Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fake Outs

Stephen Colbert will testify before congress in character. Daniel Foster thinks it's bizarre. Mark Krikorian is dumberfounded. Jonah Goldberg is stunneder by the stupidity. Jonah:
I still like Colbert and think he can be funny.
A template for all Jonah says and a perfect illustration of why he is not testifying before congress, and there's still more:
But it’s almost as if the Democrats are deliberately taunting the voters. Maybe that’s the idea for some reason? Or maybe the idea is to activate the youth vote by making congressional hearings into an ironic joke?
"I don't get it." Well spoken!

Let's imagine Foster, Krikorian and Goldberg in front of the committee, something I'm sure they'd be happy to do. Foster's the sharpest of the bunch and most likely to say something unapologetically awful and know and acknowledge how awful it is. Krikorian's likely to say something awful and not know it's awful. And Jonah, poor Jonah, would not know what he was talking about and not understand how awful it was.

I think it's safe to say that Stephen Colbert is better at delivering the National Review's message than the National Review staff.


Smut Clyde said...

Fake Jonah. That column doesn't mention thumbless grasps.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Do not taunt happy fun voter.

Some Republicans have already expressed unhappiness with Colbert witnessing at the hearing, thinking it would make light of a serious issue.

Why can't we bring back the Vince Foster investigations?

Brando said...

It is a little strange, but they act like it's come colossal blunder when few actual voters will probably pay much attention.

Substance McGravitas said...

It's a nothing. Politics as theatre? Who could have guessed?

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

say what you will, but at least a few of the usual suspects have figured out Colbert's persona is a put-on.