By referring to Bob Burnett as both a "moonbat" and a "buffoon," and never using his name, even when quoting him, Malkin did the one thing that seems to irritate liberals the most: name calling!
Bob Burnett is neither a moonbat nor is he a buffoon. He is a respected writer and technocrat, and one of the founders of Cisco Systems. Malkin actually knows all that.
But, any serious reader of Malkin (who doesn't just grab a few quotes entirely out of context), knows these cutsie names like moonbat are her form of satire. They are hardly serious and certainly not hateful.
Certainly Malkin does have a serious point to make about Burnett's essay. LINK TO BENNETS ESSAY: CLICK HERE
Burnett's views, if actually put into action, might actually endanger peoples lives and perhaps even the endanger the future of this country. And Burnett's stated objectives are about as stupid as anything I've read recently.
Malkin is satirical and often sarcastic. She is frequently funny. She is amazingly insightful. And she is always worth reading.
I bring all this up only because earlier this week I was looking really hard for some funny, satirical or sarcastic liberal comments. They are really hard to find. Liberals seems terribly serious.
Instead, you find their writings are really venom filled. The hatred pours from nearly every line. The Huffington Post itself is a boiling pot. But rarely is it funny.
Here is quote from an essay today by Tom Gilroy (the emphasis is mine). LINK TO GLIROY'S ESSAY: CLICK HERE
Tom Gilroy wrote:
Or so the story goes, if you listen to Karl Rove, Robert Novak, Peggy Noonan and the other shit-spinners who learned their chops at the feet of Reagan/Bush PR wunderkind Lee Atwater, a vicious mudslinging thug who died young of a brain tumor and renounced his scurrilous tactics on his deathbed---tactics that have made Karl Rove a household name.
It was easy to look away from inconvenient historical facts of Christianity like the Inquisition, the Crusades, or the pedophilia of the priesthood when you could still see true people of faith marching for civil rights, working in soup kitchens, or bearing witness in Nicaragua as the Reagan-funded militias gunned down families of peasants.
But 'The Great Awakening' now brings us faith-based leaders promoting torture and war, who lie to us on a daily basis, and violate our constitutionally guaranteed rights.
HuffPo is also a must read. It is also insightful, provocative and informative. I read HuffPo everyday. It's just not funny (at least not often).
Thank goodness the liberals do have Al Franken and Steven Colbert (who used satire to great benefit last week at the Presidential Correspondent's Dinner).
So I'll leave it to you. Moonbats or Vicious Thugs? Buffoons or shit-spinners?
Those on the left feel that Malkin (and her fellow conservative commentators) call names and spew hate.
And those on the right feel Huffington and company call names and spew hate.
And neither side can see the truth.........