Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Nostradumbass

Over at Glenn Greenwald's place, Anonymous Liberal has an amazing collection of incredibly wrong predictions from Bill Kristol over the past few years.

Why is this important? For this unprecedented track record of wrongness, Kristol is being rewarded with the plum position of a featured column in Time Magazine.

I guess all the Presidential Medals of Freedom had already been doled out to Tenet, Bremer and the other true American heroes.

10 comments:

Mike said...

Let's not forget, OM, that til they finally got it right by choosing me this year, Time's Man of the Year selections have pretty much been "Heinous Dictator of the Year."

Maybe Time & Bill have this one alllllll worked out.

Norbizness said...

Time Magazine reached its Noah Cross moment last year: "When you award Powerline your Blog of the Year prize, you find that you're capable of... almost anything."

Otto Man said...

Well played, Norb. Upon further review, I'm pretty Bill Kristol is both my mother and my sister.

Smitty said...

Seriously, if I was that wrong about everything all the time, my clients would fire me without blinking.

Maybe I'm just too far down the political ladder.

Mike said...

The key, Smitty, is to make your proncouncements with a breezy self-confidence.

Oh . . . and also to have a famous father who gets you started in the world of punditry.

Or presidency.

Thrillhous said...

Wow, just the first quote from Billy is enough to make you puke.

How long before this guy is yukking it up with the rest of ESPN's Monday Night Football team?

InanimateCarbonRod said...

More and more, I think that punditry -- especially the televised kind -- is being played by some kind of rules I don't understand. It's like reality is football, and pundits analyze it using the rules of cricket.

Otto Man said...

Well said, iRod, and sadly true.

I keep thinking that there's some kind of secret message in Bob Novak's columns or that if I try hard enough, I can suss out some actual news in Wolf Blitzer's commentary. So far, no luck.

Otto Man said...

i just saw James Carville on CNN, and I'm pretty sure he was blinking out and S.O.S. message.

S.W. Anderson said...

Time/CNN corporate empire = Right Wing Noise Machine apparatus.