Posts Tagged ‘Jonah Goldberg’

Those Who Would Nazi

Back in 2004, a blog commenter at Daily Kos made a video that compared Bush to Hitler, and there was a immediate run on smelling salts that lasted for weeks.  At the time I was working for a couple who were regular Fox News watchers, and they were naturally horrified.  “Really?” I responded.  “Aggressive wars, [...]

I Married A Nixon

UPDATED WITH CORRECTION BELOW: In today’s LA Times, David Eisenhower typed up a little something that shows pretty starkly that if one wants to maintain one’s grasp on reality over time, then marrying into the Nixon family might be a mistake.  The piece (of what, I’ll let the reader decide), is a rather boring, phoned-in [...]

At Least They Asked

“The concern is that WikiLeaks as an organization should not be made more credible by having credible news organizations facilitate what they’re doing.” –Col. Dave Lapan, Pentagon spokesman (with a straight face…) The Pentagon, which devours about half of the US budget Defending our Freedom, has “asked” the news media if it would refrain from [...]

Looking for Nazis in All the Wrong Places

Probably the funniest new right wing media meme, started by Jonah Goldberg but lovingly embraced by Glenn Beck and the Teabaggers, is that liberalism is somehow linked to Nazism.  Yeah, and down is up on Uranus.  Granted, Jonah and Glenn aren’t the brightest bulbs on the chandelier, but it seems to me that some of [...]

High Comedy from Jonah Goldberg

So it seems the author of that staid, factual work of history, “Liberal Fascism,” has a bone to pick with potty-mouthed comedians who cheapen our politics with smears and theater.  No, really. The blubbery Babel of Bullshit took to the LATimes to type the following: Stephen Colbert’s “testimony” before Congress last week was a clear [...]

A Whale of a Theory

Well, ol’ Jonah Goldberg, “author” of something called “Liberal Fascism,” has another history lesson for us all, and it’s a doozy.  Our favorite chubby underachiever was apparently feeling like the dunce in the room before Glenn Beck’s chalkboard, since the real smarties like Dinesh D’Souza and had just come out with newer, even more awesome [...]

The Most Busted Name in News

When CNN hired the tubby, bigoted know-nothing Erick Erickson from Redstate, I yawned.  After all, the New York Times hired Ross Douthat, the Los Angeles Times hired Jonah Goldberg, and no dying media outlet could be without its beady-eyed, teenage water-carrier for for the “kill ‘em all”  faction of the right.  Notably, Douthat replaced the [...]

The Bigot’s Ball

Back in 2000, before Republicans had ruined the economy, bankrupted the government, lost two wars, let a huge terror attack occur and an American city drown, they could afford to be, well, civilized.  All that fake talk of “Armies of Compassion” and whatnot has long since dropped by the wayside nowadays, and although Hitlerian scapegoating [...]

Thus Spake The Pantload

Jonah Goldberg, author of “Liberal Fascism,” has some “helpful” advice to offer his favorite political punching bags, who all are admittedly much smarter and more qualified than he is, to do things the way he imagines people like that do things, since he clearly doesn’t know any better.  A classic piece of duplicitous, lazy concern-trolling, [...]

What’s That Smell?

Jonah Goldberg, a man whose very existence signals the final collapse of the media, particularly the Los Angeles Times, dropped this pantload last week, and I’m still trying to figure out whether or not it was diabolically clever satire: “The high standards and wise judgments of people like Walter Cronkite once acted as a national [...]