Drooling on the Pillow

Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Nitwits to the Left of Me, Nitwits to the Right of Me 

I'm actually looking forward to the launching of Air America, Al Franken's attempt to give voice to the disenfranchised liberal voice here in Mordor. Not that I expect I'll listen to it any more than I listen to Rush Limbaugh, but the fuss is guaranteed to be diverting. An article about it in the NYT today quotes Janeane Garofalo thusly:

"It's not like we're here to say we're going to be as nasty as right-wingers," Ms. Garofalo said in an interview. "On the left, traditionally, you've got a nicer type of person. You've got a person who is more willing to engage in conversations that have context and nuance, who tend to have more educable minds."


There's something charming about people who proclaim from the pages of the New York Times that right wingers control the public fora and who pause for a moment from a "Chimp/Drunk/Hitler" characterization of the President to remark on the nastiness of their opposition. These people need to get out more. Once they hit the world of ratings they'll have every opportunity to show how educable they are. I wish them all the best. Right wing talk radio has gotten very very old. I hope that Air America will come up with some new wheezes for the foam-flecked microphone.
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