BUZZKILLS  5:19 pm December 18, 2008

Best Leftist Protest Idea Ever: Throw Shoes At Dana Milbank

by Jim Newell

The Code Pink liberals held their “throw shoes at Bush” reenactment yesterday, yay. A small but dedicated crowd went and threw shoes at a plaster Bush zombie. But then something far worse appeared, from the “neo-liberal” Washington Post newspaper: DANA MILBANK, with a cameraman, reporting on the fun for his next grating “local color” column. It’s hard to express how smug Dana Milbank is in this video, even by his standards. Don’t torture yourself! Just skip to the end when the Pinks start throwing shoes at Milbank instead, until he starts whining. [More protest videos at Nikolas Schiller's]


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shortsshortsshorts December 18, 2008 at 5:27 pm

Everything Code Pink touches, is destroyed.

Freja December 18, 2008 at 5:33 pm

Was Dick Morris there?

shortsshortsshorts December 18, 2008 at 5:33 pm

And we can blame Trig for that, too.

Lionel Hutz Esq. December 18, 2008 at 5:33 pm

Finally, common ground between Islam and the West.

Thank you Obama!

drrty martini December 18, 2008 at 5:37 pm

[re=202540]shortsshortsshorts[/re]: This is true: they drove dreamy Adam Kokesh into the arms of Ron Paul.

SayItWithWookies December 18, 2008 at 5:39 pm

What’s wrong? I thought he was the perfect person to cover such a lame and half-assed demonstration.

Darehead December 18, 2008 at 5:52 pm

If the shoe hits, air it.

Keram2 December 18, 2008 at 5:53 pm

OH GAWWWD. That video. So painful.

Beef Supreme December 18, 2008 at 5:56 pm

Isn’t that a waste of a perfectly good pair of shoes? Do they even try to get their shoes back? Why on earth would anybody just want to throw away their shoes? Sometimes I have an old pair of shoes, with holes in it, and I think I should throw them away, but I usually hang on to them, because old shoes are the most comfortable. Maybe next time I can throw them at someone. I’m Andy Rooney.

johnbpt December 18, 2008 at 5:57 pm

Smug doesn’t begin to describe it. Couldn’t they have pelted Milbank with large rocks or something on fire?

Delicious December 18, 2008 at 6:01 pm

The perfect *kicker* would be Fred Armisen showing up as Gov. Paterson and throwing some shoes at that little girl.

DemmeFatale December 18, 2008 at 6:01 pm

And the “Bag of Salty Dicks Award” goes to…

shortsshortsshorts December 18, 2008 at 6:05 pm

[re=202575]DemmeFatale[/re]: Trig.

MedianHater December 18, 2008 at 6:22 pm

[re=202555]drrty martini[/re]: WHOA HOLD UP… What happened to Kokesh? He’s a paultard now? Where’s your proof? WHY!?! WHY!?1 WHY1?!

Palin Comparison December 18, 2008 at 6:30 pm

[re=202570]Beef Supreme[/re]:

OK, I actually laughed out loud at that. So, thanks?

Scandalabra December 18, 2008 at 6:41 pm

I never realized what a dripping douche nozzle Dana really was until now.

thefrontpage December 18, 2008 at 6:45 pm

MILBANK, FROM EVERYBODY: STOP….DOING….THESE….STUPID…AMATEURISH…UNFUNNY….VIDEOS. THE VIDEOS ARE NOT FUNNY. YOU ARE NOT FUNNY. YOU ARE NOT A COMEDIAN OR AN ACTOR. THESE VIDEOS ARE HORRIBLE. PLEASE…STOP IT, NOW, FROM EVERYBODY. Gawd almighty, what on earth does it take to get the point throught to people? Not everyone is a comedian or comes across well on video–and most print reporters fall into this category. And that includes Milbank. Milbank: You are a newspaper reporter. Please report news stories in The Washington Post. Forget this gawdawful video thing.

Alex Trebeks Girl December 18, 2008 at 7:25 pm

[re=202619]thefrontpage[/re]: It’s a new age in the news. Milbank and his goons HATE the internet and i don’t think he wants to do these videos. They just don’t want to die when paper news drowns. That voice is the best thing to listen to do make women never want sex.

Tra December 18, 2008 at 8:05 pm


Dana. You are not funny. You are deeply annoying. These are two different things.

Please stop appearing in any kind of video form, ever, anywhere.

drrty martini December 18, 2008 at 8:12 pm

[re=202599]MedianHater[/re]: This breaks my cold, shriveled heart:

snideinplainsight December 18, 2008 at 8:20 pm

What’s funnier-sounding, Milbank or Vilsack?

snideinplainsight December 18, 2008 at 8:21 pm

What’s funnier-sounding, ficus or sphincter?

frailamerica December 18, 2008 at 9:12 pm

I definitely would’ve pilfered those Doctor Martens shown about 30 seconds in.

hobospacejungle December 18, 2008 at 9:59 pm

Calling Milbank smug is like calling Kissinger a murderer. It barely scratches the surface. I’m so glad KO dumped him from Countdown. Unfortunately, that only seems to have made Milbank even more intolerable. I can only hope & pray that the WaPo goes down in financial flames so that superior blog-hating dickbag finds himself starting his own version of an even crappier Politico just to make ends meet. Then we can TruckNutzĀ® bomb the fuck out his comments. Though even then he’ll probably be a coward like The Corner and not allow comments. Somebody kick him in the teeth already. With a horse.

Pop Socket December 18, 2008 at 10:33 pm

Dana has both a voice and a face for newspaper reporting. Go back to stalking Congressional hearings.

Panderfinder December 18, 2008 at 10:35 pm

cut to the shoes, Dana, cut to the shoes….

LordPretzel December 18, 2008 at 10:42 pm

Code Pink is getting a little slow on the uptake. Used to be there was only about a day’s time between some event and their slightly related, completely insignificant protest and inane yell session.

OzoneTom December 18, 2008 at 11:12 pm

Is it possible that some of them got confused about which Dana this was? Our Pixie Princess of Prevarication was assaulted by an understandably upset (and hormonal?) microphone, who had been lied-to one too meny times…

Mr. Todd December 19, 2008 at 1:17 am

i like the barely concealed anti-hippie rage

actor212 December 19, 2008 at 9:44 am

I would have found that boot from the Simpson’s episode where Bart has to be punished by the Australian government with a “booting” and thrown that.

TGY December 19, 2008 at 9:49 am

Code Pink has a lot of sole, if not heart.

Also, some of those were thongs. DOESN’T COUNT!

Chet Kincaid December 19, 2008 at 12:39 pm

Why does this remind me of the “Running Of The Jews” segment from “Boart”?

CivicHoliday December 19, 2008 at 1:15 pm

He SERIOUSLY ended that with “the story is gaining new legs”?!?!?!?

If I’d been there, I would have beaten him to death with my heels after the first thirty seconds.

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