Friday, January 22, 2010

Apples to Oranges (Diseased Oranges That Lay Waste to Civilizations)

Jonah Goldberg:

A reader asks a good question about O'Brien's deal:

So a joker working for a company bailed out (indirectly) by the government gets $45 million — for failing. Where's the outrage, Captain Populist?

I don't have any problem with O'Brien's deal, though I wish he wasn't getting the shaft (he hasn't been great on The Tonight Show, but he's funnier than Leno).

But if O'Brien was a Wall Street guy gettingt $45 million for failing, Obama would be all over it.

Yes, Obama would be all over* the guy for helping to cause an economic meltdown taking the WORLD to the brink of economic collapse and costing millions people their livelihoods. As opposed to a guy quitting a TV show that will continue.

Speaking as an obviously watered-down leftist, I nevertheless support taxing Conan down to the hell that is the upper middle class.

*"All over" in this case meaning "issuing carefully-worded disapproval of".


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

The L.A. Times must be very proud today.

Substance McGravitas said...

One of the local papers is printing free bus editions because they're failing. I pick up my very first bus freebie and it has a syndicated Goldberg column that you can get anyplace on the web.

Bye-bye newspaper! I will miss your Sudoku.