17 September 2009

The Pin Up Girl For Aging Academic Elites

"Dowd [Maureen] faces a new information age in which readers continue to turn their backs on her and her employer of 26 years, leaving a shrinking readership of aging elites from academia, politics and media. Her readers are disappearing -- and that's even before the Obama death panels for seniors kick in. The result: she has become increasingly angry and increasingly shrill. The old gray mare ain't what she used to be . . . All southerners are racist, as sure as the day is long and NASCAR spectators have three thumbs."

And . . .

"Dowd is point man -- uh, woman -- for the nation's elite, a red-haired (carefully applied to the gray in the George Salon at the Four Seasons, the coloring salon of choice for the youthful beauties of her elite beltway set, such as Madeline Albright and Chris Matthews) Cerberus guarding the grandee gates. Family, wealth, friendship, school, and lifestyle. You either have it or you don't, which is why Dowd so despises the latest gatecrasher, Sarah Palin."

Dowd is irrelevant - and has been for quite a while.

Read the rest at the American Thinker.

15 comments:

Billy Yank said...

It this SOP for those who disagree with the other side? To attack their personal appearence? Mark Levin, of the radio show by the same name...calls himself "The Great One" ripped on Dowd the other night for the same article and his main point was not what she said, but how she dressed...kept saying she dressed like a hooker! Seem to me that you and the author are carrying the same torch!

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

In the first place, this writer did not "attack" her personal appearance, he just described it. Readers can draw their own conclusion. (What's Levin got to do with the post. Stay on topic, please.)

You're obfuscating. Dowd lies through her teeth and throws out the worn out charge of racism and all you can do is attack the messenger?

Weak, Billy, very weak.

(And, though Wilson's act was, in my view, embarrassing and uncalled for in that setting, the fact is the President was either lying or is grossly misinformed.)

jacksonianlawyer said...

It's funny, about a week or so ago I posted an article on my own blog about Rep. Wilson and the absurdity of Maureen Dowd imparting the use of the word "boy" to Rep. Wilson's now infamous commentary. Such lunacy on Ms. Dowd's part is hardly worthy of a response, except that I pointed how increasingly irrelevant she has become, still clinging to a 10 year-old pulitzer.

Great minds indeed...

And B.Y. - it is "SOP" for you statists to attack messengers rather than to attempt to, even blithely, address the substance of the message. Once again, you have pounded on the haggard drum of the left; still attacking those who point out what is so patently obvious and those who comment upon the irrelevance of that to which you statists so desperately cling - the days of long ago, when folks actually considered the "media" relevant and worthwhile. Welcome to the "information" age - until The One seizes control of the internet, it will continue to prove your undoing...above and beyond that demise which you are all, so proficiently, inflicting upon yourselves. Carry on...by all means...

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

JL:

Precisely.

Billy Yank said...

Attacking the messenger? The messengers message is flawed. The president did not lie...as the house bill would not extend healthcare to illegals. Plus old Joe "you lie" Wilson has previously voted to extend some healthcare to illegals.

The author wrongly mentions death panels...any thinking human knows this a right wingnut fantasy and then he says the predient lied...not true.

The rest of the article is then a simple screed against Ms. Dowd, not what she said about Joe Wilson.

He mentions more about her eyes than what she said about Wilson and why.

Now this is messenger bashing. Liberty University...this is the Jerry Falwell place right....nuff said!!!

Billy Yank

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Billy:

I appreciate you taking the time to respond, but I'm not going to debate the left's attempt to further socialize our medicine and compound the problems caused by the govt. in the first place. 56% of Americans are opposed to "healthcare reform" as currently being discussed.

The President at best misled, at worst, lied. That's been documented by non-partisan Factcheck.org. Believe what you want.

"Now this is messenger bashing. Liberty University...this is the Jerry Falwell place right....nuff said!!!"

Are you negating someone's opinion simply because they teach at a Christian University?

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

BTW - Jerry Falwell passed away a couple of years ago and George Bush is no longer President. Time for you folks on the left to move on.

Billy Yank said...

Obama was correct when he said his plan wouldn’t insure illegal immigrants; the House bill expressly forbids giving subsidies to those who are in the country illegally. Conservative critics complain that the bill lacks an enforcement mechanism, but that hardly makes the president a liar.


From Factcheck.org

I am not negating someones opinion because they teach or work for a christian school...I am saying that I question the schools founders beliefs...didn't Falwell make comments to the effect that we deserved the attacks on 9-11?

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

BY:

No, he was not correct. The Courts have already ruled that govt. healthcare cannot be withheld from illegals. It's a back door and Obama knows its there. Besides, he's now calling for amnesty for all illegals, so what's the difference?

No, you're confusing him with Obama's Pastor, Jeremiah Wright who said:

"America's chickens have come home to roost."

Wrong church, wrong pew.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

PS:

Wilson said "you lie" not, "you're a liar." There is a difference. Regarding the "liar" charge, you may be confusing the Wilson emotional outburst with Senator Reid's more calculated insult:

Transcript for Dec. 5 - Meet the Press- msnbc.com

MR. RUSSERT: When the president talked about Yucca Mountain and moving the nation’s nuclear waste there, you were very, very, very strong in your words. You said, “President Bush is a liar. He betrayed Nevada and he betrayed the country.”

Is that rhetoric appropriate?

SEN. REID: I don’t know if that rhetoric is appropriate. That’s how I feel, and that’s how I felt.

…And people may not like what I said, but I said it, and I don’t back off one bit.

BTW, Wilson apologized, Reid never did.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

The government will be empowered to ration care, denying life-saving procedures. That may just be a "rightwing nut fantasy" in your "leftwing nut world", but, in practice, that is exactly what will happen. It's already happened in Oregon.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

BY:

Your last comment was rejected. Jerry Falwell is deceased and your comment had nothing to do with the post. It was a distraction and off topic. Attacking the messenger because he teaches at Liberty University may be acceptable at Moveon.org, but it is not acceptable here.

Billy Yank said...

I was only pointing out that it was Falwell too that commented on the causes of 9-11, not just Rev. Wright.

So much for free speech...

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

I understand Billy. But, as benevolent dictator here at the OVB, I curtailed your right. Though we disagree, I do appreciate you visiting and taking the time to comment. Have a great weekend.

Best,
RGW

Anonymous said...

Not only is it shocking that one would accuse those who don't want expensive, inefficient, rationing public healthcare of racism, but also how coordinated the unabashed left became in relaying this straw man argument throughout all media channels. From TV to newspapers to blogs to former presidents, the left all amplified this message in the same week, which reveals the level of their scary partnership.

At least we have people like you Richard who utilize the Internet to present some rational sanity among our divided political world. The people will find a way to get the truth out.