject of how exactly Joe Scarborough's Republican Party became a such an unholy shitpile of bigots and imbeciles, who exactly needs to be tarred and feathered and run out of polite society on a fucking rail for helping to make that happen, and whether or not letting Joe & Mika's very good friend Donald Trump call in from the comfort of his solid-gold toilet and run his mouth for free on Morning Joe once a month, every month, from November 2015 through August 2016 might have been, y'know, a bad thing.

Behold, a Tip Jar!


Abu Scooter said...

"...and Rent-a-Troll Christina Hoff Sommers"

Yo, driftglass. Has anyone ever complained about your excessive swearing? I mean, Sommers' $25-word trolling rivals Phyllis Schlafly's for its misogyny, her very name constitutes a swear word. Just sayin'.

Donald Walsh said...

Institutions like NYT seem monolithic and unitary, and yet they're run by individuals wirh human stories. Such as:

Muffy: Dear, those nice Koch brothers called again, and had so much nice to say about this young lady Bari Weiss, can't we please find some way to use her at the Gray Lady?
Bootsy: Now dearest, we want to be o on speaking terms with ALL our cocktail guests, not just the Wall Street set.
MUFFY: I know darling, but it's just sooo very important to our Yale scholarship fund. The Koch boys say they have about 50 million to donate to something this year, we just CAN'T miss out on it. I'll wear that skimpy thing you like to bed tonight.
Bootsy: You know JUST how to peddle influence, you rascal you.

Robt said...

There is this persistent show producing urge to "dare to discuss it".
To superficially discuss racism? Corruption?

"We need to have more honest and open discussions".

So take race. We need to hear more of what the poor suppressed racist has to say? The Pedophile Roy Moore's religious convictions he will legislate into law for all to obey?

This inept desire to openly discuss and hear out the KKK's Grand Dragon inner most feelings on race?
As if David Duke who spent his entire life telling all who would listen or couldn't help from hearing it. His real true superior whiteness to rule by.

To sit down and get real with Duke's inner most feelings and truth is like watching a 1950's TV sitcom for the millionth time, expecting it to end differently..!
Let's re-re-re-re-re-re-re- discuss racism starting from the poor steve Bannon position. By the way, If you work for this one company, you got a bonus because of the tax cuts. Not because the union negotiated a bonus with the contract. It was the Ryan free government money. But do not discuss those unfortunate lazy bastards that are not fortunate enough to work for a company that gave a bonus or a wage increase. That didn't get a wind fall on the 2918 tax returns either.
These folks are just lazy liberal looser and unlike the David Duke or Bannons when it comes to racism retreading. These unfortunate lazy bastards who got nothing from tax cuts do not need to be included in the discussion of the tax cuts economic effects. Their view (you see) is biased and not worth hearing.
Especially from a TV host who makes millions a year in salary.

Is there any part of the Roman empire the GOP doesn't like to relive?

Why are they so infatuated with the late 1930 - early 1940's of America.

So let us re discuss this with these screwballs for the past the never learned from.
But this time, You really need to hear them out and listen to them and respect them and not be so eager to address history or your feeling and positions. Because,,,,
That is just the Both Sides being racist/ anti racist.

Not the same and never will be no matter how many times the networks produce cow pie soup.

How they like the era of the Federalist, prior to the U.S. Constitution?