Saturday, January 20, 2007

Loathe and Behold

Thanks to TPM, I discovered the magic of The Beast's 50 Most Loathsome People in America.

To take just one example from the middle of the pack:
24. Glenn Beck

Charges: If the dumbing down of political commentary continues along this trajectory, the next pundit to make the grade will be a hyena. Even the leather-winged shouting heads at Fox News look like intellectual giants next to this bleating, benighted Cassandra. It’s like someone found a manic, doom-prophesying hobo in a sandwich board, shaved him, shot him full of Zoloft and gave him a show. What makes Beck special, aside from appearing to have derived his entire geopolitical outlook from a five-minute segment about Iran on "The 700 Club," is the folksy "golly gee" manner in which he accuses his guests of collaborating with terrorists. At least Hannity and O’Reilly have the decency to act like bellicose pricks when they’re engaging in breathtaking cheap shots.

Exhibit A: "When I see a 9/11 victim family on television, or whatever, I’m just like, ‘Oh shut up!’ I’m so sick of them because they’re always complaining."

Sentence: Stripped bare, trussed like a turkey and airdropped into Waziristan with an apple in his mouth and an American flag in his ass.
Take a look at the whole list. Just be sure you're not drinking anything when you get to Ann Coulter.

4 comments:

Mike said...

Damn, that was some goooooooooood stuff. Scathing & hilarious.

S.W. Anderson said...

That sentence would be the perfect denouement for Beck. He's another "gift" from the programming genius who fills the night by running and rerunning his real big discovery, Anderson Cooper, and Larry King. (Damn, I wish I could think of the guy's name.)

Anyway, I'd like to see Mr. Genius CNN Programmer be field-dressed the same way and get the same sendoff as Beck.

Thrillhous said...

Lordy, that McCain picture is going to give me nightmares.

Mr Furious said...

Fucking brilliant!

Ken Lay's sentence was the highlight for me.