August 6, 2009

"It was meant to be funny and insightful and translate the superb journalism Chris and Dana do in print and online into a new format."

"I don't think the series worked as they intended."

LOL. Cringe.
The withering and often personal criticism of Milbank and Cillizza exploded Friday afternoon after the liberal Web site Talking Points Memo posted and criticized the latest video. Both men, who frequently appear on television, became high-profile targets, particularly among left-leaning bloggers but also on such outlets as Twitter.

"It's a brutal world out there in the blogosphere," Milbank said. "I'm often surprised by the ferocity out there, but I probably shouldn't be."
Yeah, and you shouldn't be such a pussy either. You don't have the monopoly on public discourse that you would like, so you whine that it is "brutal" and "feroci[ous]." But you were given a huge mainstream media platform for a comedy routine and you did bad comedy. You wanted to be big professionals and big amateurs at the same time. You deserved a takedown and you got it. Man up. It was you not the bloggers who lacked standards.

49 comments:

Big Mike said...

Amen, sister, amen.

(Oops, can an atheist use that word?)

Jimmy said...

From the article:

In a letter to Brauchli on Tuesday that was signed by 32 women, the organization Women, Action and the Media demanded an explanation for what it called "the video's patently sexist -- and otherwise tasteless -- content," which the writers said displayed "misogyny" and "utter contempt for women" as well as racial insensitivity.

Unlike, say, David Letterman?

Ha ha, "Women Action and the Media" web site features a prominent logo for one of their sponsors .. "Bitch Magazine"

michaele said...

It's biggest offense is that it was lame and not particularly funny.

rhhardin said...

Hosts Apologize for Off-Color Clinton Joke.

It's not in the first few lines and I'm not going to look for it.

The obvious question is which Clinton.

And you know how everybody hates off-color jokes.

EKatz said...

Did anyone see this spoof of the Washington Post's mouthpiece theater?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJEPDwGVirQ

rhhardin said...

Maybe, if it was a Hillary joke, they were cowed into apologizing.

Maguro said...

What could be more predictable and boring than douchebag bloggers ferociously criticizing douchebag journalists?

Ron said...

"Hillary beer, giving no head, falls to [Vince] Foster's Ale, causing Australian-American tensions, made worse by simultaneous nut grab in same bowl. 'Perhaps pretzel rods will ease matters', James Carvelle notes"

Bissage said...

Dying is easy.

Crimso said...

Maybe the RedState Update guys can be given their own columns in the WaPo...

Comrade X said...

Do these guys think Jon Stewart just takes that clown nose off and then just pops it back on? There are skills involved.

SteveR said...

Milbank's been making lame and not funny jokes for a long time, it was just patriotic at the expense of the Bush Administration.

somecamerunning said...

"Yeah, and you shouldn't be such a pussy either."

Allow me to express my untrammelled, without-reservation approval of that sentiment. Couldn't have said it better myself.

For Steve R.'s information, though, Milbank didn't get much lefty love even when he was being unfunny about W.

Steve Reynolds said...

I guess if Keith Olbermann kicks you off his show, you've fallen off the Love Train, but they loved his hunter outfit Cheney mocking though.

Darcy said...

I think it is amazing that anyone thought Milbank could be funny. He has the personality of a pet rock.

GrannyClampett said...

Where is their judgement? Why can't they see how bad this is before letting rip before millions of people.

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David said...

Remember, this is not the only way in which they display bad judgment.

Juris Dentist said...

Man up.

Like you have EVER done that in your entire life, Annie.

AJ Lynch said...

By blogging her opinions daily to the world , Althouse mans up regularly. While the rest of us choose to keep some level of anonymity.

Am I wrong here JD?

Roger J. said...

These doofi are not only bad journalists, they are even worse comedians--The Washington Post is really sad: trying to sell access a couple of months ago, and now trying to have a comedy blog. It is increasingly apparent that the US no longer has a national caliber newspaper worthy of any respect.

Roger J. said...

JD remains the manly man by snarking anonymously on a blog he doesnt like. So whats up with that?

NKVD said...

Jesus Christ - they got fired for calling Clinton a mad bitch, sort of? They would have gotten a pay raise if they had put up a picture of Palin.

What gutless, witless cocksuckers. And Millbank and Cillizza aren't all that funny, either.

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somecamerunning said...

@ Steve Reynolds: "Much" does not mean the same thing as "any." Or "some." Yes, Milbank got "some" lefty love. Just not "much."

In any event, I believe we can agree that he was pretty much universally disdained by those with properly functioning senses of humor.

And that he's a pussy.

Florida said...

"Like you have EVER done that in your entire life, Annie."

She just called out that guy for being a pussy.

That's the definition of "manning up."

Chris Althouse Cohen said...

That wasn't even funny enough to be offensive.

Alex said...

Is Althouse turning into Tony Soprano? I'm shocked by her language! Did she grow up in Joisey?

reader_iam said...
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reader_iam said...

Milbank is a boor who bores. I'd sooner watch this.

BJM said...

Milbank and Cillizza reminded me of this sketch by two guys who are clever and funny.

reader_iam, why does that remind me of this?

AlgonquinS said...

Dan Rather: Fake, but accurate.

Millbank and Cillizza: humor, not so much.

Jeremy said...

Jimmy Crack Corn - "Unlike, say, David Letterman?"

Letterman isn't a sexist in any way, shape or form, regardless of you and your fellow wing nuts think about anything he may have said about Princess Sarah or her band of trailer trash relatives and loyal subjects.

He's also a comedian who has spent his entire career making millions and millions and millions of dollars making fun of everybody who's in the news or makes themselves into a likely target.

Jeremy said...

NKVD said..."They would have gotten a pay raise if they had put up a picture of Palin."

The Princess is just plain stupid.

Scott said...

"Yeah, and you shouldn't be such a pussy either."

Are we talking about cats here?

AllenS said...

Jeremy, you ignorant motherfucking slut. Everything that comes out of your mouth is foolish. Nobody, and I mean nobody, is a bigger of an asshole idiot than you. You have no status in life to call anyone, anything.

AJ Lynch said...

The Wapo editor said ordinarily, Milbank, Cilizza and the Wapo do "superb journalism".

Now that is funny!

Jeremy said...

AllenS - Gee, I can't tell you how much it hurts to hear one of the local suck-ass wing nuts bitching and whining about me.

I have a suggestion: Suck my dick.

BJM said...

Jeremy, how about you suck this: flag@whitehouse.gov

Jeremy said...

Ann's Hero:

Rush Limbaugh:

"Democrats are the real Nazis" rant:

"They accuse of us being Nazis, and Obama's got a health care logo that's right out of Adolf Hitler's playbook.

Now, what are the similarities between the Democrat Party of today and the Nazi Party in Germany?

Well, the Nazis were against big business -- they hated big business. And of course we all know that they were opposed to Jewish capitalism.

They were insanely, irrationally against pollution. They were for two years mandatory voluntary service to Germany.

They had a whole bunch of make-work projects to keep people working, one of which was the Autobahn.

They were against cruelty and vivisection of animals, but in the radical sense of devaluing human life, they banned smoking. They were totally against that.

They were for abortion and euthanasia of the undesirables, as we all know, and they were for cradle-to-grave nationalized healthcare."

So...according to the fat man...the Nazis were for big business, Jews, against smoking, against pollution, loved animals, supported work projects, and were pro-health care.

And Ann listens to this idiot every day.

Jeremy said...

Blow Job Man (BJM) - Fuck off.

reader_iam said...

This is where I unsubscribe to this comments thread.

Jeremy said...

Reader - Bye.

AJ Lynch said...

Reader:

Good one. LOL.

BJM said...

reader, it's only troll spittle. Scrape it off the bottom of your shoes and ignore him.

We're losing too many commenter voices to the trolls. It's blog terrorism, you leave, he wins.

btw- The more we post the flag@whitehouse.gov email addy in the open online, the more spambots will find it.

AJ Lynch said...

flag@whitehouse.gov

reader_iam said...

BJM: I meant just this thread, via gmail.

Julie said...

It's biggest offense is that it was lame and not particularly funny.
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traditionalguy said...

Any boring use of the internet bandwidth is a terrible thing to see.