MAIN STREAM MEDIA  3:46 pm December 19, 2008

Wonkette Commenter Leads ‘Angry Left’ Reaction To Rick Warren

by Jim Newell

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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chascates December 19, 2008 at 3:49 pm

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

obfuscator December 19, 2008 at 3:49 pm

happy happy happy

Mr Blifil December 19, 2008 at 3:49 pm

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


Rush December 19, 2008 at 3:50 pm

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

jagorev December 19, 2008 at 3:51 pm

Anderson Cooper is hot hot hot

FMA December 19, 2008 at 3:52 pm

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

WadISay December 19, 2008 at 3:52 pm

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

LittlePig December 19, 2008 at 3:53 pm

All hail Kev-o-Tron!

InKnockYouUs December 19, 2008 at 3:54 pm

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 December 19, 2008 at 3:54 pm

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 December 19, 2008 at 3:55 pm

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

Neon Trotsky December 19, 2008 at 3:56 pm

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 December 19, 2008 at 3:57 pm

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

magic titty December 19, 2008 at 3:57 pm

KEV-O-TRON wins Wonkette!!!

Mustang December 19, 2008 at 3:58 pm

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

shanemcgowan December 19, 2008 at 3:58 pm

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

Iggy Plop December 19, 2008 at 3:58 pm

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 December 19, 2008 at 3:59 pm

Anderson Cooper is GAY, GAY, GAY.

Now CNN can misquote me.

Kev-O-Tron December 19, 2008 at 4:00 pm

whoa. I’m speechless.

smashtheduck December 19, 2008 at 4:01 pm

[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 December 19, 2008 at 4:01 pm

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

*hides under his desk

dano December 19, 2008 at 4:01 pm

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 December 19, 2008 at 4:02 pm

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

4tehlulz December 19, 2008 at 4:03 pm

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


assistant/atlas December 19, 2008 at 4:03 pm

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

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

SayItWithWookies December 19, 2008 at 4:03 pm

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

Come here a minute December 19, 2008 at 4:06 pm

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 December 19, 2008 at 4:07 pm

[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 December 19, 2008 at 4:07 pm

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

Wanna make out?

FreshCliches December 19, 2008 at 4:08 pm

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

Warren Terror December 19, 2008 at 4:09 pm

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

NotUrEvryDayWEzl December 19, 2008 at 4:09 pm

[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 December 19, 2008 at 4:09 pm

[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 December 19, 2008 at 4:10 pm

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

Vewol Mevemont December 19, 2008 at 4:13 pm

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 December 19, 2008 at 4:13 pm

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

Carrie_Okie December 19, 2008 at 4:14 pm

buttsecksX3 or GTFO.

DeLand DeLakes December 19, 2008 at 4:14 pm

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

Deepthroat December 19, 2008 at 4:14 pm


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

chascates December 19, 2008 at 4:15 pm

Charlie Crist/Anderson Cooper 2012

actor212 December 19, 2008 at 4:15 pm

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 December 19, 2008 at 4:18 pm

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

obfuscator December 19, 2008 at 4:19 pm


fab, u, lous?

Custerwolf December 19, 2008 at 4:19 pm

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

FreshCliches December 19, 2008 at 4:20 pm

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

Monsieur Grumpe December 19, 2008 at 4:20 pm

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 December 19, 2008 at 4:24 pm

trucknutz trucknutz trucknutz.

Today, we are all Kev-O-Tron

mdotsota December 19, 2008 at 4:27 pm

CNN give us trucknutz trucknutz trucknutz or stfu.


suchsweetthunder December 19, 2008 at 4:29 pm

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

obfuscator December 19, 2008 at 4:29 pm

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

dougbob December 19, 2008 at 4:29 pm

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

CivicHoliday December 19, 2008 at 4:29 pm

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 December 19, 2008 at 4:31 pm

trucknutz trucknutz trucknutz

Big $ale on Kev-0-Tron!

mdotsota December 19, 2008 at 4:32 pm

[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 December 19, 2008 at 4:32 pm

[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 December 19, 2008 at 4:34 pm

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

Deepthroat December 19, 2008 at 4:35 pm

FreshCliches: been eating brains all day

SayItWithWookies December 19, 2008 at 4:35 pm

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 December 19, 2008 at 4:36 pm

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 December 19, 2008 at 4:37 pm

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 December 19, 2008 at 4:38 pm

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 December 19, 2008 at 4:39 pm

[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 December 19, 2008 at 4:39 pm

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

WagTehGod December 19, 2008 at 4:41 pm

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! December 19, 2008 at 4:41 pm

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 December 19, 2008 at 4:54 pm

[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 December 19, 2008 at 4:59 pm

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

CuntryFirst December 19, 2008 at 5:01 pm

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

Bruno December 19, 2008 at 5:02 pm

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 December 19, 2008 at 5:04 pm

[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 December 19, 2008 at 5:10 pm

It’s a mad mad mad mad world.

Lascauxcaveman December 19, 2008 at 5:12 pm

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 December 19, 2008 at 5:22 pm


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 December 19, 2008 at 5:23 pm

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

S.Luggo December 19, 2008 at 5:28 pm

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

There are limits to inclusivity.

TeddyS December 19, 2008 at 5:28 pm

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 --> December 19, 2008 at 5:42 pm

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 December 19, 2008 at 5:45 pm

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

Kev-O-Tron December 19, 2008 at 5:47 pm

[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 December 19, 2008 at 5:57 pm

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

Bruno December 19, 2008 at 5:57 pm

[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 December 19, 2008 at 6:00 pm

[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 December 19, 2008 at 6:02 pm

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

facehead December 19, 2008 at 6:03 pm

[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 December 19, 2008 at 6:19 pm

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 December 19, 2008 at 6:40 pm

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 December 19, 2008 at 6:58 pm

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

NOCOMMA/Kev-O-Tron 12 December 19, 2008 at 7:37 pm

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

bago December 19, 2008 at 7:39 pm

Kev is just busy dealing with SNOW SNOW SNOW!

WendyK December 19, 2008 at 7:50 pm

[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 December 19, 2008 at 9:37 pm

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 December 19, 2008 at 9:49 pm

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 December 19, 2008 at 9:50 pm

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 December 19, 2008 at 10:17 pm

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

stellabella December 19, 2008 at 11:17 pm

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 December 20, 2008 at 12:41 am

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

Larry McAwful December 20, 2008 at 9:10 am

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 December 20, 2008 at 9:11 am

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

shanemcgowan December 20, 2008 at 9:14 am

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

shortsshortsshorts December 20, 2008 at 11:55 am

[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 December 20, 2008 at 1:19 pm

[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 December 21, 2008 at 6:42 am

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 December 21, 2008 at 2:15 pm

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

wheelie December 21, 2008 at 2:24 pm

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 December 21, 2008 at 10:21 pm

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

WIDTAP December 21, 2008 at 11:55 pm

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

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