MEDIA MAVENS  10:30 am December 20, 2012

Wingnuts Furious: Washington Post Called A Thing By The Name That It Is Called

by Rebecca Schoenkopf

Hey Tim Graham of the Media Research Center writing in Newsbusters, how are you contributing to the education and enlightenment of the Internet today? “Tasteless: In Newtown Aftermath, WashPost Cites So-called ‘Saturday Night Massacre’ in First Sentence of Bork Obit.” Hold on … can’t type … WaPo can’t say the name that a thing is called by, because … well, because the Media Research Center says so.

Edumacate us, Mr. Graham:

Here’s a sign of how much The Washington Post can never get the Nixon-hating DNA out of its reporting. In a front-page obituary on Thursday on former federal judge and rejected Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork, the Post’s Al Kamen and Matt Schudel begin: “Robert H. Bork, the conservative jurist who fired Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox during the ‘Saturday Night Massacre’ in 1973,” and yada yada, “enduring schism” over failed nomination to the High Court.

In the immediate aftermath of a real massacre, couldn’t the Post back off its ancient ideological hissy fits and acknowledge that firing a special prosecutor — and the resignation of several officials who didn’t want to do the firing — is not comparable to Adam Lanza mowing down first-graders? Could there be a one-week grace period on overheated Watergate metaphors? Apparently not. When liberal justices die, do they discuss the actual “massacre” of American abortion they legalized?

Tim Graham is laying down some epistemology on ya! Or maybe some linguistics! Or maybe he is just laying down a steaming dump of WAAAH.

Graham goes on to get really MAD that Justice William Brennan’s obit didn’t have “liberal” in the headline, and that it also didn’t mention abortion, but Bork’s obit talked about how we was borked because he didn’t believe a right to privacy existed in the Constitution. (He was also a crazy person who “believed poll taxes were constitutional but the Civil Rights Act was not.” If you haven’t yet read the New Yorker’s gentle murmurs on Robert Bork’s passing, please avail yourself now.)

In other news, Arlo Guthrie better shut the fuck up about Alice’s Restaurant, because littering is NOT a “massacrey,” matter how much it makes that fake Indian cry.

[Newsbusters]

 

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{ 216 comments }

memzilla December 20, 2012 at 10:32 am

So, WaPo shoulda called it "Saturday Night A**-F**king?" Because it was that, too.

thatsitfortheother1 December 20, 2012 at 10:48 am

Saturday Night Sedition.

actor212 December 20, 2012 at 10:49 am

Saturday Night Speshul

BaldarTFlagass December 20, 2012 at 10:51 am

Saturday Night Live Dead

actor212 December 20, 2012 at 10:57 am

Saturday Night Derp

actor212 December 20, 2012 at 10:58 am

Saturday Night Feeble

BaldarTFlagass December 20, 2012 at 11:03 am

Hell, the Bay City Rollers even did a song about it back in the day. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBn2ux5vRHk

SorosBot December 20, 2012 at 11:07 am

Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting.

prommie December 20, 2012 at 11:27 am

Please, please, do not sully the Wonkette traditional iconic sex imagery by equating it with anything to do with Nixon, Bork, any of that nasty shit.

bobbert December 20, 2012 at 1:47 pm

"Saturday Night Benghazi", obvs.

redarmyzombie December 20, 2012 at 11:16 pm

Saturday Night Fever?

actor212 December 20, 2012 at 10:34 am

In a world where we can't even ask for Wayne La Pierre's head on a pike, this does not surprise.

For a bunch of internet tough guys, they sure are pussies¹

¹ I mean the soft cuddly kittehs who can't fend for themselves or even stand up and need to be wet-nursed, of course. But really really ugly ass ones.

Blueb4sinrise December 20, 2012 at 10:40 am

Ya think all of those emails to URI with the heading WITH VOTES helped Loomis at all?

actor212 December 20, 2012 at 10:41 am

He implied as much over at LGM

Tealiban December 20, 2012 at 10:34 am

Borked again….

asterixaverni December 20, 2012 at 10:35 am

Alex, I would like a "Or maybe he is just laying down a steaming dump of WAAAH." for a thousand.

Rebootably_Joe December 20, 2012 at 10:35 am

The word "kittler" comes to mind, for some reason.

not that Dewey December 20, 2012 at 10:50 am
Barbara_ December 20, 2012 at 10:35 am

It's the last full day of life as we know it. Fuck prayer, let's party!

memzilla December 20, 2012 at 10:39 am

I want everyone who believes in the Mayan Apocalypse to immediately post their Amex Card number here on Wonkette.

Mumbletypeg December 20, 2012 at 10:43 am

I want at least one more Benincasa or JFruh post before we all go up in flames?

thatsitfortheother1 December 20, 2012 at 10:49 am

Anybody know when the endtimes happen in Greenwich Mean Time?

actor212 December 20, 2012 at 10:59 am

Zed Zed Zed Zed Zulu Zed

I think.

actor212 December 20, 2012 at 10:46 am

Can I post my Discover Card number? You'll take good care of it for me after I'm gone, right?

memzilla December 20, 2012 at 10:54 am

C'mon, actor, you know even Nigerian 411 scammers don't take Discover.

SorosBot December 20, 2012 at 11:00 am

Do they take Diner's Club?

Radiotherapy December 20, 2012 at 10:53 am

Who has an Amex Card?? But here is my IP address: 34.678.62.871

SorosBot December 20, 2012 at 11:00 am

My ATM PIN is 1-2-3-4-5.

Rebootably_Joe December 20, 2012 at 11:24 am

The secret nuclear launch codes are 00000000. Wait, maybe you should write that down somewhere, just in case.

Chichikovovich December 20, 2012 at 11:54 am

Mine is four asterisks. Easier to remember.

Mumbletypeg December 20, 2012 at 11:10 am

You daredevil, you!

Radiotherapy December 20, 2012 at 11:15 am

I have been, however, stocking up on certain Ikea jams and designer donuts.

Native_of_SL_UT December 20, 2012 at 11:54 am

I was thinking today would be great day to find a car dealership where the boss believes in this shit.

proudgrampa December 20, 2012 at 10:55 am

WOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Martinis on me!!!!!!!!

metamarcisf December 20, 2012 at 11:16 am

Mayanora, Barb.

Chet Kincaid_ December 20, 2012 at 11:17 am

Everybody reveal your Secret Wonkette Crushes! We promise we won't ride your asses about them starting the day after tomorrow!

freakishlywrong December 20, 2012 at 11:26 am

I'm split betwixt you and kennyfuckingpowers. (avatars).

gullywompr December 20, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Chet, you really couldn't tell by the way I've been looking at you?

Barbara_ December 20, 2012 at 12:19 pm

My secret Wonkette crushes:
1. Chet

Chet Kincaid_ December 20, 2012 at 3:54 pm

I was not doodling "Mr. Barb" on my notebook!!

SnarkOff December 20, 2012 at 12:48 pm

I kind of have a crush on SorosBot. Actor212 also seems hot, but he probably has an avatar in every port.

Chet Kincaid_ December 20, 2012 at 3:55 pm

Oooo, I'm-own tell!!

Guppy December 20, 2012 at 2:09 pm

After the last restraining order, I don't think I have any secret Wonkett crushes left.

HistoriCat December 20, 2012 at 4:42 pm

If any situation ever called for a "All of them Katie" response Secret Wonkette Crush would be it.

natoslug December 20, 2012 at 7:54 pm

AOT,K

redarmyzombie December 20, 2012 at 11:19 pm

All of them, Katie.

EDIT: Dammit, THIS is why I should read to the bottom of the thread!

BigSkullF*ckingDog December 20, 2012 at 11:29 am

Yee Haw! See you all on the other side!

BornInATrailer December 20, 2012 at 10:35 am

That's actually pretty dumb.

EDIT: I realize my initial post could be (if you are special) taken either way. Allow me to clarify that was simply a snark-free reaction to someone complaining about calling something by its generally agreed upon name because of something else that is entirely unrelated. Next time my wife refers to her "monthly massacre" I'll be sure to scold her.

Radiotherapy December 20, 2012 at 10:36 am

"Because of the Sandy Hook shootings, I've decided not to be funny."

corthylio December 20, 2012 at 11:01 am

Or relevant.

memzilla December 20, 2012 at 10:36 am

"…The Washington Post can never get the Nixon-hating DNA out of its reporting…"

And he says that like it's a bad thing.

Giveusabob December 20, 2012 at 11:47 am

Indeed. Can we get this gene isolated and spliced into those ear-mice stat? Or at least some sort of vaccine derived from it?

asterixaverni December 20, 2012 at 10:36 am

Bork was a shitload of crazy. For his family, the people who loved him, I'm very sorry he has died. But thank whatever god you hold dear this asshole never made it to the SC and he quit the judiciary in a hissy fit.

mrpuma2u December 20, 2012 at 10:36 am

Saturday night of the long knives???

freakishlywrong December 20, 2012 at 10:37 am

Can we still say "ratfuckers" though?

actor212 December 20, 2012 at 10:37 am
elviouslyqueer December 20, 2012 at 10:50 am

Now why you gots to be all factual and shit?

BaldarTFlagass December 20, 2012 at 10:55 am

Tim Graham of Media Research Center: "NYT? tl, dr (too liberal, don't read)."

Dudleydidwrong December 20, 2012 at 11:16 am

They meant that no one called Brennan a "nasty liberal with a distorted, evil vision of America under Democratic leadership."

Chet Kincaid_ December 20, 2012 at 11:20 am

Nice catch!

actor212 December 20, 2012 at 11:24 am

I had a long argument with a friend (Texas, conservative, but not a Texas conservative) about how the Times distorts the political landscape by always pointing out the party of a pol when he's a Republican, but not when he's a Dem.

This was among hundreds when I grepped "Times liberal Democrat" off a Google search, so I never forgot it.

Doktor Zoom December 20, 2012 at 10:38 am

Well, dagnabbit, I mentioned the Saturday Night Massacre in the first sentence of my Bork obit, and this douchebag didn't say a peep. Where's my brainless wingnut outrage?

BaldarTFlagass December 20, 2012 at 10:42 am

Wingnuts are afraid of pony attacks.

actor212 December 20, 2012 at 10:48 am

Hey, that Pinkie Pie can be pretty badass when she gets a bad bag of oats.

actor212 December 20, 2012 at 10:43 am

This is Wonkette. Obvs they thought you meant it ironically.

HarryButtle December 20, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Just keep repeating it:

"I'm liberal enough. I'm smart enough. And doggone it, Teatards hate me!"

MilwaukeeKent December 20, 2012 at 10:38 am

If we can't refer to the Watergate event as a "massacre" can we just refer to it as "The Night Robert Bork went to the Crossroads and sold his Soul to the Devil" for the remaining 9 hours of the last news cycle to ever refer to Robert Bork in any significant way? Tim Graham is OK with that I hope.

SorosBot December 20, 2012 at 11:09 am

But that would be calling Richard Nixon the devil! While accurate, ever since he died we're apparently supposed to pretend that he was actually some respectable elder statesman instead of a vicious paranoid crook who did far more to stain the Oval Office than any blowjob ever could.

lefty74 December 20, 2012 at 10:39 am

I went to Gander Mountain yesterday and the most crowded area of the store was the firearm section. There on the alter displayed in prominence the big ass ASSAULT RIFLE.
Fucking freaks. I own guns but I don't fucking look at them like Beavis and Butthead looking at their first Hustler Magazine. Fucking salesman was prancing around like a cheap stripper consigned to the country club for a night. Gander Mountain Shameless.

BaldarTFlagass December 20, 2012 at 10:42 am

What's good for the goose is… to get blown away by an assault rifle.

actor212 December 20, 2012 at 10:43 am

Wal-Mart reports it sold out of assault weapons in five states.

I thought it was pulling the weapons off its shelves?

memzilla December 20, 2012 at 10:49 am

No, they said they were letting the weapons be pulled off of its shelves.

glasspusher December 20, 2012 at 10:50 am

That, or its customers were. Did they specify which states? Bet I could guess…

not that Dewey December 20, 2012 at 10:52 am

It pulled them off the shelves and placed them into people's shopping bags.

BaldarTFlagass December 20, 2012 at 10:52 am

No, they just pulled them off their website, where the liberals might possibly see them. No chance of that happening in an actual store.

thatsitfortheother1 December 20, 2012 at 10:53 am

Retroactively.

gullywompr December 20, 2012 at 12:04 pm

From what I hear, they pulled the Bushmaster brand name guns, but still sold other AR-15 type weapons.

KennyFuckingPowers December 20, 2012 at 10:47 am

Lefty, Yes the Gander Mountain is ringing the bell of freedom for IOWA. A half block away DICK'S are not being totally profitable merchants of death "this week". Its like when I went into rehab that one time. It didn't take.

Giveusabob December 20, 2012 at 11:59 am

On the other hand, most of the casualties caused by dollar-store assault weapons are accidents/suicides among the weapon owners themselves. I'm still not ruling out some sort of zany Xanatos Gambit by gun stores.

One_who_wanders December 20, 2012 at 12:50 pm

That link is going to kill several days for me.

Giveusabob December 20, 2012 at 1:00 pm

My apologies for not including this caveat.

Mahousu December 20, 2012 at 10:40 am

In the aftermath of the Newtown shootings, the Media Research Center itself is tasteless. (Of course, it is at all other times as well.)

Mumbletypeg December 20, 2012 at 10:40 am

"Innuendo goes in; outbursts come out. Never a miscommunication."

memzilla December 20, 2012 at 10:50 am

"Love flies out the door when money comes innuendo."

Pragmatist2 December 20, 2012 at 10:41 am

Just wait until Valentine's Day if you want to see the libs exploit this massacre thing.

mrblifil December 20, 2012 at 10:41 am

"Graham is a 1986 cum laude Honors Program graduate of Bemidji State University in Bemidji, Minnesota, where he majored in political science and minored in mass communications, and founded and edited the Bemidji Student Review, a conservative student newspaper"

I think that just about settles that. I think this Graham person never encountered the concept of Watergate until assigned to write about the reaction to Bork's celestial borking.

UPDATE: from the college website – "Bemidji State University: Home of the Beavers"

That'll do pig. That'll do.

EatsBabyDingos December 20, 2012 at 10:52 am

I'd be extra-credit impressed if they were the Winona's Big Brown Beavers.

Chet Kincaid_ December 20, 2012 at 11:29 am

Looking at their website's above-the-fold home page carousel, they honor their Native American alumni, encourage students to travel and study in Europe, have ecological programs that encourage conservation, have a black dude with braids in their music program, and a latino psychology professor. What attracted this rightwing fucker to the school?

HistoriCat December 20, 2012 at 4:56 pm

The website doesn't necessarily reflect the school. My alma mater's website has a healthy proportion of minorities in the photos and various feel-good material but that doesn't change the fact that place is full of Reagan-fetishizing douchebags who went apeshit on the night of November 6.

shelwood46 December 20, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Nah, I'm about the same age as this shitstain, and I remember Watergate. It was that show that pre-empted my cartoons.

bobbert December 20, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Yeah, I pretty much figured it was a case of perino.

'Cause who would want to voluntarily look so dumb?

Loch_Nessosaur December 20, 2012 at 10:42 am

What they're really saying is that there's no end to the things they're going to get butthurt over for the next 4 years.

Wilcoxyz December 20, 2012 at 10:42 am

Yes, instead of this negativity, why can't the WashPo celebrate the slobbering wingnuts the right DID get on the court to screw things up for libruls. Scalia! Thomas!

And by the way, young lawyer Rehnquist used to go to the polls to challenge the voting regsistration of black people. For Freedum.

BadKitty904 December 20, 2012 at 10:46 am

Didn't the Washington Post used to be a real newspaper?

Chet Kincaid_ December 20, 2012 at 11:32 am

Back when Redford, Hoffman and Robards worked there, yes!

BaldarTFlagass December 20, 2012 at 11:36 am

Abbie Hoffman?

SorosBot December 20, 2012 at 11:46 am

I thought it was Will Ferrell and Bruce McCulloch.

memzilla December 20, 2012 at 10:46 am

I have a vision of Andrew Breitbart and Robert Bork doing a Brokeback Mountain scene in Hell, but you don't see me whining about it.

elviouslyqueer December 20, 2012 at 10:52 am

My eyes!

SuspectedDemocrat December 20, 2012 at 12:12 pm

BEHAAAAAAAAAAAVE YOURSELVES !!!!!

glasspusher December 20, 2012 at 10:47 am

Quick! Somebody call the WHAAAMBULANCE!

SuspectedDemocrat December 20, 2012 at 12:12 pm

I'm dialing Nine WAH WAH right now!

HRH_Maddie December 20, 2012 at 10:48 am

I am patiently waiting for all of the people who had an opinion of Nixon to die.

bearperney December 20, 2012 at 12:21 pm

We're getting there, believe me.

bobbert December 20, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Wait a minute.

HRH_Maddie December 20, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Sorry; I never said there wouldn't be any collateral damage.

DahBoner December 20, 2012 at 10:49 am

I heard they believe in Pole taxes in Poland, too.

Crazy!

actor212 December 20, 2012 at 10:50 am

In fairness, she taxes my pole every night.

proudgrampa December 20, 2012 at 10:51 am

My vote is for "steaming dump of WAAAH."

Lot_49 December 20, 2012 at 10:52 am

This guy is back to remind us that gun-nuttery has always been with us.

Justice Douglas—now there was a liberal. He said our right to privacy was an "emanation" from the 4th Amendment ("The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures…").

And he was right. The fact that the word "privacy" doesn't appear in the Constimitution doesn't change what this says, even though 60 years of fuming wingnuts like Bork insist it does.

The fact that the words "MIRV-warhead intercontinental ballistic missile" do not appear in the 2nd Amendment doesn't make private ownership of them legal.

Originalist bullshitters are full of bullshit.

prommie December 20, 2012 at 10:58 am

Didn't he marry his 25 year old clerk when he was like 70, too? I like that guy.

Rebootably_Joe December 20, 2012 at 11:38 am

Originalism is just a fancy way to replace precedential jurisprudence with your own judgement. Any linguist, historian, or translator will tell you that even the most "objective" scholarship involves some interperetation, and thus some introduction of the translator's judgement in the ultimate product. Thus, "originalism" is really just an excuse to summarily throw out stare decisis and make up your own rules on the spot, all while invoking speculation about the framers' values to backfill a justification.

It is, literally, the definition of judicial activism. Or would be, if "judicial activism" ever meant anything other than judgin' while librul.

Lot_49 December 20, 2012 at 11:45 am

if "judicial activism" ever meant anything other than judgin' while librul.

Which, it goes without saying, is unconstitutional.

BlueMonkeh December 20, 2012 at 12:22 pm

We need a nuke in every home! For freedumb!

Goonemeritus December 20, 2012 at 10:53 am

They should be more pissed that the conservative movement is in such disarray that it would hard pressed to carry out a Saturday Night strongly worded letter these days.

E_Tx_Pines December 20, 2012 at 10:54 am

Well, if Bork didn't want to be remembered that way, maybe he should have thought about that before doing Nixon's dirty work.

BadKitty904 December 20, 2012 at 10:56 am

You mean he should've taken "personal responsibility" for his actions?

FakaktaSouth December 20, 2012 at 10:55 am

It is interesting how reporting what in fact happened historically always has such a liberal bias. And by interesting I mean, just fucking kill me. Nixon apologists live forever don't they?

prommie December 20, 2012 at 10:58 am

Cheney apparently will.

glasspusher December 20, 2012 at 11:05 am

I was about to say, at least when W was in office they had something worse to compare themselves to, but Cheney doubled down on that stink. If only the good die young, Cheney has achieved immortality.

prommie December 20, 2012 at 11:30 am

Cheney was Nixon's Chief of Staff, after the point where everyone knew the ship was sinking and only a soulless grasping corrupt bag of shit like Cheney would take the job. Think of it, when Nixon would come up with his criminally insane paranoid illegal ideas, such as the Saturday Night Massacre, Cheney was the bootlicking sycophant saying to him "great idea boss, brilliant, you should do that."

dr2chase December 20, 2012 at 11:33 am

Sort of a vampire Smithers, then?

doloras December 20, 2012 at 6:00 pm

The difference was, of course, Nixon was clever and evil. W was just a 'tard propped up there to give the rubes someone to blame.

Radiotherapy December 20, 2012 at 10:55 am

I love it when these tards try to defend Nixon. Hahahaha

glasspusher December 20, 2012 at 11:06 am

Compared to these 'tards, Nixon was a liberal in many ways. Would have backed Obamacare. Nixon had a bro who died of tuberculosis.

Radiotherapy December 20, 2012 at 11:39 am

Totes. Normally they avoid him like G.H.W. Bush.

prommie December 20, 2012 at 11:46 am

Pardon? Who?

SuspectedDemocrat December 20, 2012 at 12:15 pm

That would be the father of… ummmm… oh I forget. Probably not worth mentioning ever.

StillGoinGreen December 20, 2012 at 10:56 am

Henceforth and future forward, the word "massacre" shall not be used. It is insensitive to those who have suffered an "actual" massacre. Exceptions below:

If the Cowboys beat the Giants on Monday night football, it shall be known forevermore as the "Monday night Massacre". Score is not important.

The "Valentines Day Massacre" shall remain, even though it was was not "technically" a massacre (only 7 mobsters were killed – and they don't really count).

Any video game title beginning with "Mummy', "Zombie", or "Alien".

BaldarTFlagass December 20, 2012 at 11:15 am

Well, if the commies did it, it will still be a massacre. Or maybe a genocide.

SuspectedDemocrat December 20, 2012 at 12:16 pm

No that's just your garden variety standard socialism, like Obamacare.

BaldarTFlagass December 20, 2012 at 10:57 am

This guy is a real father raper.

glasspusher December 20, 2012 at 11:07 am

Are you going to sit next to him on the bench?

BaldarTFlagass December 20, 2012 at 11:00 am

Considering the things he did, today's Republicans would probably consider Dick Nixon farther left than Barack Obama. Except he was white.

CrunchyKnee December 20, 2012 at 11:04 am

Indeed. EPA? Talking to the Commies?

BaldarTFlagass December 20, 2012 at 11:13 am

Taking as long to get out of Vietnam as it's taking Obama to get out of Afghanistan? Including Cambodian bombing (drone attacks in Pakistan)?

orygoon December 20, 2012 at 11:00 am

What do wingnuts call it? I'm pretty sure it's the Saturday Night Massacre in all the (standard) history books.

BaldarTFlagass December 20, 2012 at 11:05 am

They probably like to call it The Night of Blind Justice or some such bullshit.

Rebootably_Joe December 20, 2012 at 12:01 pm

The Night of Long Legal Briefs?

Blueb4sinrise December 20, 2012 at 11:07 am

The Last Supper?

bikerlaureate December 20, 2012 at 11:18 am

Weekend Evening Unpleasantries ?

SayItWithWookies December 20, 2012 at 11:22 am

I believe it's called The War of Judicial Aggression.

Chet Kincaid_ December 20, 2012 at 11:41 am

Damn you!

Chet Kincaid_ December 20, 2012 at 11:39 am

Watahgate is known as The Waw Of Liberal Aggression, Suh!!

SayItWithWookies December 20, 2012 at 11:02 am

True, the term massacre is metaphorical, like "surveyor's marks," which I'm sure Graham vehemently condemned at the time, because it was a veritable slaughter of good taste and discretion. Anytime he would like to mow down such breaches of etiquette I'm sure he'll set his keyboard to full auto and hit the streets like Emily Post with an AK.

Rebootably_Joe December 20, 2012 at 11:06 am

. (He was also a crazy person who “believed poll taxes were constitutional but the Civil Rights Act was not.” If you haven’t yet read the New Yorker’s gentle murmurs on Robert Bork’s passing, please avail yourself now.)

Didn't Bork also believe that equal protection didn't actually mean for women, which was the other reason he would have overturned Roe, right to privacy or not?

SorosBot December 20, 2012 at 11:24 am

That's certainly the case for Scalia, who has said he thinks the Fourteenth Amendment only applies to racial minorities, despite the plain text.

dr2chase December 20, 2012 at 11:35 am

Right — we don't protect pregnant men from excess lead exposure, why should we take special steps for pregnant women? That would be unfair to pregnant men.

Oblios_Cap December 20, 2012 at 11:06 am

The New Yorker said it quite well. Bork was an asshole of the highest order.

So these wingnuts are the same people bemoaning the pussification of America? They really should take a good look in the mirror before writing about others.

BlueMonkeh December 20, 2012 at 12:23 pm

the projection never stops with these dolts

SorosBot December 20, 2012 at 11:06 am

Considering that the wingnuts have been launching their latest two-minute hate against one of the LGM bloggers for saying he wanted to see Wayne LaPierre's head on a pike, claiming that means he was actually encouraging people to assassinate the horrible gun nut, ( http://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/2012/12/on-me… )this is not surprising; they don't seem to understand the concept of metaphor. Whether they're just stupid or willfully obtuse, well, that's hard to say.

Rebootably_Joe December 20, 2012 at 11:12 am

They just generally love to claim (mostly metaphorical!) liberal scalps. Which is why, you could maybe believe that Loomis's language was strong or inappropriate or unhelpful or wrong because free speech, but the line sorta gets drawn when you stop criticizing and start calling the state police and FBI to get him arrested.

Weren't these the same wingnut bloggers who claimed they were being "swatted" and randomly blamed some obscure, kinda litigous, activist they were blogging about, with basically no evidence?

For that matter, Malkin, student anti-war activists, home addresses???

SorosBot December 20, 2012 at 11:23 am

People also have easily dug up one of the main wingnut bloggers, Glenn Reynolds, saying "Now that the State Department is admitting it refused to provide more security in Benghazi when asked, can we see some heads roll?" This is more of them trying to do what Breitbart did to ACORN and Shirley Sherrod. Fuckheads.

Also, based on some of the trolls' comments, they apparently think that this is revenge for allegedly ruining Sarah Palin's career by blaming her for the Giffords' shooting with the gun-sight map she had posted. Never mind that a) that incident didn't ruin her career; it was just one of a long series of idiotic ridiculous statements and actions of hers along a long slide to irrelevancy, and b) no one blamed that map specifically, it was just one of many examples of violent eliminationalist rhetoric used by the right-wing pointed out by liberals as creating the atmosphere that lead to the Giffords shooting; Palin's work stood out from the pack not because of any liberal but because of her "blood libel" response.

actor212 December 20, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Yes, because the personal opinions of a history professor should be equal to the boisterous and well-covered public utterances of someone desperately clinging to the public spotlight like an aged hooker putting on a new shade of lipstick

BaldarTFlagass December 20, 2012 at 11:12 am

How about "stupidly obtuse"?

actor212 December 20, 2012 at 11:17 am

See, here's the thing, Soros:

If, say, Malkin had said that about a leftie, you can bet one of their flock would have taken a crack at it.

They just assume that same sentiment is universal to political credo.

Chet Kincaid_ December 20, 2012 at 11:45 am

I'm going to disagree with you on that. We can't criticize their side for using violent metaphors (and you know we have been doing that for the last 4 years), and then get incensed when they criticize us for using violent metaphors.

Rebootably_Joe December 20, 2012 at 11:56 am

There is, in fact, a difference of degrees. There exist many violent idioms within our language, but not every person who uses one deserves to smacked down for it. Violent non-idiomatic language, or violent visual metaphors or depections (including "surveyer's marks"), for example, which have also been permeating the wingnutatti, are entirely different beasts. For the example above, Reynolds -who deserves plenty of criticism for plenty of other shit- doesn't really deserve any criticism for saying "heads should roll", except for the fact that outs him as an abject hypocrite on this matter.

actor212 December 20, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Loomis has admitted, correctly I think, that he used intemperate (his wording) language. Basically, he's not apologizing for the underlying sentiment that he wants La Pierre to be called to account for his responsibility but that his language allowed the focus to be taken off the tragedy and our response to it, and placed instead on his tweet.

ETA: Ol' Mrs Dr Mrs Perfesser walked back his umbrage about the "head on a stick" comment this morning.

Chet Kincaid_ December 20, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Call me a concern troll, but I don't like the applause we hand out to people here for concocting elaborate, violent torture scenarios against people we disagree with politically. It's not because I'm so stupid that I think somebody might do it, it's that the sentiment is self-debasing, and the content is not entertaining, compared to coming up with some other insight or well-crafted snark.

Rebootably_Joe December 20, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Also: "crticize" != "call the state police and FBI to have arrested", much as "criticize" != "publish the home addresses of," to reference earlier Malkin HILLARIOUS HIJINX

actor212 December 20, 2012 at 12:08 pm

She was hoist on her own petard for that, as I recall. She had to move to California. Or at least that was the excuse she gave.

deanbooth December 20, 2012 at 11:06 am

So I started jumping up and down, yelling "Guns! Guns!" And they all moved closer to me on the Newsbusters bench.

Oblios_Cap December 20, 2012 at 11:27 am

You must be moral enough to join the Army, then.

BaldarTFlagass December 20, 2012 at 11:35 am

You're our boy.

viennawoods13 December 20, 2012 at 11:51 am

But if you did it with someone else, in harmony, they'd think that you were faggots, and they wouldn't take either of you.

Wadisay December 20, 2012 at 11:08 am

So, OK, for the next week I will refer to it as "The St. Valentine's Day time that Al Capone fired his special persecutors."

chicken_thief December 20, 2012 at 11:08 am

But I can still buy an assault rifle with super sized magazine after the kiddies were massacred, amirite, Timmy?

Blueb4sinrise December 20, 2012 at 11:10 am

Video alternative

Mojo Nixon re: Don Henley

christianmuslin December 20, 2012 at 11:12 am

Would he prefer we call it Saturday Night Live?

SuspectedDemocrat December 20, 2012 at 12:22 pm

That show is hit or miss. They either kill the audience, or they die onstage.

Poindexter718 December 20, 2012 at 11:15 am

OK, kill, err, I mean, spike that story on the Romney family involvement in the Mountain Meadows Mass…unpleasantness…and the review of the Brian Jonestown … um..Kerfuffle…show.
Too soon.

MacRaith December 20, 2012 at 11:16 am

Alternate title for this post: "Wingnuts Furious: Reality"

That title also works for about half the posts on Wonkette.

actor212 December 20, 2012 at 11:21 am

Boy, truer words, man.

bikerlaureate December 20, 2012 at 11:19 am

I need a link to the current forbidden word list from the caring conservatives.

BadKitty904 December 20, 2012 at 11:42 am

I could use an updated copy of the Gay Agenda, too, please.

actor212 December 20, 2012 at 12:10 pm

And a Kleenex for fapping?

James Michael Curley December 20, 2012 at 11:28 am

Anybody hear from Nielist for a while?

Chet Kincaid_ December 20, 2012 at 11:58 am

I believe he is banned. I don't want to hear from him, it would not be "fun" to entertain his mental illness at this time.

GeneralLerong December 20, 2012 at 1:04 pm

I can think of no one more deserving of being cannonaded by sticky marshmallow-covered nerf ammo than Nielist. [Total lie, of course. I can think of rafts of people.]

Banned and unlamented.

doloras December 20, 2012 at 6:24 pm

I want to hear more about how Obama is the black Jimmy Carter and a for-sure one-termer.

TribecaMike December 20, 2012 at 11:28 am

"couldn’t the Post back off its ancient ideological hissy fits"? I will agree when the Media Research Center gets over it's own ancient ideological hissy fit about some guy who's been dead for 2000 years coming back to life and appearing to the entire world in the sky.

christianmuslin December 20, 2012 at 11:42 am

Or in Kansas City for those of the Mormon persuasion.

CleverSobriquet December 20, 2012 at 11:30 am

Wingnuts furious. Full stop. The end.

HempDogbane December 20, 2012 at 11:34 am

Howard Metzenbaum grilling Bork about big box stores. Now that was a massacre.
God , I'm old. And a dork.

larrykat December 20, 2012 at 11:39 am

Whats wrong with Nixon-hating DNA? I still have a bunch of Mussolini-hating, Stalin-hating and Al-from-8th-grade-hating DNA in me.

prommie December 20, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Ah, the good old days of Mussolini, when fascism was mostly a foreign phenomenon, and had not yet become the predominant political belief here in america!

Native_of_SL_UT December 20, 2012 at 11:40 am

I was just wondering if the Wonkette staff has just assigned a function key on their computers that types out "wingnuts furious" in order to save them a lot of time?

Chet Kincaid_ December 20, 2012 at 11:53 am

That key has to be replaced at least once a week.

prommie December 20, 2012 at 12:02 pm

To be fair, it should be right next to the "feminists furious" key. I mean come on, be fair, be fucking fair!

FakaktaSouth December 20, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Okay, you wanna go? Come on, let's do this. (takes off earrings)
I mean NOW you've DONE IT BUDDY. NOW I AM REALLY MAD. I'll show you fucking fair.

prommie December 20, 2012 at 12:34 pm

You sound furious!

christianmuslin December 20, 2012 at 11:43 am

Nixon was a crook!

Native_of_SL_UT December 20, 2012 at 11:45 am

How dare Newsbusters mention WATERgate while much of New York and New Jersey are still recovering from hurricane Sandy.

OneYieldRegular December 20, 2012 at 11:48 am

Very nice, Mr. Graham, very nice. Now get back to your desk and give us a 1,000 word essay about the massacre of American reading comprehension skills.

viennawoods13 December 20, 2012 at 11:52 am

Sorta OT, but whenever I read "Alexander Cox", I see Wally Cox.

prommie December 20, 2012 at 12:02 pm

I see "Archibald."

viennawoods13 December 20, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Geez I'm dumb. I blame the cold meds.

SorosBot December 20, 2012 at 12:03 pm

I see Dewey Cox.

christianmuslin December 20, 2012 at 11:53 am

Bork was a dick and Ronald Reagan destroyed our state mental heath systems by reducing or eliminating federal funding. The Reagan safety-net became an illusion. It's way past time to turn the wingnutters into an illusion, with votes, votes, and more votes.

PopeEdgardo December 20, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Sorry, fucknutses, but Bork will be remembered for two things and two things only: The Saturday Night Massacre and being such an extremist wingnut that even the gutless Senate Democrats found the balls to keep him off the big bench. Get used to it.

sullivanst December 20, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Ah, so, today Newsbusters believes in political correctness.

And it only took 29 deaths to bring them to that point.

prommie December 20, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Sirhan Sirhan says the same thing to the parole board every year, "won't you give up this ancient historical hissyfit?"

JustPixelz December 20, 2012 at 12:23 pm

I searched but can't find where these Media Research Douchbaggers have called out Fux News for:

"In aftermath of Garfield assassination, Fox News gives Dennis Miller airtime to deliver 'killer' one-liners".
OR
"In wake of national nausea over results of NRA gun policies, Fox News gives Dennis Miller airtime to deliver 'gags'"
OR
"Following outbreak of porn on the internet, Fox News' Dennis Miller repeatedly says 'Come on people'".

imissopus December 20, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Over at Protein Wisdom they threw a hissy because the LA Times headline was something like "Robert Bork, failed Supreme Court Nominee, dies." I guess any obit that did not first and foremost refer to the old shit as "Heroic defender of the Constitution and FREEDOM! and martyr who was harshly condemned by secretary-killer Teddy Kennedy" would be considered out of bounds to the wingnuts.

joeyblau December 20, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Clearly.. we need John Bolton to come and fix everything and make dem librals stop saying them bad things..

ttommyunger December 20, 2012 at 8:39 pm

Breitbart, Bork, so far so good. If we're out of the B's I'm hoping for Cheney next; if we aren't, I'm hoping for David Brooks.

Wile E. Quixote December 20, 2012 at 11:34 pm

Here’s a sign of how much The Washington Post can never get the Nixon-hating DNA out of its reporting.

If Tim Graham actually believed in any of the ideals that conservatives profess to believe in, and if he wasn't just another whiny little cunt-servative with the usual conservative addition to self-pity and butthurt he'd hate Nixon too. Richard Nixon spent six years shitting on Republicans and their ideals by:

Increasing federal spending and debt to the point where the US was forced to go off of the gold standard
Massively interfering with the free market by implementing wage and price controls that were the most intrusive regulations the government had promulgated since the Korean War

signed the National Environmental Protection Act of 1969 and created the Environmental Protection Agency with an executive order
considered implementing a negative income tax
considered implementing a national health insurance plan more far-reaching than Obamacare
admitted to William Safire that he wanted to ban handguns and require licenses for hunting rifles
Implemented the first significant federal affirmative action plan, the Philadelphia Plan
Endorsed the Equal Rights Amendment and campaigned as a supporter of the ERA.

If Tim Graham wasn't such an ignorant little cunt-servative he'd also know that it was Nixon's own oafish paranoia that did him in and not liberals or the nattering nabobs of negativism at the Washington Post with their anti-Nixon DNA. There was no way the Democrats could have won against Nixon in 1972. There are some people who would have described the behavior of the Democrats in 1972 as a circular firing squad, a statement which is entirely untrue as the Democrats in 1972 were so disorganized that they couldn't even form a circle. Nixon was forced to resign not because of the pathetic and hapless Democrats or because Katherine Graham was a big old meanie with a whole bunch of anti-Nixon DNA but because conservative Republicans like Barry Goldwater (who must have also had some anti-Nixon DNA because he said that Nixon was "…"the most dishonest individual I have ever met in my life") told Nixon in 1974 that if he were impeached that conservatives in the Senate would not vote against conviction.

aklibtard December 21, 2012 at 3:18 am

do you think maybe they're the ones that can't get over Nixon. I had to look up what the Saturday Night Massacre was.

prommie December 20, 2012 at 11:45 am

With more evil.

actor212 December 20, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Aren't you worried someone might see them on the screen?

miss_grundy December 20, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Darn! And I was going to come up with a Cardinal Torquemada and Spanish Inquisition torture scenario. Dang, you never let me have any fun!!!!!

GeneralLerong December 20, 2012 at 1:00 pm

You're right. Violent retributive scenarios require little imagination, dammit.

[Goes off to stand in corner and meditate on the possibilities offered by killing with kindness]

Rebootably_Joe December 20, 2012 at 1:15 pm

I don't disagree, my main point was that there's much more than a world of difference between saying "heads will roll" or "nail him to the wall" and lynching a chair or the "liberal-hunting permit"* or even what you're describing. Those two sets of things aren't even in the same universe. They literally obey different physical laws.

*which, it's worth recalling, was the origin of the original "with votes" meme in the first place.

Wile E. Quixote December 20, 2012 at 10:47 pm

Call me a concern troll, but I don't like the applause we hand out to people here for concocting elaborate, violent torture scenarios against people we disagree with politically.

So I take it then that you wouldn't be interested in reading my Anton Chigurh/Wayne LaPierre slashfic.

SuspectedDemocrat December 20, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Inquisitor, bring me… the COMFY CHAIR!!

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