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TPM’s excited about this clip, claiming that Salon’s Joan Walsh lays a “smackdown” on Christopher Hitchens… we don’t really see that? It’s just the drunk anger troll pissing off the nice lady. Ha ha, it is amazing how much Christopher Hitchens hates the Clintons. He hates them more than Andrew Sullivan does. Here’s the full clip, in which Christopher Hitchens mentions at least 500 other foreign business ties of the Clintons, and Joan Walsh occasionally chimes in to say “Christopher how could you say that!” [TPM, MSNBC]

  • actor212

    England used to have a set of balls, but then Sully and Hitchy moved here…which did neither England or the pair any good.

  • norbizness

    I usually ask “Chris, how could you drink that?”

  • 4tehlulz

    This post automatically wins for George Galloway tag.

  • FMA

    Joan Walsh says she’s had drinks with Hitchens.
    And survived.
    She deserves some credit for that.

  • 4tehlulz

    Derp, I meant his quote.

  • freakishlystrong

    [re=189265]4tehlulz[/re]: I think “drink-soaked former trotskyist popinjays” kinda rocks though..

  • Juan McMaverick

    “Smackdown”? Is that what they are calling over at Salon?
    Here, they just call a “Hand-Job” a “Hand-Job”.

  • Bjorn

    I dislike that Hitchens. His ‘fighting words’ column on Slate is a bunch of bloated hogwash.

  • Serolf Divad

    Getting Hitchens going on the subject of the Clintons is like getting a your nutcase survivalist uncle going on about the “New World Order.”

    By the way, I watched the whole interview and my favorite part (not shown here, I think) is when Walsh refers to Clinton haters (and by extension Hitchens himself) as “eccentric” (read: crazy and unbalanced).

  • Heywood Floyd

    I want to hear more about Hitch plying Joan with whiskey sours at these soirees she can’t seem to let go of.

  • randomsausage

    A bot off topic I know…but the only reason The Hitch wanted to invade Iraq is so that compliant young Mohammadans could service him….like they dis Joe Orton in Morocco.

  • AngryBlakGuy

    …did Hillary Clinton dump him for Bill or something?!

  • AngryBlakGuy

    [re=189298]AngryBlakGuy[/re]: …or maybe she made fun of the size of his penis after sex or something?!

  • ManchuCandidate

    Can someone fuck Hitches? Please? Ashley, will you take one for the team?

  • gurukalehuru

    That was not a smackdown, that was if anything the reverse, that is to say, I think our smarmy British friend got the better of the exchange.
    However, he loses points for being so befuddled by drink that even after young Ms. Walsh slept over, he couldn’t remember her 1st name, and had quite possibly forgotten the incident entirely.

  • jagorev

    [re=189256]actor212[/re]: By crossing the pond, I think Sully and Hitch improved the average IQ in both the US and Olde Blighty.

  • shanemcgowan

    What a tool.

  • jagorev

    [re=189301]ManchuCandidate[/re]: Ashley Todd or Ashley Dupre? I think Hitchens would prefer the Todd.

  • Lascauxcaveman

    [re=189282]Bjorn[/re]: Isn’t that what you’d expect from a bloated hog?

  • actor212

    [re=189303]jagorev[/re]: Sadly, you may be right, if you exclude any state that ends in a consonant.

    And I include California.

  • Ted Perino

    Hitchens’ ties (at least the ones in Scotland which begin with the first letter of the alphabet) include: Aberfeldy, Aberlour, Allt-á-Bhainne, Ardbeg, Ardmore, Arran, Auchentoshan, Auchroisk, and Aultmore. After that, he might stumble through Glenfiddich, Cardu, and into The Macallan.

  • TGY

    [re=189316]Lascauxcaveman[/re]: It was the waterboarding. He kind of expanded. I’m sure there’s some water loss technique that might help him.

  • Serolf Divad

    he loses points for being so befuddled by drink that even after young Ms. Walsh slept over, he couldn’t remember her 1st name

    We’ve had drinks together at your house = “We had sex that one time before you became so repulsive that the very thought of sex with you makes me puke a little in my mouth.”

  • 4tehlulz

    [re=189301]ManchuCandidate[/re]: The only woman Hitchens wants to fuck is the St. Pauli Girl, or maybe he’ll go gay for Captain Morgan.

  • Bypartizoa

    It all goes back to Vince Foster’s suicide which was instigated by the Clintons, space aliens and the Proctor and Gamble corporation as a way to finally get the ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT that the Freemasons and Sasquatches have been dreaming of. But, then again, what does Hillary REALLY want?

  • ProfessorJukes

    [re=189302]gurukalehuru[/re]: Sorry. When you come off as both “smarmy” and “British”, you automatically lose. Although I think you’re right… Joan’s just letting him know “You never called, but I was expecting that considering your evening of inadequacy. Like trying to shoot pool with a rope, eh?”

    I saw this live – I thought Hitch just looked like a hateful arrogant gasbag.

  • SlouchingTowardsWasilla

    [re=189301]ManchuCandidate[/re]: Have you heard the term “whiskey dick?”

  • Beer4Prez

    Chris M. is way off with this left-right BS. The BUSH Admin wasn’t “RIGHT” it was MAJOR FAIL, Obama will be LESS FAIL. That is the correct distinction Chris M.

  • P.T.T.

    [re=189345]ProfessorJukes[/re]: I have to say I love that hateful arrogant gasbag. When asked for his “Axis of Evil” he said “Christianity, Judaism, Islam.” But back to Miss Walsh. I think that “I’ve had drinks at your house” bit was ridiculous. Why is this crap on TV anyway? Who cares?

  • Yaybuls

    One….One….Name One.


  • nurple

    And the color of that blouse? I’ve seen northeast swells in the Bay of Labrador warmer than that color.

  • KilgoreTrout_XL

    Well if this is what happens when you “administer a smackdown”, then I guess I “administered a smackdown” to that guy who stole my wallet and then beat the shit out of me last weekend.

  • angrymommy

    maybe ashley dupre will play the choking game with him and something will go horribly wrong…

  • marioninnyc

    ok. we all love to laugh at the crazy as a koot town drunk, but what if, just maybe, this time, it isn’t like the Iraq war and he actually has a point and maybe we shouldn’t just say that the great Obama must know what he’s doing even if the rest of us don’t get it. Maybe we should be looking at Bill’s funders and Hil’s lack of any real foreign policy expertise or hoping that congress does.

  • populucious

    Sometimes I think Hitchens confuses the Clintons with the DT induced gremlins which are CRAWLING ON HIM RIGHT NOW!

  • Neilist

    “We’ve had drinks together” + “I’ve had dinner at your house” = “I sodomized you with your plaster model of Queen Mary, you annoying gin-soaked git.”

  • zhubajie

    Why does anyone take Hitchens seriously?

    Zhu Bajie

  • anabellum

    smack down?….i call this a very sad party….like the kind where you slit your throat afterwards…

  • O’Rourke


    Ah, fuck it. Not worth it anymore.

  • Cord


    We could look, but maybe Hillary does have some foreign policy expertise and maybe Bill’s funders are no different then Biden’s MNBA funders, or Obama’s oil funders, or Dianne Feinstein’s funders, or Charlie Rangel’s funders for that matter.

  • skroocap

    Look at Ms. Walsh on Hardball on the day of (or just after) the So. Carolina primary. She said Barry was now the black candidate. She loves her some Clinton.

  • Pizzuti

    I think the most important thing they want us to remember is, Joan Walsh had dinner at Christopher Hitchens’ house.

  • bitchincamaro

    She played a mean solo on “Rocky Mountain High”, though.

  • bitchincamaro

    [re=189666]bitchincamaro[/re]: Rocky Mountain Way


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