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‘In order to keep our editorial page completely balanced, we are hiring more dipshits’

McSweeney’s with what is meant to be a parody, but maybe not. After all, the Washington Post just hired the horrible Megan McArdle:

Here at the New York Times, we believe that all sides of the story should be tolerated and explored, from white supremacists being actually kinda cool if you think about it to people who believe that saying college campuses should be less PC is somehow an interesting use of 1,000 words. That’s why we’re expanding our editorial staff to include more dipshits. Because everyone, no matter how intellectually lazy their conservatism, deserves a column in our newspaper.

By the end of the year, we aim to have 200% more dipshits writing columns for us. As long as you are a Ben Shapiro knockoff who can string together the words ‘the intolerant left’ and occasionally criticize Trump, you have a home here on our opinion pages. Because this is what conservatism is now, and we have to respect that.

Why do we hire dipshits? It’s simple. After the 2016 election, we got yelled at a lot by right-wingers. How could you report such negative stories about President Trump by printing the words he says? Why don’t 100% of your stories talk about Hillary Clinton’s emails, rather than just the ones on the front page? They had a point. So, despite the fact that throughout the last year the right has decided they hate everything from Keurig to the NFL, we have decided to do the journalistically correct thing and capitulate entirely.

So today we make a promise. A promise to every moron that was a little too intelligent to for the Wall Street Journal, to every idiot that will go write for the Federalist if they don’t get hired by us. To you, we say welcome.

Go read the rest. Sigh.

Ezra Klein: Time to talk about impeachment

Ezra Klein on Twitter

On Tuesday’s “The Last Word,” Ezra Klein suggested that the consequences of leaving Trump in office are greater than the consequences of impeaching him. We have grown too afraid of the consequences of impeachment and too complacent about the consequences of leaving an unfit president in office. https://t.co/C3AkqwitfL https://t.co/amRALIzkBJ – Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) January 3, 2018… Continue Reading →

Fake documents about Schumer almost became fake news

Chuck Schumer - Caricature

So it turns out that Mike Cernovich, the same person who tried to get Sam Seder fired, is also connected to this manufactured smear against Chuck Schumer!

A story that had been teased out seductively on social media as being true abruptly sank into a fiery fake news wreck before ever reaching orbit on Tuesday. … in exchange for answers about what went haywire with the promised scoop. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s office told Newsweek that he was to have been the victim of the fake news story—one purporting … Continue Reading →

Colbert goes after Jeanine Pirro on her FBI/DOJ attacks

Jeanine Pirro

The Colbert clip is from Monday, but we’re running it because it’s very important. A major cable “news” outlet is encouraging obstruction of justice. Jeanine Pirro is the lead offender. Her unwarranted attacks on the Mueller investigation and the FBI and DOJ in general encourage Fox News zombies to think Trump’s obstruction of justice is actually… Continue Reading →

Not like I wouldn’t have guessed, but…

DONNA BRAZILE - HACKS

It’s nice to be validated.

The hand-wringing over the 2016 election continues more than a year later. Fake news. Russia collusion. James Comey. Wisconsin.

But two researchers, David Rothschild and Duncan Watts, took on an in-depth analysis of the mainstream media that will add to the 2016 debate. Their findings, published in the Columbia Journalism Review, focus on the New York Times’s election coverage. Their starkest discovery: “In just six days, the New York Times ran as many cover stories about Hillary Clinton’s emails as they did about all the policy issues combined in the 69 days leading up to the election.”

There you go. All the news that fits!

He’s back!

According to Ryan Grim at the Intercept, Sam Seder will be offered his contributor job again, and plans to accept:

Seder and MSNBC were set to part ways when his contributor contract expired next year, with reports indicating the departure had to do with a 2009 tweet from Seder surfaced by the far-right provocateur Mike Cernovich. After initially caving in to right-wing internet outrage over the tweet, MSNBC reversed its decision to not renew Seder’s contract.

“I appreciate MSNBC’s thoughtful reconsideration and willingness to understand the cynical motives of those who intentionally misrepresented my tweet for their own toxic, political purposes,” Seder said in a statement to The Intercept. “We are experiencing an important and long overdue moment of empowerment for the victims of sexual assault and of reckoning for their perpetrators. I’m proud that MSNBC and its staff have set a clear example of the need to get it right.”

These news organizations better get their act together re: the tactics and machinations of the right wing. That they took a troll like Cernovich seriously in the first place proves they don’t understand.

In the meantime, Cernovich has moved on to trying to destroy the advertising base for Seder’s Majority Report. If you have a minute, let his sponsors know you support him!

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