Some Strange Website Is Yelling Mean Things About Your Editor

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We have been drawn, via our referrals, to some new thing called the Atlantic Wire, which tells you what every pundit and blogger is writing about at all times! It is the anti-porn. But “incoherence” is our goal here, so thank you weird new hyperspeed Atlantic thing! [Atlantic Wire]

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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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  • dogscantlookup

    I’ve got a radio in my fingernail car!

  • shortsshortsshorts


    There’s a reason you were PUMA PIG OF THE WEEK.

  • ForTheTurnstiles

    Can’t make it out, for the Incoherence.

  • PsycGirl

    They have a sidebar about Carrie Prejean’s sex tape “The battle between the beauty queen and gay rights advocates hits bottom”
    So is it a spanking video then?

  • Humpback

    Just because THEY don’t understand does not make it incoherent. And the abuse was deserved, I’m sure.

  • SayItWithWookies

    That was abusive?! They haven’t seen your posts about Sarah Palin.

  • shadowMark

    Be warned, Jim Newell, abusive bastard, Meghan twittered a couple of days ago:

    “Most chicks say ‘if you hurt me, I’ll
    die’… I say, ‘if you hurt me, I’ll kick your
    ass” – Pat Benatar

  • problemwithcaring

    Any site that list E.J. Dionne as America’s top opinion maker knows a thing or two about incoherence, Jim. Heed them!

  • OzoneTom

    That’s the Jim that we know and love.

  • Aflac Shrugged

    That’ll be the last time Jim Newell throws away a pre-approved, zero-APR-for-the-first-minute Bank of America Visa application.

  • pampl

    Phew, for a second there was a shortage of reporters reporting about other reporters. Thanks, the Atlantic, for meta-covering this important navel.

  • Extemporanus


  • Words

    How dare they say mean things @ our editor!! Only Wonketteers can say mean things @ Jim Newell!!

  • Atheist Nun

    “Jim Newell is incoherent and abusive…” a.k.a. Drunk.

  • qaf

    Forget it, Jim. It’s the Atlantic.

  • spryte

    Today we are all incoherent and abusive.

    Today we are all Jim Newell.

    I never wanted to be a ginger, but what the hell…

  • whenPUMAsattack

    Seriously, who read that as “THE TICKLER” for a few seconds before coming back down…

  • DustBowlBlues

    Wonkette isn’t anywhere in the top 50, so I don’t think this list has any legitimacy. The ticker thingy was going by, but that’s mostly annoying and I didn’t want to wait to see if Jim came up in incoherence again. This looks like it might be a good device to remind me when I’ve missed Frank Rich, however.

    I watched a 30 minute online conference with Linda Feldman of the CS Monitor, so I can skip the rest of this shit.

    Wonkette/CSM: Keeping my world balanced between the hyper incoherent and the hyper coherent.

  • bago

    The word incoherent seems to be coalescing into a coherent wave in that sentence.

  • ShamWow

    Being called incoherent and abusive by the Atlantic is like finding a shiny new toy in your stocking. Merry Xmas Jim!

  • Neilist


    W-A-R B-L-O-G!!!!!

    We’ll drive those Mutherfudkin’ Swine into the se . . . .

    Oh, wait a minute.

    It’s “The Atlantic.”

    Never mind.

  • DoctorCulturae

    Incoherent and abusive about incoherent abuse? So, a negative plus a negative equals a positive? That is, coherence? How dare you Jim Newell! Oh the humanity!

  • magic titty

    Jim Newell is bigger than the INTERNET.

  • user-of-owls

    [re=451720]Extemporanus[/re]: %t)}^%$k;?!!

  • user-of-owls

    The fucking “Atlantic Wire”?! Doesn’t Big Marconi realize we can see right through these sham advocacy groups for underwater cables?!

  • Neilist

    Let’s get the United States Army on The Atlantic. Those folks will shoot ANYBODY . . . .

  • Tommmcatt

    They don’t mention the MASSIVE THROBBING SEXXXYNESS, though.

  • Scruffy_The_Janitor

    It’s now clear that Jim Newell owns 100% of the internet’s stock.

  • house of the blue lights

    Now we know where Jim was this morning.

  • jagorev

    The Atlantic Wire has WON THE EVENING

  • travellabyrinth

    To fight the Atlantic, you must be Pacific. Being specific is no substitute for being elastic. In every abuse there is a bus, and every bus backs up into a sub, with which the resourceful captain may chart new depths. Being pacific in his sub-bus of abuse, a continent of elastic discontinuity, whose bounty is unending and ever bending.

  • Mr Blifil

    I’m not familiar with this “Jim Newell” person, why is he deemed to be so influential with his trenchant invocations of buttsecks all the time?

  • chascates

    Isn’t the Webby Award for the Best Web-thing coming up? We need to make sure we smack down the opposition. Except for Shorts, that is.

  • mcc

    Tomorrow: The Atlantic breaks the shocking news that The Onion has been fabricating interviews for their stories

  • El Pinche

    Reply back with an equally abusive youtube response. Grow a double chin and say , “No, you don’t.”

  • rocktonsammy

    May be this is an intervention.

  • user-of-owls

    [re=451792]Mr Blifil[/re]: He is aware of all internet traditions.

  • shortsshortsshorts

    [re=451802]chascates[/re]: GIMME YER NOMNOMNOMINATION, alls ya.

  • DustBowlBlues

    [re=451788]travellabyrinth[/re]: Reading your comments gave me a headache, but I think they were brilliant, anyway.

    Pass the aspirin.

  • Jukesgrrl

    Dear AtlanticWhatever, If Jim Newell can’t be incoherent and abusive at Wonkette, what would be the appropriate venue? Surely you don’t expect him to hold it in? Inquisitively, Jukesgrrl

  • el donaldo

    they’re also accusing you of going a little over the top in the election liveblogging.

  • Oldskool

    They need to make up their mind. I don’t think you can be one of “the most influential opinion makers” and “incoherent” at the same time. Can you? I’m pretty sure Republicans put that one to rest years ago.

  • Pat Pending

    isn’t is better to be incoherent and abusive, than, say incontinent and abusive?

  • proudgrampa

    Oh. Who freakin’ cares?

    I still loves ya, Jim.

  • Hunger Tallest Palin

    Tell Sully to StFu already.

  • Lionel Hutz Esq.

    Since when has “abusive” been a synonym for “intoxicated.”

  • Lionel Hutz Esq.

    [re=451907]Lionel Hutz Esq.[/re]: I mean outside of the South.

  • Lascauxcaveman

    “Incoherent.” – Michael Medved, Newsday

    “Abusive.” – Rex Reed, Variety

    “Incoherent and Abusive.” – The Ticker, The Atlantic

    “I think he may have been trying to be abusive, but his incoherence made it difficult to say.” – Oscar Wilde, Punch

  • Lionel Hutz Esq.

    [re=451962]Lascauxcaveman[/re]: You know, I refuse to read anything now days unless there is a pull quote from Punch.

  • blargh

    [re=451788]travellabyrinth[/re]: I’m lovin’ it.