Thursday, July 14, 2005

Whiny Wanker of the Week

I know, I know, I should just ignore him, but John Stossel gets on my nerves horribly. He is a self-righteous, self-important half-wit, who thinks he's at least a three-quarter wit. All of which would be unremarkable, if not for the fact that other fraction-wits, mostly in the one-quarter to one-third wit range, think he is worthy of attention. For example, a lawyer in Columbia, who probably had some minor degree of intellectual horsepower until he drank the koolaid of Ayn Rand, forwarded this internally inconsistent piece of junk to a listserve of fellow attorneys.

In it, John Stossel tried to argue that liberals don't value a diversity of opinion because he hasn't received enough free publicity for his book from "liberal" media. First off, his book (which won't get a link here, because of the probably unjustified fear that someone who reads this site would actually, God-forbid, buy the work of this slimy cheat), includes a sub-title of "How I Exposed Hucksters, Cheats, and Scam Artists and Became the Scourge of the Liberal Media...".

Look, Stossel, you are nobody's scourge. To be a scourge, you have to be important. You're like some Republican idiot who puts a yellow ribbon on his car and thinks he's the scourge of the Taliban. Get over yourself.

Regardless, though, this "ignored" "scourge" wound up appearing on Air America's "Morning Sedition". And on Al Franken's show. And on Alan Colmes' show. And on Larry King's show ("but not on the weekend," he snivels). And Robert Redford flew him out to Sundance. That's a lot of free publicity for a guy who has been caught time and time again lying and twisting his way for a little attention. And he admits all this undeserved attention in the very column where he's whining that the left doesn't pay enough attention to him.

Oh, by the way, this posting makes me the scourge of bogus pseudo-journalists who mislead their audience. If I'm not instantly in the national spotlight, it will be proof that the conservative media are afraid of me.

2 Comments:

Blogger MrDoggity said...

Absolutely brilliant! As a rule, I consider articles by and about JS a waste of perfectly good bandwidth, but yours is the rare exception that proves the rule.

7/14/2005 9:03 AM  
Anonymous Andrea said...

JS drives me crazy. I just can't stand him.

Great post!

7/15/2005 9:30 AM  

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