Jeff Poor — a surname undoubtedly derived from the moral authority of his soul — suddenly draws himself into high dudgeon over a satirist’s comments this weekend. SHOCK! SHAME! OHMYGOSH!
Jeff Poor / The Daily Caller:
Low-brow: Bill Maher says Sarah Palin is a ‘dumb twat’ — One might think paying for HBO as a premium cable channel would entitle subscribers to high-quality entertainment selections. But for an hour Friday night, viewers were treated to a little misogynistic locker room humor with the channel’s “Real Time with Bill Maher.”
Let’s see how long it takes to find out whether he is against misogyny in general, or only against misogyny directed at those with whom he ‘agrees.’
Not long. From Fishbowl DC, on March 10:
Scribe has faraway hots for Walsh
“I like to pretend Joan Walsh was hot once upon a time.” — The Daily Caller‘s Jeff Poor in a Wednesday tweet regarding Salon‘s Editor-at-Large Joan Walsh who often appears on MSNBC’s “Hardball” with Chris Matthews.
That was kind of like shooting fish in a barrel, wasn’t it? (OK: a bowl.)
Seriously, I barely even had to make an effort. I’m sure there are more egregious examples, but charges of hypocrisy only sting when the hypocrite has either a) a conscience or b) a soul.
A ‘Poor’ excuse for
a “moral authority’
but a self-proclaimed
‘expert’ on who’s ‘hot’
Further commentary would be lost on poor Poor, so I’ll just leave it here, so that he can do his “hooked on phonics” reading of all the big words.
And, just for the record, without taking a position on Palin, Poor is certainly a twat.
I think he’s pretty well established that.
Note that the Usual Suspects jump on this doing their monkey-see, monkey-do MEETOO! faux-outrage number, even though they have no problem with the ongoing delegitimization of the President of the United States. (Some sense of “civility” eh?)
ZIP / Weasel Zippers: Classy: Unhinged Lefty Bill Maher Calls Sarah Palin a “Dumb Twat”…
Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org blogs: Bill Maher Calls Sarah Palin A ‘Dumb [Vagina]’
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air: Video: Maher goes for the jugular crotch on Palin
It should be noted that Noel Sheppard, in addition to being so fug-ugly that he makes Jeff Poor look like Tyra Banks or Heidi Klum by comparison, is a fellow staffer at Brent Bozell’s horrifically misnamed “Newsbusters.”
Sheppard – the best ‘official’
photo Newsbusters could
come up with.
And that “civility” is a term useful to them only a a means of masking another stream of invective, epithets, slurs and feces-tossing, and not because any of them have ever evinced the slightest evidence of comprehension as to what “civility” actually might be. It’s just another name to call.
Predictably, the usual ”civil” Eloi will undoubtedly jump on the “Bill Maher, you’re so MEAN” bandwagon without ever once calling out the Poor Sheppards of the Reicht.
Maher will ignore all of the above, as usual.
Because, while there is undoubtedly a joke somewhere in the notion that the most foul-mouthed, hateful and physically ugly creeps and hired poison-pen thugs (Poor and Sheppard get paid to do this crap) in American history continue their corrosive destruction of all civility, polity, compromise and the fundamental tolerance that democracy/republic requires, there seems nobody left who would get that joke.