PARODIES  12:44 pm June 24, 2008

Somebody’s Hatin’ On Joan Walsh

by Sara K. Smith

Poor Joan.Oh hey peoples do you read the Internet magazine called Salon? ‘Cause we don’t, except for Heather Havrilesky’s teevee column sometimes! Anyway if you do, and if you were outraged by its middle-aged female editor’s curious support for a middle-aged female presidential candidate, check out this parody site, which might actually make sense to you. [Salon.com: A Parody]

 

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{ 24 comments }

tunamelt June 24, 2008 at 12:52 pm

It’s not a Salon parody unless I have to click through a really long ad to get to it.

4tehlulz June 24, 2008 at 12:58 pm

Epic fail.

jjgittes June 24, 2008 at 12:59 pm

Also not a Salon parody unless there’s some daily dose of liberal outrage, even about things that shouldn’t normally inspire liberal outrage.

ronaldpagan June 24, 2008 at 1:02 pm

[re=23293]jjgittes[/re]: “The Homophobic World of Gardening”

graceless June 24, 2008 at 1:06 pm

MEH.

superfecta June 24, 2008 at 1:07 pm

Ironically enough, a female-targeted dot-com I worked for back in the day got totally slammed by Salon for being aimed at stupid women (which was not how it started out, but was pretty much on target by the time of their little review). Hmm…

Tits_LaRue June 24, 2008 at 1:10 pm

[re=23288]tunamelt[/re]: FTW

ronaldpagan June 24, 2008 at 1:12 pm

So much work put into a one-note joke. Why don’t they just do what the rest of us do and ignore Salon?

AnnieGetYourFun June 24, 2008 at 1:15 pm

[re=23288]tunamelt[/re]: Zing!

I guess SOMEONE doesn’t have a premium membership.

[re=23309]ronaldpagan[/re]: Totes. I can’t believe I actually used to read that crap. I was so devoted after 9/11; was some of the only decent news coverage I could find. These days – meh.

graceless June 24, 2008 at 1:17 pm

[re=23309]ronaldpagan[/re]: Because Salon WON’T BE IGNORED.

freakishlystrong June 24, 2008 at 1:24 pm

The tags kinda say it all…

1974 (again) June 24, 2008 at 1:29 pm

So wait, Salon is not a parody site to begin with? Huh. Thanks for the tip!

Advocatus_Diaboli June 24, 2008 at 1:35 pm

Joan Walsh is the editor of Salon? I’ve been a premium member for years and never noticed. I guess that’s because I mistakenly clicked on one of her screeds a few years back, figured they had the summer intern write up something to meet a deadline, and never gave her byline a second look.

Salon’s really only good for three things: Greenwald, Tomorrow and Boelling.

ronaldpagan June 24, 2008 at 1:46 pm

[re=23310]AnnieGetYourFun[/re]: Yeah, we all did some things we regretted, back at the turn of the millennium when no mainstream news source would admit Bush was evil.

[re=23336]Advocatus_Diaboli[/re]: I also like the comics. “Gas is cheap, and it will be ever thus” made my sister and me laugh for a ridiculously long time.

Neilist June 24, 2008 at 1:51 pm

Clapclapclap.

Credit where credit is due, folks. It may have been too much of an inside joke, but it was very well done regardless.

FunkyPalmettoBug June 24, 2008 at 1:59 pm

Sheeeeeeetttt. She’s going to cry on Chris Matthews’ shoulder on HardYell tonight, isn’t she?

leonT June 24, 2008 at 2:01 pm

i will never be a member of any site that demands that i give money to it. that is just silly. soon they will be having pledge drives, these goofs.

vicuna June 24, 2008 at 2:02 pm

I read the Cary Tennis agony column, so I can revel in other people’s agony. Savage Love on The Onion is better though, since it’s about pervs.

jjgittes June 24, 2008 at 2:30 pm

[re=23298]ronaldpagan[/re]:

Or nested liberal outrage designed to make you implode, such as:

NOT SO FAST, ENVIRONMENTALIST
Organic foods? Or reduced carbon footprint? MORE >>

I smell a Salon headline generator on the wind…

ThreeFingersNeat June 24, 2008 at 2:34 pm

It took forever to load, so I thought it was the real Salon until I saw the blogspot url.

More Muslim Than Obama was pretty funny though.

hazmaq June 24, 2008 at 2:45 pm

Joan was exactly as big of a whiny sexist blubbering old bitch as Hillary Rosen, and that’s exactly why, in the true spirit of Democracy, -and because I’m a bigger bitch who hates whiners – I dumped both Salon and Huffington Post.

I noticed almost instantly the new odor at Huffington, when Rosen took over (just in time to prepare for the Clinton/California Latino orgy/race war) – completely putting a negative spin to any Obama press. And she still does that effectively over at CNN.

Salon’s very Editors slammed me personally when I expressed some serious alarm about Obama’s safety in a Salon post, at a June 4th comment to MSNBC by Rep. Crowley, a Jewish New York Democratic Congressman, who said .. “Obama seems to have enough delegates ..but anything can happen between now and August.”
I expressed outrage at that. Salon Editors gave a whacko AIPAC’er a ironic gold star — who attacked my concerns as an anti-Semitic troll.

This shiksa takes no shitsa – from anyone.

hazmaq June 24, 2008 at 2:49 pm

Joan was exactly as big of a whiny sexist blubbering old bitch as Hillary Rosen, and that’s exactly why, in the true spirit of Democracy, -and because I’m a bigger bitch who hates whiners – I dumped both Salon and Huffington Post.

I noticed almost instantly the new odor at Huffington, when Rosen took over (just in time to prepare for the Clinton/California Latino orgy/race war) – completely putting a negative spin to any Obama press. And she still does that effectively over at CNN.

Salon’s very Editors slammed me personally when I expressed some serious alarm about Obama’s safety in a Salon post, at a June 4th comment to MSNBC by Rep. Crowley, a Jewish New York Democratic Congressman, who said .. “Obama seems to have enough delegates ..but anything can happen between now and August.”
I expressed outrage at that. Salon Editors gave a whacko A*I*PAC’er a ironic gold star — who attacked my concerns as an anti-Semitic troll.

This shiksa takes no shitsa – from anyone, .. except my shih-tsu.

trai_dep June 25, 2008 at 2:51 am

[re=23310]AnnieGetYourFun[/re]: That’s purely Jane Walsh’s fault. I was one of the first subscribers when they made their plea when they originally faced going under. I quit once they got precious (instead of earnest) and Walsh’s poor handling of Debbie Nathan’s coverage on a NYT reporter who wrote about online child prostitution. By writing, I mean “surreptitiously gave thousands of dollars under the table to a male prostitute so that the pro could continue his underaged male porn site”.
Nathan frowned on that, and the reporter’s (Kurt Eichenwald) coverage of porn. He and the NYT wrote threatening emails to Salon over Nathan’s article and Walsh folded: abject apology, retraction, throwing the article/comments into a black hole.
Of course, months later, it came out that Nathan was correct, Walsh was wrong and Eichenwald had novel uses for an expense account. Never an apology, never a correction. They buried the story even after the NYT reporter was exposed. Really unprofessional (Salon; the young man/porn entrepreneur was all pro).
Sorry if this is a bit long, but your post sparked memories of how good Salon was, and how far it’s fallen. Except for Ask The Pilot and Tom Tomorrow, there’s nothing there.

regisgoat June 25, 2008 at 6:14 am

No sir, I don’t read it. And I live in the Bay Area, too. Plus, where are the movie critic parodies in this Salon parody?

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