Thursday, May 3, 2012

Exclusive!!!

Once upon a time a dumb guy had a bad time with an asshole.

Then he wrote a complaint about it. But isn't there more to the story? Some angle nobody had explored before? Who could get to the bottom of the story?

This, friends, is journalism:



Yes, John Nolte asked Jonah Goldberg what he thought about it. Well done! After all, what outlet did Jonah have to get his views across? That of course leads to EVEN MORE GROUNDBREAKING NEWS:

Rich Lowry at The Corner:
Apparently in the back-and-forth over his notorious “Tyranny of Cliches” interview, Piers Morgan invited Jonah to come back on his show. As Jonah notes here, “it’s clear that if he felt like he came out the winner of the exchange he wouldn’t be inviting me back.”
Yes, the link is to that mighty scoop from Big Hollywood about the National Review's own editor-at-large, the one with the headline taken from Jonah's complainy complaint above. I declare this circle jerked.

Thanks mark f!

22 comments:

William Way said...

They want to be published but not considered. They want attention, but not thoughtful analysis. And they wonder why they remain politically irrelevant. Yes, just use some nutjob billionaire's money to buy a soapbox and a megahorn, and everybody will vote Tea Party.

I thought these people wanted influence and power. What the hell aren't they getting?

Substance McGravitas said...

"Love! You don't love anybody! Me or anybody else! You want to be loved - that's all you want!"

M. Krebs said...

So Jonah's "thesis" is that liberals are just as biased as conservatives, but they lie about it and pretend they're not. This fills an entire book-like object, apparently.

I say the word "bias" in the context of politics should be banned, and anyone who uses it as a criticism should be tarred and feathered. It's just stupid. Everyone is biased toward what they think is right, but somehow it's unfair not to pay proper respect to conservative bullshit?

Substance McGravitas said...

A fact is never a fact if it comes from a biased source. That's a lot of wiggle room. What was most amusing to me about the Morgan interview was Morgan trying to get Goldberg to say The Devil Obama did a good thing - even telling a joke that got a laugh - at any point.

Smut Clyde said...

“it’s clear that if he felt like he came out the winner of the exchange he wouldn’t be inviting me back.”

Indeed. What would be the entertainment value of inviting someone back who can be bested in argument by a wet paper bag?
This is why guests are only invited to a repeat appearance on a TV talk-show if they thrash the host on the first encounter.

Substance McGravitas said...

Look at all those times Jon Stewart went on Crossfire! Again and again, and not a scratch on Begala and Carlson.

Substance McGravitas said...

Now that I think of it, Jonah's gonna crow when Morgan gets cancelled: he was Morgan's Jon Stewart.

fish said...

"Stop bleating like an overgrown baby @JonahNRO - if you think I was unfair to you, come back and try your luck again."

Sounds like a man that felt totally humiliated on his own show.

Smut Clyde said...

And having humiliated Morgan so thoroughly, Jonah has a standing invitation to go back and do it again! When can we expect Part 2?

Smut Clyde said...

“it’s clear that if he felt like he came out the winner of the exchange he wouldn’t be inviting me back.”

I am still staring at this sentence, marvelling at its perfect Baghdad-Bobbishness.
You have more exposure to these people. I can understand Jonah rejecting reason and reality in an attempt to assuage his self-esteem -- previously unthreatened by any form of criticism -- but is Lowry really stupid enough to repeat it with a straight face?

Substance McGravitas said...

At the Nolte link: My sense of the whole thing is that he wanted me to be a GOP operative of some kind and didn't know what to do with the fact that I'm not.

Piers Morgan, though, is a big liar and really an operative of the Democrats.

mikey said...

Maybe I'm just feeling my mortality a little more than usual today, but honestly, life is too short to watch Jonah Goldberg fart.

Substance McGravitas said...

You find your amusement where you can. Myself, I am amused that the National Review links to a trivial interview of its own editor that steals their material.

Substance McGravitas said...

I mean, if they need items they should interview each other all day long.

Smut Clyde said...

It works for Riddled!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Circle Jerk at the Square Dance?

Oh no!
~

M. Krebs said...

Now that I think of it, Jonah's gonna crow when Morgan gets cancelled: he was Morgan's Jon Stewart.

Good call. Does it count when some asshole at BigWhateverthefuck does it for him?

M. Krebs said...

Circle Jerk at the Square Dance?

Circle jerk the square. They'll keep trying no matter what.

Smut Clyde said...

a dumb guy had a bad time with an asshole.

Prolapses and fistulae are NO LAUGHING MATTER sir.

fish said...

Where did you get those photos of the NRO cruise?

vacuumslayer said...

Once upon a time a dumb guy had a bad time with an asshole.

I would like to go on record as saying that Jonah Goldberg is the ugliest Disney princess ever.

Another Kiwi said...

Hey now! Princess Cheeto did her best!11!