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Wonkette Commenter Leads ‘Angry Left’ Reaction To Rick Warren

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Apparently your Wonkette was depicted this way on Anderson Cooper’s show last night, as part of the “angry left” along with Daily Kos and, uh, the Washington Post. Really? We’ve always thought of ourselves as WARBLOGGERS. The pull quote CNN uses, of the word “Mad” repeated three times (this is how CNN indicates that the Angry Left is “mad” about something), comes from a Kev-O-Tron comment that was actually written, “mad mad mad.” So CNN misquoted Kev-O-Tron, IS ALL. Anyway, enjoy Gitmo, Kev-O-Tron! [CNN]

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Jim Newell is Wonkette's beloved Capitol Hill Typing Demon. He joined in 2007, left for some other dumb job in 2010, and proudly returned in 2012 as our "Senior Editor at Large." He lives in Washington and also writes for things such as The Guardian, the Manchester paper of liberals.

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  • chascates

    Angry? We’re just drunk, high, and bored.

  • obfuscator

    happy happy happy

  • Mr Blifil

    Yep when you want to take the pulse of far left anger just check in with…Wonkette?


  • Rush

    Anderson Cooper? I thought only Campell Brown worked at CNN.

  • jagorev

    Anderson Cooper is hot hot hot

  • FMA

    Yeah, I’m angry. I’m angry Anderson Cooper completely ignored the porpoise-fucking joke I tried to make.

  • WadISay

    Too bad they didn’t quote the comments about Rick Warren eating a bag of dicks.

  • LittlePig

    All hail Kev-o-Tron!

  • InKnockYouUs

    I’ll saddle his back, the big fat prick. Oh, yes, I forgot, the forecast here is snow with only a sprinkling of wrath.

  • CuntryFirst

    So they read our crap if we write it 3 times over? OK, then: Anderson Cooper is a douchenozzle, douchenozzle, douchebozzle.

    Oh and I want Campbell’s cell phone number.

  • finallyhappy

    I am never quoted anywhere but I’m going to try now. Maybe there will be a Rick Warren- Anderson Cooper scandal.

  • Neon Trotsky

    Well, perhaps he used “mad” to mean “very” like some in the Northeast use it. Thus, he could have meant “very very very [good]”…

  • p-Sludge

    Wow. I was mere inches away from fame. But seriously, that dude was mad.

  • magic titty

    KEV-O-TRON wins Wonkette!!!

  • Mustang

    Irony Irony Irony. Try it CNN. It’s fun.

  • shanemcgowan

    Does this mean that they read all the posts requesting Campbell Brown to broadcast NAKED NAKED NAKED?!?!?!

  • Iggy Plop

    well it was a very eloquent statement of anger. kudos indeed. though i’ll point out my comment was “fuck him fuck him fuck him,” which is almost as eloquent i think.

  • Vanity Smurf

    Anderson Cooper is GAY, GAY, GAY.

    Now CNN can misquote me.

  • Kev-O-Tron

    whoa. I’m speechless.

  • smashtheduck

    [re=203381]obfuscator[/re]: No, see that won’t work. To get quoted on CNN it must be one syllable words. You were close with the repitiion and all though. May I suggest “Joy, Joy, Joy”?

  • Kev-O-Tron

    I was taken out of context! I recanted in Jim’s post yesterday!

    *hides under his desk

  • dano

    I don’t know what everyone is upset about. How the fuck is Obama gonna find a Jeebus freak who doesn’t hate teh gays? Jeebus and homophobia go together like peanut butter & Jelly.

  • p-Sludge

    [re=203410]Kev-O-Tron[/re]: The big leagues! You going to abandon Wonkette and start leaving comments on swampland now?

  • 4tehlulz

    [re=203412]smashtheduck[/re]: It’s Anderson Cooper, so let’s go for something simpler:


  • assistant/atlas

    [re=203408]Vanity Smurf[/re]: More like closeted, closeted, closeted.

    Poor gays. When will everyone go back to picking on the Mexicans?

  • SayItWithWookies

    Way to go, Kev-O-Tron — and, um — people take this site seriously? They’re sober, I suppose.

  • Come here a minute

    They may have edited [re=203410]Kev-O-Tron[/re] but they did not change the meaning. The typing was lower case, but the emotion was all caps.

  • dano

    [re=203420]SayItWithWookies[/re]: Anyone who takes the comments section here seriously is not only sober but also a fool. Yeah, I’m talking to you Anderson Cooper.

  • magic titty

    [re=203413]Kev-O-Tron[/re]: How can anyone with a pink unicorn avatar (symbolizing Trig) be mad mad mad?

    Wanna make out?

  • FreshCliches

    I didn’t think they were going to release this story until SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY.

  • Warren Terror

    Get the fuck out. You guys are communists? Shit. Now I’ll never get into the CIA.

  • NotUrEvryDayWEzl

    [re=203420]SayItWithWookies[/re]: I take this site as seriously as I take my life with razor blades every night – across the wrists for attention.

  • chascates

    [re=203413]Kev-O-Tron[/re]: Joe the Plumber is making some bucks with his 15 minutes. You’ve earned it my friend. Have any good weed you can spare?

  • gjdodger

    That was one of my favorite movies ever. Can I be Sid Caesar?

  • Vewol Mevemont

    All caps and with commas. God damnit! Fuck you, CNN! Fuck you up the ass! We don’t use all caps and commas round these parts.

    Oh, and you have lovely eyes, Anderson. And perty lips.

  • Keram2

    [re=203413]Kev-O-Tron[/re]: Kev-O, you truly are a king among kings.

  • Carrie_Okie

    buttsecksX3 or GTFO.

  • DeLand DeLakes

    Anderson Cooper, come out, come out, come out!

  • Deepthroat


    Now I REALLY want to go home with Kev-O! star fucker, that’s me!

  • chascates

    Charlie Crist/Anderson Cooper 2012

  • actor212

    Kev-O, I’d like to place my order for a box of Monte Cristo #4s now, please.

    Sorry about the number of showers you’ll have to take for them.

  • FreshCliches

    [re=203430]gjdodger[/re]: Dibs on Buster Keaton.

  • obfuscator


    fab, u, lous?

  • Custerwolf

    Why Jim? – why for the love of god couldn’t you have written CHUNKSY MCLARDTITS 3 times?

  • FreshCliches

    [re=203439]Deepthroat[/re]: You’re ALIVE! A-LIIIIIVE!

  • Monsieur Grumpe

    Don’t let it go to your head now. Stay calm. If Bill O-Really calls just tell him you’re busy and to eat two big bags of dicks.

  • Noodle Salad

    trucknutz trucknutz trucknutz.

    Today, we are all Kev-O-Tron

  • mdotsota

    CNN give us trucknutz trucknutz trucknutz or stfu.


  • suchsweetthunder

    [re=203386]jagorev[/re]: One of my friends claims he slept with AC back in Texas. In Boston, that makes you a legend.

  • obfuscator

    I’m looking forward to seeing Kev-O-Tron’s videos on!!

  • dougbob

    at last! proof that wonkette really is part of the commie conspiracy. it’s a mad, mad, mad world, eh?

  • CivicHoliday

    And yet they couldn’t report on all the awesome names we came up with for Palin? Fuck you, CNN.

    Really, the best props we’ve gotten on the teevee is on the Daily Show. He mentioned TruckNutz – the highlight of our host of memes. For that alone, Stewart > Cooper.

  • Come here a minute

    trucknutz trucknutz trucknutz

    Big $ale on Kev-0-Tron!

  • mdotsota

    [re=203451]Noodle Salad[/re]: Damn you, yours didn’t show up when I made my reply.

    Oh well, there can never be too many trucknutz

  • TGY

    [re=203413]Kev-O-Tron[/re]: Dude, the press *always* takes things out of context. The press doesn’t believe in context. Sorry.

    Way to go and have fun at Gitmo before it closes.

  • Naked Bunny with a Whip

    So when’s the persistent picture of Anderson Cooper gonna stare out at us from the right side of Wonkette? Huh? Huh?

  • Deepthroat

    FreshCliches: been eating brains all day

  • SayItWithWookies

    Hey, look what Americablog found on Saddleback’s website:

    “Because membership in a church is an outgrowth of accepting the Lordship and leadership of Jesus in one’s life, someone unwilling to repent of their homosexual lifestyle would not be accepted at a member at Saddleback Church.”

    Rick Warren: Closeted, or completely in denial?

  • bureaucrap

    I had no idea that it was so easy to get a mention in the mainstream media. All you have to do is say something that can be misconstrued as “loony leftism.”

    How about this, Anderson?: “If Obama does not withdraw Rick Warren, then *We* (since I am officially authorized to speak on behalf of the entire, monolithic, highly organized, vanguard LGBT/Left/sexually permissive/decadent/elite/Beansprout-eating, sandal-wearing, fruit-juice drinking, coast-dwelling population) will do “something” “drastic”.”

    Since Anderson Cooper’s staff clearly doesn’t screen for sarcasm, that’s sure to make it into tonight’s news.

  • rev_matt_y

    The fact that mainstream media is quoting Wonkette makes me very very very happy. Even if it’s an out of context misquote and total misrepresentation of everything this site stands for (and it stands for a lot!).

  • chascates

    This unwanted attention is just because we panned the giantess Female Edward R. Murrow. And now how we miss her! But still, NO LOU DOBBS!

  • TGY

    [re=203465]Naked Bunny with a Whip[/re]: Haha, I laughed. This better not happen…or else. I’ll hold my breath until I turn blue! At least Campbell Brown is attractive.

  • Mild Midwesterner

    I thought Wonkette readers were only MAD MAD MAD when their whiskey bottles are EMPTY EMPTY EMPTY.

  • WagTehGod

    I feel so slighted. I’ve been posting for weeks on here that NOBAMA LIKES NIPPLE PLAY and not even a peep on AC 360. Perhaps Campbell Brown can save me?

  • Gleep!

    Um This is kind of sad- I would have expected Anderson to be a little bit brighter than that- poor guy’s gonna catch hell for directing curious innocents to our angry left blog- especially when they learn that all the angry left wants to discuss is booze, trucknutz and teh assfucking…

    then again maybe that was his plan- Anderson, like Cambell, is wise and all knowing….

  • facehead

    [re=203410]Kev-O-Tron[/re]: I sense anger in your silence.

    How come shortsshortsshorts isn’t the official voice of teh angry left here at Wonkette? Why wasn’t he quoted? I believe his response was “Fuck Piss Shit Vagina Tortoise!”

    And CNN call themselves a news organization…

  • Mustang

    If loving Wonkette is wrong, I don’t wanna be right.

  • CuntryFirst

    Isn’t misquoting people the type of BIAS and BULL CNN supposedly does not tolerate?

  • Bruno

    Wait, you mean the rest of you Warbloggers aren’t embedded in Basra? How come I got the short straw. Damn you Rick Warren! I’m mad mad mad (that’s how to do it right, with out the commas?)

  • Bruno

    [re=203410]Kev-O-Tron[/re]: In all honesty, this morning you had no recollection that you wrote anything or what you wrote, right?

  • Guppy06

    It’s a mad mad mad mad world.

  • Lascauxcaveman

    Gotta hand it to Coop. He picks out one of the very few Kev-0 comments that have absolutely zero funni (or at least some bitter snark) in them.

  • ac360


    I was watching my favorite news show on tv and they mentioned this website. They said this is where the angry warbloggers are. I’m confused. You just seem to be very dirty, dirty people, high on pot, and having conflicted feelings about teh gays. You really should stay away from that devil weed, and spend more time praying to Jesus. Also less warblogging might improve your outlook.

    Merry Christmas,

  • mrpuma2u

    How did AC scoop Campbell Brown on wonkette comments being a finger on the pulse of the liberal blog world?!?!?!?!?

  • S.Luggo

    The Left isn’t angry. It just don’t like no elephants what shits in the Big Tent.

    There are limits to inclusivity.

  • TeddyS

    Today Anderson Cooper; Tomorrow the World! CNN is just striking back because of the nasties you mad people wrote about Camelface Brown, who is Trig’s birth mother.

  • Im With Campbell –>

    I wrote a witty comment on one of Gene Robinson’s columns, and I hear Joe Biden is going to use it when he warms up the crowd for Hopey.

    If I had known we were a “reliable source” for CNN, I would have brought it to their attention that calling stuff “The Situation Room” or “AC 360” is the most pretentious bunch of crap I have ever heard.

  • Nikolai Vsevolodovich Stavrogin

    Where is PeteJayHawk these days? Wasn’t he our original MSM/commenter breakthrough?

  • Kev-O-Tron

    [re=203429]chascates[/re]: I’m going to start hawking Cutco knives and I’m launching my singing career. And no, I need all my weed. sorry.

    I know! I have a reputation to uphold! That reputation being: drunk, half-gay and sarcastic to a fault.

    [re=203511]facehead[/re]: This totally made my day. I’m fucking thrilled right now. And to think – I almost didn’t come into work today….

    I’d like to thank the academy and all my clock-watching friends here at wonkette. This is totally going on my resume.

    /takes a bow

  • Kev-O-Tron Is God

    I’m changing my nom de Wonk in your honor — at least until Campbell again graces us with her presence.

  • Bruno

    [re=203605]Kev-O-Tron[/re]: By the way, I never congratulated you. I most happy those bastards over at WONKETT.COM didn’t get this honor

  • Kev-O-Tron

    [re=203530]Bruno[/re]: I struggle with comma usage. It’s really quite saw because I’m articulate in person but completely publik skool in writing.

  • Kev-O-Tron

    [re=203617]Kev-O-Tron[/re]: quite “sad”. damn that was a fitting error.

  • facehead

    [re=203605]Kev-O-Tron[/re]: I’m tickled turquoise by the whole thing, and I’ll be giggling about this for the both of us for the rest of the night. Kudos!

    I’ll be emailing you some pamphlets about various anger management courses available in your area. Don’t take this as a threat, rather, interpret this simply as a friendly suggestion from an anonymous warblogger, like yourself, who cares about your well-being.

  • 2druk2phluq

    I got banned from Daily Kos for cursing out the Obama cultists over Warren, and Kev-O-Tron becomes famous. Congratulations, Kev-O. You have taught me that dreams can be fulfilled. Next time I’ll curse in the right direction, make sure I’m a little more gay, and drink a lot more. It’s a sure fire plan. In no time I’ll be flying a sign that says, “Will be a huge asshole if you click on my ad links.”

  • gambypants

    Ugh. That NYTimes “caucus” blog has already kicked me off a number of times for using the word poopy, too. I only have a home here. :'(

  • tonehedge

    [re=203410]Kev-O-Tron[/re]: WE’RE NOT WORTHY, WE’RE NOT WORTHY!

  • NOCOMMA/Kev-O-Tron 12

    So happy and proud of this. PROUD, PROUD, PROUD

  • bago

    Kev is just busy dealing with SNOW SNOW SNOW!

  • WendyK

    [re=203415]dano[/re]: Hopey found one and his name is Dr. Rev. Lowery and he’s going to be giving the Benediction at the Inauguration. Which means he gets to spread the word after Rev. Chubby.

  • DustBowlBlues

    Whenever Wonkette is referenced on the teevee, it always makes me feel important because, you know, I consider myself a part of the wonkerrati.

    But then, I live a very small, unimportant life.

  • DustBowlBlues

    Kev-o writes a brilliant post and all they want is mad, mad, mad.

    Actually, traffic is so heavy tonight that I can’t watch it–except for some woman’s ass. What’s that about?–and maybe Kev’s entire, brilliant post is read.

  • answerbird

    Wow, CNN is looking to a bunch of over-medicated, over-educated, under-sexed and emotionally deficient losers to get the pulse of the American left. I can’t wait for the hour expose on truck nutz. Kev-O-Tron gets first dibs if Cambell Brown calls for an interview. If Melissa Theuriau calls I fighting to the death see:

  • finallyhappy

    [re=203737]answerbird[/re]: I am not over medicated- ask my doctors

  • stellabella

    what’s funny is that fatty rick warren wants to fuck every good lookin woman he sees.

    what’s even funnier is that our negro president gots to reign him in.

  • HuskyMescan

    Hahaha..there’s a good chance AC read my comments about my masturbation adventures with Campbell Brown and her photoshopped hips.

  • Larry McAwful

    They keep talking about the “angry left” probably because there’s plenty of left that isn’t angry. As opposed to the right, which is all anger, all the time, so they don’t need to differentiate.

    But honestly—Daily Kos? They could do so much better if they want to find anger. They’re just not trying hard enough. They should check HillaryIs44, which is full of loads of anger and unintentional comedy. It was loads of fun during the primaries, but now that the elections are over, the fact that they’re still going is simply hilarious… er, I mean, Hillarious.

  • Larry McAwful

    Anyway, Anderson Cooper is a HACK, HACK, HACK.

  • shanemcgowan

    I hear the Pumpernickle is really pissed off that she did not get a mention.

  • shortsshortsshorts

    [re=203619]Kev-O-Tron[/re]: You know that I am currently compiling a law suit against you for the use of triplet words in any context, right? YOU ARE GOING DOWN KEVIN. DOWN.

  • dilhavarti

    [re=203835]shortsshortsshorts[/re]: now that wonkette is “news” it’ll be easier to establish harm… watch for civil suit, Kev-O-Tron! Kiss that Gitmo defense fund cash goodbye!

  • Captain Swing

    Yeah, that’s right CNN. Don’t let Wonkette Girl’s cute little grin and librarian glasses fool you- She commands a veritable army of political desperadoes.

    Armed with computers, wit, and no respect for public douchebaggery or those media mouthpieces who would act as its apologists, we stand ready to snark without mercy.

    We are Wonketteers, hear us roar!

  • Schadenfried

    [re=203472]rev_matt_y[/re]: I think Anderson saw the words “buttsecks” and “bag of dicks” and thought it was worth investigating.

  • wheelie

    Just got around to reading Friday’s wonkette now.

    Congratulations on the leftwing Zeitgeist punditry, Kev!

    So . . . how do you feel about this weekend’s news headlines? Say something quotable and make it stark, angry, repetitious.

  • j6n

    Are we all going to have to make our middle names Kev-Because that will look really stupid.


    [re=203617]Kev-O-Tron[/re]: You’re my hero, man. You make me want to write in complete sentences without missing words.