"Not on my watch!" -- Andy Lack, chairman of NBC News and MSNBC
File under: "The Wingnut Welfare Trough Contains Multitudes."
George Will joins MSNBCWashington Post columnist George Will has joined MSNBC and NBC News as a contributor
George Will is being given a chair at the table at MSNBC because -- like every other Beltway conservative who wanted to hang onto their place at the Wingnut Welfare Trough -- he has had to go full Henry II and deny, deny, deny the loathsome monsters that he spent 30 years siring and raising.
And right before our very eyes, our corporate media is now granting Conservative hobgoblins like Will ouchless redemption without showing an ounce of remorse or performing a single act of contrition. In fact, quite the opposite. As I have mentioned before, Conservative hobgoblins like Will are now being allowed to burnish their resumes as Serious Conservative Thinkers by simply ripping off the core Liberal critique of his Conservative movement, sanding off its icky Liberal pedigree, and passing it off as the Cutting Edge of Serious Conservative Thinking.
And they are being allowed to pull off this latest act of Conservative Strategic Forgettery without ever mentioning the existence of Liberals at all...
...except as handy, mockable, straw men for dried-up Conservative husks like George Will to punch when they're hard up for a column:
In 2013, the face of progressivism became Pajama Boy, the supercilious, semi-smirking, hot-chocolate-sipping faux-adult who embodies progressives’ belief that life should be all politics all the time — come on, everybody, spend your holidays talking about health care. He is who progressives are.As I have also said before. I guess the sight of Melissa Harris-Perry's career impaled on a pike at the entrance to the MSNBC cafeteria as a warning to anyone else who might be thinking about messing with Phil Griffin's management decisions is having the desired effect.