Monday, June 11, 2018

Matthew Dowd is a Fundamentally Ridiculous Person

Just in case you thought that the monstrous reign of Il Douche might cure ABC News' chief political analyst of his crippling addiction to Both Siderism, rest assured, no force on Heaven or Earth can knock that bottomless myopium* bong out of his hand.

Of course, ABC News isn't going to do a damn thing about it because Both Siderism remains the bread-and-honey of American corporate media, but for us nobodies out here in the Real World, at least the hilariously predictable pattern of Mr. Dowd's addiction can be entertaining.

First comes the cloying, Dowd-brand homily about how we mortals should do politics:

Then comes a rejoinder:

Then comes the preening, finger-wagging that people should "let it go" and, y'know, stop holding people like Matthew Dowd accountable for the things they said and did back when doing the right thing would have actually mattered:

Fortunately, the Twitter rapid reaction to Mr. Dowd's drivel get more rapid and reactive every day. Here are a couple of sample.

And, inevitably:

Without Both Siderism, Mr. Dowd would be nobody and would have nothing, which is why he values his addiction over his country.

Behold, a Tip Jar!

*Myopia as a drug


Andrew Johnston said...

Hey, Dowd hasn't blocked me yet. I'm ready to report on this idiot if anyone needs me.

justsomeguy05 said...

re: "Who knew that @matthewjdowd would get so touchy when someone points out how obscenely, unprofessionally, dangerously biased the campaign coverage was. "

Exactly. His "both-siderism" is a symptom of his tribalism.

1. He probably considers Washington gossip-mongerers like himself to be "journalists".
2. How dare anyone accuse us journalists of any sort bias, blind-spots, or indoctrination.
3. Because my lofty tribe has no bias, I must report on the perceived short-comings and foibles of "both sides".

dinthebeast said...

"Myopium" is fucking brilliant. There was an early eighties band called Nowhere Fast who had a song called "No One With Nothing" that covers what Matty boy would be without his both siderism.
The bottom line of the song was "I need someone with something" but it may be too late for that in his case.

-Doug in Oakland

John said...

Oh, dude, David Brooks made sense today. There's only one problem. He never, ever can bring himself to say that income needs to be redistributed. He cannot face the fact that income inequality is the real problem and that government has to do something about it.

No, in Brooks' mind, the problem is that we're all immoral. I wish he would speak for himself on that one. I think he's projecting. I'm not immoral. It's just that the political thugs he raised to office want to manipulate social structure so that they get payed well helping the hyper-rich appropriate everything to themselves.