Shorter Amity Shlaes: BAW.
May 5 (Bloomberg) — So Michele Bachmann’s version of history is “from another planet.” Bobby Jindal, the Republican governor of Louisiana, is “chronically stupid.” And Eric Cantor of Virginia, the second-ranking Republican in the House, is “busy lying constantly.”
That at least is according to posts on three left-leaning blogs.
Writers who are not pro-Barack Obama are suffering character assassination as well. George Will of the Washington Post, the nation’s senior conservative columnist, has been so assaulted by bloggers that his editor, Fred Hiatt, recently wrote, “I would think folks would be eager to engage in the debate, given how sure they are of their case, rather than trying to shut him down.”
It’s interesting that folks such as Shlaes, Will, and Hiatt think that mean bloggers are afraid to debate them. I’ve been running a very mean blog for over 7 years now, and never once has anyone from the Washington Post editorial page or the surrounding environs ever tried to engage me, except when dismissing mean bloggers en masse. Anyway, I’m not mean, I’m just misunderstood, fuckface. Any time you want to engage in a civil, reasoned debate on issue: You Are A Bunch Of Lying Hack Wankers Who Whine Like Tiny Wee Little Girls Every Time You Get Called Out On It, feel free to drop in. My door will always be open.
Sometimes I think that photoshopping dicks on people’s faces on the internets all day is huge a waste of time, particularly for someone of my responsibilities, talents, and rugged good looks. Then something like this comes along, and makes it all worth while. The only way it could be better would be if it were written in tears, and accompanied by a photo of George Will with his tightie whities wedgied up over his head. Good times.