KAN O KORNBLUT! Anne Kornblut, the dumbest person on earth, complains about long-winded Clinton: // link // print // previous // next //
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2007
TIL TUESDAY: Well postpone our report on that important Times story until (we think) tomorrow.
KAN O KORNBLUT: In this mornings Post, we finally learn what makes the Washington Post use the naughty word filibuster. No, the Post wont rush to say that word when Republicans actually filibuster, killing bills in Congress. But today, Anne Kornblut uses a mocking metaphor concerning vile Hillary Clinton. Heres how Kornblut begins her news report about Clintons appearance on Sundays talk shows:
KORNBLUT (8/24/07): Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton appeared on all five talk shows yesterday morning and demonstrated a particularly senatorial skill: the art of the filibuster.As well see, Kornblut went on to punish her readers, making them read the filibuster Clinton dropped on poor Georges head. But first, the scribe went aggressively out of her way to slam the length of Clintons answer. Why, the filibuster had taken more than 225 word, the yapping child angrily said.
Kornblut was troubled by all those wordsall those word she had to endure! But readers, is 225 words a long response on a Sunday talk show? We didnt have the slightest ideaand neither do any of Kornbluts readers! Kornblut uses an unfamiliar measure to criticize the length of Clintons answer. In this manner, she gives the impression that Clinton spoke extra-long. In truth, the statistic is totally meaningless for most people reading the Post.
Is 225 words a long answer? In part inspired by Howard Kurtzs reference to Condoleezza Rice in his own current piece, we decided to measure Rices answers the last time she showed up on Sunday.
That took us back to Sunday, August 5, when Rice appeared on Face the Nation. Her first answer ran 172 wordsbut soon, she was expounding at greater length. Her next uninterrupted answer ran 198 words, and soon she was ripping off replies of 212, 238 and 268 words. Meanwhile, on that days Fox News Sunday, Rice gave answers which totaled 319, 269 and 268 words. But a search of the next days Washington Post finds no complaintsin alleged news reportsabout the way Rice filibustered. Instead, the complaint pops up today, with pseudo-evidence, as the Posts small loudest yapping dog expresses her distaste for her subject.
Kornblut had been forced to sit and listen to Clintons long answers! Soon, the small, loud lhasa was yappng her view of Clintons overall outing:
KORNBLUT: Above all, though, in a morning of appearances that yielded virtually no news, Clinton illustrated her ability to talk. And talk. And talk.What a remarkable paragraph in an alleged news reporta news report in which Kornblut illustrated her ability to spin. And frame. And posture.
For the record, Sunday appearances rarely yield news in any discernible manner. Kornblut simply punished Clinton by imposing this framework on yesterdays sessions. But for what its worth, many of Clintons answers were well worth discussingexcept to the type of vacuous press corps which mainly longs to waste its time discussing phone calls from Rudys wife. For the record, heres the answer which Kornblut mocksan answer shes too small and stupid to discuss, critique or analyze:
KORNBLUT: Asked by ABC's George Stephanopoulos whether she would withdraw all U.S. troops from Iraq during a first term as president, Clinton (D-N.Y.) gave a simple answer: She did not know.Clintons answer is detailed and layered, and its well worth discussing. (Some anti-war liberals might be very unhappy with what she said, for example.) But you live at a time when your celebrity press corps likes to talk about haircuts and earth tonesand about phone calls from candidates wives. Answers like this bore the Anne Kornbluts stiff. And of course, Kornblut belongs to a professional cohort which has been trashing Big Dems for many years.
Some of Clintons answers ran a bit long this daybut Kornblut was writing a news report. Today, the ladys agenda is showing a bitin the open mockery shes allowed to direct at her long-winded subject. And of course, we wonder what will happen next. During Campaign 2000, the polite boys and girls who we call career liberals kept their mouths shut while Candidate Gore was attacked by Kornbluts cohort. Kornbluts piece just isnt a news report. Will the liberals who typically fight so politely get off their big keisters and notice?
THE WORLDS DUMBEST PEOPLE: Today, Kornblut attempts to punish Clinton by printing her long, boring answers. Ironically, this creates a rare opportunity for the Posts readers to find out what Clinton is saying. More often, the piffle-fed poodles who type for this paper prefer to offer their own deathless paraphrase. And of course, on yesterdays Chris Matthews Show, we saw, once again, what the worlds dumbest people actually prefer to discuss.
Try to believe (just try to believe) that they went to this bungled, eight-year-old topic againthat they dragged out the hopeless old groaner about Clinton, the Cubs and the Yankees:
MATTHEWS (9/23/07): When Hillary ran for the Senate, she tried hard to prove she was a New Yorker.Yesterday, they were back to the moronic Hillary-and-the-Yankees nonsense, a story that was never worth discussinga story they have always had wrong. Simply put, you cant get dumber than people like this. ODonnell? Sullivan? Heileman? Parker? There are no dumber people on earth.
Yes, Hillary Clinton was a Yankees fan when she was a child in Chicago. (And a Cubs fan too.) Way back in the early 1990s, the Post reported this matter twiceback when no one felt the need to pretend that the story was bogus (see THE DAILY HOWLER, 6/14/00). But later on, in June 1999, the mainstream press corps was trashing Bill Clintonit was also savaging Candidate Goreand it decided to play the public for fools with this new piece of nonsense. Last March, they dragged this mangy old cat out again (see THE DAILY HOWLER, 3/7/07)and yesterday, Matthews and his fellow idiots decided to go there again! Five big journos sat there and clowned; because these people are such perfect fools, none of them said this was bogus.
Yes, these are the worlds dumbest people. Meanwhile, we Democrats are protected from their scripted piffle by the worlds meekest group of watchmen. Matthews et al can clown this way because career liberals have always allowed it. They have a team name across their chest. You know that name: Washington Generals.
The Trotters have played an old trick once again. Just watch as the Generals fall for it.