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Your Bill Kristol Error Of The Week

In the third sentence of his column today, New York Times “lightning rod conservative” Bill Kristol hilariously calls himself “your diligent columnist.” This, perhaps knowingly, wonderfully set up his weekly error and scandalous cover-up.

From today’s print edition of his column:

NBC’s Andrea Mitchell reported on “Meet the Press” that “the Obama people must feel that he didn’t do quite as well as they might have wanted to in that context. … What they’re putting out privately is that McCain may not have been in the cone of silence and may have had some ability to overhear what the questions were to Obama.”

That’s pretty astonishing, since there seems to be absolutely no basis for the charge.

But oh look, there’s an article in “his” very newspaper today, the New York Times, proving that McCain wasn’t in Jesus’ Silence Cone listening to ABBA, as is his usual Saturday night activity.

Oh brother, it’s time to edit the version online, mmhmm yes it is, throw in some ellipses and shit:

NBC’s Andrea Mitchell reported on “Meet the Press” that “the Obama people must feel that he didn’t do quite as well as they might have wanted to in that context. … What they’re putting out privately is that McCain … may have had some ability to overhear what the questions were to Obama.”

There’s no evidence that McCain had any such advantage.

No correction is listed.

We now know, for a fact, that McCain heard every question beforehand and deviously planned his answers and dumb jokes — because Bill Kristol said he didn’t.

Showdown at Saddleback [NYT]
The Revisionist [HuffPo]

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42 comments

  1. Another DC Lawyer (Again)

    It’s the age old question, what came first? The Douche Bag or the Kristol?

  2. Darehead

    I like having this here “Bill Kristol Error Of The Week” as a regular thangy, but can we use a photo of the other Billy Crystal? My insurance only pays for one eye exam every two years and well, that mug is a little painful. Thank you.

  3. SayItWithWookies

    [re=62173]Darehead[/re]: I know this is an important part of American history, but this is really disturbing. I wish you had chosen another image.

  4. Serolf Divad

    Before it’s all over Kristol’s column will read:

    What they’re putting out privately is that Warren was actually a ventriloquist and it was his voice, not McCain’s that was being heard when McCain’s lips were seen to move. Also, that the Bigfoot corpse is real.

    Which is absurd.

  5. SuperRounder

    It’s nice to know that Billy occasionally pulls his nose away from his asscrack long enough to try to shit someone else. Not at all suprising that he keeps missing though.

  6. SuperRounder

    It’s nice to know that Billy occasionally pulls his nose away from his asscrack long enough to try to shit on someone else. Not at all suprising that he keeps missing though.

  7. SuperRounder

    [re=62189]SuperRounder[/re]: [re=62187]SuperRounder[/re]: It’s ok. I like the taste of crow. If you deep fry it and cover it with chocolate, it only kind of tastes like defeat.

  8. obfuscator

    If Walnuts had advance notice of the “What defines ‘rich’?” question and fucked it that hard, he’s got problems.

  9. GlennBecksTaint

    why the Times continues to allow this limp-wristed debutante to smear his chickenhawk feces into their paper is beyond comprehension.

  10. weirdiowasculpture

    [re=62173]Darehead[/re]: If we’re forced to look at his actual photo, the least Wonkette can do is come up with a seething hate-filled mouseover to go with it.

  11. MargeSimpsonsBlackFriend

    [re=62203]obfuscator[/re]: You are misunderstanding Juan. What he was trying to say is, it doesn’t matter if you can buy groceries or fill your gas tank, as long as you have love!

  12. WhatTheHeck

    [re=62176]Spence[/re]:
    No can do. That would be cruel. Neocons don’t like living ia a silent world.
    They love the sound of bombs exploding, cannons and guns blazing.
    They like to blow shit up.
    Oh, and they like the sound of lies coming off the newsprint.

  13. Canmon (the Inadequate)

    If Obama would just stop losing debates he would not have to come up with any more excuses.

  14. Scooter

    Spellcheck messed up the line “your diligent journalist”. Dele and replace “diligent” with “dildo gent” to restore meaning.

  15. Advocatus_Diaboli

    oh shit, something Billy Kristol said is wrong?!!

    I guess I have to rethink all of my positions.

  16. Mr. Herpes

    Obama won just by showing up. He was never gonna persuade the Bible thumpers to vote for him because he won’t criminalize women who have abortions. So McCain was gonna get the nod by default, because he’d just about say anything now — that he saw Jesus in his waterbucket in the Hanoi Hilton, that God has forgiven him for fucking out on his first wife — whatever. But Obama didn’t dodge the event, made Christian noises, and looked young and earnest. McCain, no matter what, always looks like he’s modeling caskets. And nobody believes anything he says anymore.

  17. Mo MoDo

    We would hate to have his perfect record tainted. Where does he stand on the Georgia invasion so we know what we shouldn’t do?

  18. lawrenceofthedesert

    Obama’s answers were far more Christian and intelligent, but he needs to stop helping McCain sell himself to conservatives. Painting Walnuts as a conservative only helps his cause, blurry as it might be. McCain’s biggest weakness is on the right — successfully question his conservative credentials, and they stay home.

  19. loudmouthredhead

    Of course I ask for this post on Billy and then miss when you guys actually do it :( That will teach me to actually “work” at work.

    Why, oh why, must we pander to these religious nutbars?! What’s next, a Hindu forum? A pagan forum? This country is supposed to keep these things out of the public sphere. I hate how Christians act like they own the place and that it’s their way or nothing gets done…

    Rev. Fatass and his Blazing Saddle (er, Saddleback) cultists (er, parishioners) need to not take themselves so seriously.

  20. loudmouthredhead

    “Revrund, I can name that foreign policy in two words!”
    “OK, here you go: Evil!”
    “Is it…..Defeat it?”
    *crowd goes wild*

    Sorry Barry, nuance be damned!

  21. Garble

    Bill Kristol am bizzaro Cassandra. Him say things that are turn out not so, yet everyone listen him anyway.

  22. Not_So_Much

    [re=62208]weirdiowasculpture[/re]: Agree — especially with the way he’s holding that finger that he clearly just pulled from his(?) ass…

  23. pdiddycornchips

    I wonder why Billy boy chose this subject matter to write about rather than the crisis in Georgia.
    One would think with his robust support for war everywhere for nearly everything, he would be beating the drum for bombing somebody. He seems to really enjoy bombing people to make a geopolitical point. Could it be this adventure in Georgia doesn’t interest him because there are no brown skinned people to bomb this time?

  24. HedonismBot

    WALNUTS was not in his cone of silence because he and Darth Cheney were snuggled up together in a hyperbolic chamber built for two, snacking on placental extractions and receiving transfusions from the blood of the innocent. I hear God answers all questions inside the Jebus Box.

  25. pdiddycornchips

    [re=62288]loudmouthredhead[/re]:

    “Why, oh why, must we pander to these religious nutbars?!”

    Rick Warren is the Diet Coke of religion.

  26. gurukalehuru

    I say they should do a do-over and McCain should be visible within the cone of silence, in HD, with scary music, the whole time Barry is speaking, while Cindy fellates overweight, tattooed bikers on Stage B.

  27. Borat

    well, mccain has closed the deal for me now. he has to be a superhero, he:
    -has ‘special’ or ‘some kind of’ abilities which appear to give him superhuman hearing
    -survived 5 1/2 YEARS! with only buttsecks in the ‘Nam
    -he occasionally gets taken over by the ghosts of squirells (hense walnuts)

    Then again special abilities could be of the special olympics variety

  28. slinkimalinki

    if “lightning rod conservative” means he gets nailed to the top of a building i’m all for it.

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