October 19, 2010

"Sorry. I knew Icarus—Icarus was a friend of mine. Eliot Spitzer is no Icarus. Prickarus, maybe."

Snazzy writing, of the Esquire kind. Not sure if it's fair or if it even makes much sense, but one feels stimulated and vaguely smart.

5 comments:

Pogo said...

Treacher's summation was even better:
Client 9, Viewers 0

Pastafarian said...

"Prickarus" is enough to make a person feel vaguely smart?

The rest of the article must be much better written than this.

traditionalguy said...

The Spitz has an uphill fight and no known allies. If watched, this new show is a true delight. They get excellent guests that will open up and talk, maybe because they think so few are watching them( only their friends and family). The hosts obviously come from differing backgrounds but agree to disagree in a civilized tone. This show is far too good for the Vast Wasteland of Cable TV. The Spitz also does a unique trick of loyally asserting liberal conclusions after he just spent the last 5 minutes beating to death all of their liberal faux facts on any given subject. The Libs seem not to know what he is doing, because they all remain open and happy to be there.

MayBee said...

The hosts obviously come from differing backgrounds but agree to disagree in a civilized tone.

Oh no, Kathleen Parker is dreadful. She lets him bulldoze her. She doesn't dare speak up to actually defend conservatism in any way.

edutcher said...

MayBee may be on to something about the ratings. How many people are staying away not because of him (well, him, too), but because of her?

After her turncoat act, Kathleen Parker became as unpopular as Peggy Noonan.