Posts Tagged ‘andrew sullivan’

At least according to Dan Riehl at Riehl world view who recalls an old Sullivan Post per election concerning Barack Obama:

On October 27, 2008, Andrew Sullivan posted: The Top Ten Reasons Conservatives Should Vote For Obama. Given all this playing out today, I thought I’d go back and have a look.

It’s high comedy but let me explain something. It’s my opinion Sullivan’s turn on Bush had everything to do with Bush’s position on Gay Marriage, it was after that point where Sullivan really started changing his tune and it was the (likely correct) belief that Obama was paying lip service to actual marriage during the campaign that made the difference in the other direction.

But as Glenn Reynolds points out the rubes are self identifying, but never fear. As soon a there is an actual Republican challenger to Obama all of our friends on the left who are beating their breasts today will support him, Mendoza line or no.

Update: Stacy Links and comments seem to agree with my Sullivan assessment, Oh and BTW the Mendoza line is a baseball term referring to hitting .200.

The Daily Beast gets Andrew Sullivan

Posted: March 1, 2011 by datechguy in media
Tags: ,

Meaning that they get to own trig trutherism.

…with part of his conclusion here:

One expects such chiseling dishonesty from Sullivan, and such impishness from McCain (and, of course, both are trolling for links), but apparently Sullivan’s readers are harder to fool than you might think.

Although McCain is indeed trolling for links successfully I might add (who has apologized stating he had no intention of misrepresenting Glenn’s position) I think we must conclude that Sullivan’s readers are in fact easy to fool as evidenced that they are still reading Sullivan.

Of course Glenn was speaking comparatively to expectations so that is grading on a curve.

He is also slightly off on his Malkin Award statement, it is not because Michelle Malkin is a republican (Joe Scarborough is a republican) but she is a Conservative Republican of Color who appears on Fox news and is effective.

The only higher crime in the eyes of a Sullivan or a Johnson is having a last name rhyming with “mailin”.

Who knew that Sullivan’s Syndrome might have a positive side effect:

If you want to know why the allegedly liberal media didn’t touch – and still won’t touch – this story, look no further. It has nothing to do with the facts, and everything to do with their politics. Notice the core modus operandi of the political operative, not the journalist. When dealing with a story: first ask yourself not if it is true but whether the outcome benefits your side. Second, write things in defense of this that you cannot possibly know. Palin a “wonderful mother”? How on earth did Klein know that?

I’m reminded of the line from Screwtape XIII where Screwtape comments that a “patient” is: “defended from strong temptations to social ambition by a still stronger taste for tripe and onions” His trig trutherism is such a deeply held belief that it removes the blinders from his eyes to the dangerous of journolist and the lies therin one more quote:

This is your liberal media, ladies and gentlemen: totally partisan, interested in the truth only if it advances their agenda, and devoid of any balls whatsoever.

His Palin derangement comes through in the next lines blinding to the fact that of course the press would have the willingness to attack Palin in 2012 just not with Trig Trutherism. I will say this for him: He was honest enough in his delusion to openly admit it and fight for it, not so others.

Via Sissywillis on Twitter

Top memeorandum thread here.

How Ironic is it that Sullivan’s trig trutherism might be the thing that forces the journolist into the MSM? I know the Lord works in mysterious ways but this takes the cake.

Update: Who the **** is Leo La-Port?

Update 2: Ok that name I recognize. All you need to make news is a fedora and a trenchcoat to sit on.