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Professor Paul Waldman explains the frightening image peering up at users of the urinals at an unnamed VFW Hall in 2004, and they thought they were suffering post-traumatic stress disorder:
As someone who offers my political opinions to the public, I’ve gotten plenty of hate mail, particularly on those occasions when I have appeared on, or been mentioned on, a conservative talk show. (Some of it is quite creative: During the 2004 presidential campaign, I appeared on The O’Reilly Factor and defended John Kerry from the Swift Boat attacks, whereupon a gentleman e-mailed to let me know that he and his buddies had downloaded a picture of me and printed out copies, which they placed in the urinals at the Veterans of Foreign Wars hall so they could piss on my face.) I’ve always found the psychology of the act curious. How does “I disagree strongly with what that person said” make the leap to “I will write that person an e-mail to tell him what a jerk I think he is”?
(March 22, 2011)
Miss Tina Brown, having just fleeced Dr. Sidney Harman of 30 million big ones and en route to fleecing him for 30 million more, memorializes the dear man on the pages of an instructional guide for journalism’s undertakers:
The issue in your hands celebrating Women in the World was produced by a still-evolving team of editors, writers, and photographers who have joined me to re-create a great institution after its journey through tough times. Some are veterans of the dedicated staff who heroically kept the magazine going throughout its economic travails. Others are fresh recruits who bring talents honed by experience not just in the media, new and old, but in the broader world as well. All of us salute Dr. Sidney Harman, who understands that the past is prologue — and who believed enough in NEWSWEEK’s brilliant journalistic legacy to invest in its future.
(March 14, 2011)
National Public Radio’s interim chief executive, Joyce Slocum, following the firing of her predecessor Ms. Vivian Schiller and of NPR’s shill, Mr. Ron Schiller (no relation), responds to the House of Representatives vote against NPR with the self-serving, pietistic ooze that we have come to expect from this gang of pests:
At a time when other news organizations are cutting back and the voices of pundits are drowning out fact-based reporting and thoughtful analysis, NPR and public radio stations are delivering in-depth news and information respectfully and with civility. It would be a tragedy for America to lose this national treasure.
(March 17, 2011)
From the Archives
Timeless Tosh from Current Wisdoms Past
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online