January 15, 2010

Gee, guess who's upset that Palin has a new Fox News gig?

His name rhymes with "Brandrew Grullivan," he's not getting a link, and he seems to think that this is proof of Roger Ailes setting up a "New Political-Media Party" and orchestrating some kind of "FNC-RNC Hostile Take-Over," all the while failing to recognize that he's writing about himself, in part (with my emphasis):

Ailes' new political-media party is fueled by Beck's integration into the paranoid far right, aided by O'Reilly's fading but still significant grip on ageing Reagan-Democrats, and galvanized by Hannity's nightly unvarnished propaganda and endless demonization of all things not-Republican. But until Ailes found Palin - a figure who instantly short-circuits rational thinking in those who support and oppose her, he had not yet found the sub-rational rallying point.
Um, do we know anybody who fits that description? Bueller? Bueller?
This FNC/RNC merger is another threat to reasoned discourse in public life, because it is a showman's concoction of very powerful emotional elements: resentment, sex, religion, anger.
Aaaaaand...is it just me, or does that sound strikingly similar to the blog of a certain somebody? Emotion, resentment, sex, religion, and anger? The only thing that's missing is amateur gynecology.

He then goes on to describe several positions that Fox News has supposedly taken, including that "Obama wants to ignore the war in order to effect a radical transformation of America into some kind of scary version of France and Waziristan" (um, okay, that must have been during their morning show, which I don't really watch, or from the voices in Andrew's head, which only he can hear) before saying...
I'm not exaggerating. Listen to these maniacs.
Those are Andrew Sullivan's italics. And while it kind of sucks to have to descend to the schoolyard level, I don't think it's inappropriate to say, hey, it takes one to know one, you fucking maniac.

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