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Just in case you missed it Saturday while you were out marching for equality, justice, freedom, reasonably priced love, and a boiled egg, here is Yr Editrix on CNN’s The Lead With Jake Tapper, pretty much owning cable news for her far-too-brief appearance on an all-star panel — CNN’s term, not ours — discussing the Women’s March and that inauguration thing that happened, too. They even managed to get “Editor & Owner, Wonkette” into the chyron. It was even better than that time we got our name in the local paper for winning the Cub Scout Pinewood Derby.

Not to sound like a mere fannish underling sucking up to the boss, but dang, she was good, starting with her opening explanation of why she came all the way to DC for the march — “we had something snatched from us, and I’m here because I’m outraged, and I’m here because I’m sad, and I’m here because I needed some joy, and I needed to see other women, and a few men — men who love women, or at least don’t hate them.” Also got in a nice comment on Teevee News, adding it was nice to see some actual liberals on a news show.

And then there was that lovely pivot where she spoke to former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, thanking Brewer for being so insistent on expanding Medicaid under the ACA — Brewer had even told the state legislature she’d veto any bill until the Medicaid expansion passed. “You saved a lot of lives,” said Rebecca, adding she’s worried what’ll happen if it all goes away. Brewer’s surprise at a dang liberal praising her was palpable, Tapper said it was “a lovely little moment,” and Rebecca won the Raising the Level of the Discourse Award, and also the No Seriously She Is Nice in Person Award Why Doesn’t Anyone Ever Believe That.

There’s other stuff in there, too, like a brief discussion of Donald Trump’s obsession with crowd size, and then they got to Mary Katherine Ham, a writer for The Federalist, who liked the nice tone of Saturday’s march and said it was a refreshing change from an incident Friday night where a woman who’d lost her husband in Afghanistan and a man who lost his brother in Iraq were taunted and spat upon by protesters as they entered one of the inaugural balls. Ham was careful to say that of course such coarseness doesn’t characterize all liberal protesters, just as Tea Partiers were too often portrayed by the press as if the most extreme of their members represented conservatives. But you know, liberals have a lot of biases, too, she said. This generated some epic side-eye from Yr Editrix:

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Ham went on to say that such completely unrepresentative nastiness is “part of the story, as is Madonna saying she thinks about blowing up the White House, which we very accurately predicted would become the rightwing talking point from the Women’s March, and thanks a heck of a lot for that, Madonna. Happily, Rebecca wasn’t having that, pointing out that Madonna’s point wasn’t about blowing up the White House at all, but about acknowledging we have strong emotions and moving on to peaceful change — which Ham dismissed as “an imoprtant caveat,” rather than the whole point. Said Yr Editrix, “You can talk about somebody’s emotional feeling without actually blowing up the White House, and to curtail it that way is dishonest, I think.” For what it’s worth, the full Madonna bit went like this:

Yes, I am angry. Yes, I am outraged. Yes, I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House. But I know that this won’t change anything. We cannot fall into despair. As the poet W.H. Auden once wrote on the eve of World War II, “We must love one another, or die.” I choose love. Are you with me?

Van Jones, who hadn’t seen Madonna at all but heard Ham’s version of it (and not Rebecca’s?) jumped in and condemned Madonna’s violent sentiments in the strongest possible terms, because shame on people for ever thinking bad things even in the context of rejecting them. But at least we got to hear Rebecca toss in a sotto voce “Chicks love Van Jones” before the segment was suddenly out of time, thanks to a Certain Interviewee having been late for his segment earlier in the show. No names mentioned, but there was a baseball cap involved.

It was Michael Moore.

The editrix herself would like to jump in here and add that no, she wasn’t smartly disarming Jan Brewer with Jedi Mind Tricks; she thinks it is important to commend an asshole when they do a non-asshole thing, and Brewer’s strongarming her own GOP into expanding Medicaid for Arizonans was not only good — and did save lives — it was a kind of Cool Dictator move. Also something something blah blah blah, she chooses love, when POSSIBLE.

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  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
    • janecita

      God, I love that woman!

    • Villago Delenda Est

      We need a side eye contest, and when it’s all over, the judges call it a draw between Michelle O and Donna Rose.

  • Nounverb911

    I love ‘Hey I know her’ moments when you see a friend on TV.

  • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

    we had something snatched from us,

    GIVE ME BACK MY PUSSY!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGNW5ltWowA

    • Kiri the Resistant Unicorn

      I didn’t know you had one. Where do you keep it?

      • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

        *Not to be taken internally.

  • Nounverb911

    What was Donna Rose’s reaction to seeing mommy on TV?

    • Martini Ambassador

      “Mommy stole my epic side-eye look! That was my thing!”

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      “Donna Rose will be signing autographs in the foyer.”

    • CogitoErgoBibo

      Not Donna Rose, but I’d like to think it could have been.
      https://twitter.com/AlvinIrby/status/823254080575438849

      • rebecca

        oh that’s wonderful

      • NastyBossetti

        That is adorable. I saw another one with a little girl who made a sign that just said, “Girls are good.”

        • JH Marx, Resister

          Yes they R!

  • boredcatlady

    Do we get video?

    • rebecca

      oh good lord. is it fixed now?

      • boredcatlady

        Is good!

      • PubOption

        All I see is a black rectangle. has Wonket broken CNN?

        • PubOption

          Working now.

          • Shawn Renee Ernoehazy

            It did not work for me. :(

          • JCfromNC

            It sort of worked for me — I see the video, but it has scroll bars on the top and bottom, and weird-looking borders around the video itself. Fortunately, I was able to get to the “full screen” box, which took care of that.

  • Nounverb911

    Jan Brewer had a classic ‘deer in the headlights’ look when Rebecca said she had something to say to her.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      These people are simply not the best and the brightest.

      • Celtic_Gnome

        Also, they spend their lives hiding behind layers of bureaucracy so they never have to confront blunt questions from real people, which is what she was expecting.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
  • Unpresidented_in_Seattle

    Tell us Becca, was Corey Lewandowski lurking outside the green room and pushed you. If true, we will beat him up.

  • mPEEg

    whoa, whoa, whoa – – Madonna quoted W.H. Auden?? I’m not ruling out that it could happen. I’m kind of excited it did happen.
    Then again, in this new now I should be excited when something purported to have happened actually happened, eh?

  • DoILookAmused2u ?
    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      What’s next? Piping in crowd noise?

      • Nounverb911

        Laugh track.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Dishonesty is what Drumpf is all about. It’s what his base is all about. It helps to illustrate that humanity has a long way to go, because many of us would not hesitate to stand by the barbed wire perimeter while tens of thousands are murdered inside it.

      • coozledad

        I was watching this yesterday, and the part where they discuss the clan system among the highlanders goes a long way toward explaining the perverse mindset of the Scots diaspora and by extension, the slaver south, and its direct ideological descendant, the Republican party.
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TW8bhB5oxQI

        I always wondered why they seem to have a predisposition to kissing ass. Now I know it’s a time-honored white trash cultural thang.

    • Vincent Ricola

      C’mon CIA. Let’s see some government takedown action like the conspiracy people keep talking about.. maybe join forces with the Clinton hit squad and throw some ideas around.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        Ambush at Mena while Drumpf’s connection is picking up his weekly supply of Bolivian Marching Powder.

    • BosGrl

      I love all this push back on the lies but, once again, where the fuck where they during the election? It’s infuriating.

  • Nounverb911
  • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

    Sure, sure wingnuts, you’ll cheer if real reality aliens do it but if Madonna strikes a metaphorical pose, you take it for reels.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/570d5e401cc940c4e0d8aab735ce972664b454d6115c1d81ab0a0ae05f2b6e9d.jpg

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Well, you have to remember that “Our First Black President” was living there at the time. The Deplorables being the Deplorables, always.

  • o’look Skwerl!
  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
    • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie

      Just once I’d like to find one of these idiots who actually has read and understands the First Amendment. For a bunch of people who claim to revere the Constitution, they don’t seem to have a fucking clue what it actually says.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        E plebnista!

      • Good_Gawd_Yall

        They know the parts of the Second Amendment that they like.

      • Celtic_Gnome

        Something about guns…

    • MynameisBlarney

      Good lard man!
      He’s got a severe and chronic case of Butthurt.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        He works for the World Champion of Butthurt.

        • MynameisBlarney

          The Undisputed Heavyweight CHAAAAAMPEEEEN!

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      Sean Sphincter.Sean Sphincter.Sean Sphincter.Sean Sphincter.Sean Sphincter.Sean Sphincter.Sean Sphincter.Sean Sphincter.Sean Sphincter.Sean Sphincter.Sean Sphincter.Sean Sphincter.Sean Sphincter.Sean Sphincter.Sean Sphincter.Sean Sphincter.Sean Sphincter.Sean Sphincter.Sean Sphincter.Sean Sphincter.Sean Sphincter.

      Bitch.

    • Edith Prickly

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! I do hope some former roommate of his steps up to do a Craig Mazin on him.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Perhaps…just maybe…one should reflect on why the paper would commit such a “misspelling” so blatantly. Examine one’s actions and determine just what would cause such a misspelling.

      Nah!

    • beingreleased
    • dude. Well know what we will be calling him from now on!

    • Tallmutha

      Too bad it’s not quite appropriate. Sphincters in the body control the release of piss and shit.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      They were a bit too loose with their Sphincter, but no harm no foul.

      • YoBunnyBunny

        Rogue Clippy Autocorrect?

  • Michael R
    • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie

      After the oath: “Now, let the grifting begin!”

      *mad cheering*

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      So diversity. Much drain.

      • NastyBossetti

        I see at least one woman, and someone behind her who might not be exactly white… what more do you want?!

        • Paul

          That’s Michelle trying to sneak Melania out of there.

  • Jeffocaster in the desert

    So, Honorable Editrix, are you running for Congress?

    • Apparently Richard Spencer backed out of his run. Editrix no longer needs to slay that dragon by getting more votes.

      • Nounverb911

        With votes!

  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

    It was better than the evenings “wrap-up” of the marches, featuring a panel of six men, one woman (Kirsten Powers) and Jeffrey Lord.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Jeffrey Lord = Shit on a shingle.

      • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie

        At least is useful – you can fertilize things with it. You fertilize anything with Jeffrey, it’s gonna taste real bad.

    • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie

      It was better than the evenings “wrap-up” of the marches, featuring a panel of six men, one woman (Kirsten Powers) and Jeffrey Lord.

      So, one bipedal reptile then?

    • Vincent Ricola

      I hope Jeffrey Lord gets fired when Trump bans the press from the white house and he is then forced to sell his man wigs for food.

    • NastyBossetti

      Seriously! I guess they had to restore things to their “natural” balance.

  • Vincent Ricola

    Yay! Speaking truth to lying Madonna smears AND scaring the pants off Jan Brewer for a few good seconds (she looked terrified lol) with niceness. This is why I love it here.

  • Nounverb911
    • BosGrl

      Vacation fill in perhaps? :D

  • Jenny

    Huzzah for our Editrix. Rebecca needs to start a podcast or something.

  • Rick Hill

    Idk…some people are getting a bit uppity for this administration’s tastes. We all should get our tracking chips updated and re-encoded just in case folks who criticize the donald start vanishing

  • Sandy Beaches

    there’s wimmins on that panel! What do they know? Shouldn’t they be makin’ sammiches or something?

    • NastyBossetti

      Don’t worry; I saw a panel at this same desk later in the evening that had only one woman on it, so everything went back to normal!
      Also, my favorite sign I saw on Saturday was hanging around a dude’s neck and it said, “I can make my own damn sandwich.”

  • Stulexington

    Agreed, we should let people, even assholes, know when they do a good thing and that it’s appreciated. It’s one of the reasons I love the Wonkett: credit where due.

    • laughingnome

      What about sphincters like Sean Sphincter?

      • Stulexington

        I was complementary of Cruz when he went all noble about family so I’ll say yes. Holding your own side accountable and complementing the other side is the key to actually breaking out of tribalism.

  • DoILookAmused2u ?

    America needs a mental health intervention. If I hear one more critic of Trump say he seems insecure, I am going to throw up.

    Normal people always think narcissists are insecure because they can’t imagine why else they would be so petty and lie about such transparently ridiculous things.

    Narcissists lie because they think they can get away with it. They just say things to make themselves feel good or to attack those that they see as a threat to their fake selves (and note, the knowledge that they project a fake self is mostly subconscious). They think they can get away with it because they lack the empathy needed to contextualize how others may perceive them.

    Narcissists really think they are “all that” and more. There is no insecurity. There is only a bottomless pit of need to promote themselves and attack their detractors.

    The same lack of empathy, however, means you can manipulate a narcissist simply by playing up to them and stroking their ego and providing what they crave at all times: narcissistic supply.

    • But isn’t the bottom line that they are insecure in a way when not validated? Because then they seek approval and or applause to reaffirm their POV?

      • DoILookAmused2u ?

        They are not insecure. Honestly, they believe they are smarter, better, etc.

        Insecurity would mean they are aware this is not true and compensating. They aren’t compensating. They just “need” constant affirmation, and they believe they are entitled to it, and they think all they need to do is say things to get that affirmation. In the same way, they aren’t attacking folks because they think what others say is true about them; they’re doing it because it is a threat to their narcissistic supply, and they are entitled to that.

        • There is one weird question to determine if someone is a narcissist and it is driving psychologists nuts!

          Are you a narcissist? A narcissist will answer in the affirmative.

          • DoILookAmused2u ?

            I don’t know about that. They do, however, consistently seem to think there is nothing wrong with themselves.

          • It’s actually real science.

      • C4TWOMAN

        I also agree with you. The use of “insecure” here may be the problem. Most of us use the word to mean feeling uncertain or low confidence. N/BPDs act with high confidence but have a fragile foundation. When it crumbles(usually due to facts), they rage and project. So IMO the FEEL insecure but ACT confident all the time, usually at the expense of other people. Making their insecurity moot. If you want people to care about your feelings, don’t act like a shit head.

        DLa2u might also be responding to a common misreading of “insecurity” to mean “they automatically deserve our sympathy”.

  • Sandy Beaches

    Kudos to Rebecca for giving credit where credit is due regarding Jan Brewer.

  • Nounverb911

    OT
    Mike Pence just issued a statement about his LOVE for the 25th Amendment.

    https://twitter.com/NewYorker/status/823552474493632513

    • Bill D. Burger

      ‘Sweet Dreams’….bet he reads it nightly before bed time.

    • proudgrampa

      Whoa!

  • goonemeritus

    I’m told CNN is terrible and totally dishonest so did this even happen?

    • laughingnome

      Comey says no, so it must be true.

    • Markuserektus

      Alternatively, yes…

  • Shoto

    Go Ms. Editrix. Also, too:

    “…she thinks it is important to commend an asshole when they do a non-asshole thing…”

    Yup.

    • Kinda like when you got a rowdy kid and you praise them for good behavior because it will inspire them to further good behavior.
      So no Jedi tricks, but Mom tricks for sure

  • proudgrampa

    Rebecca was so cool.

    She has this way of telling people that they are asses. The woman is subtle, I tells ya.

  • doktorzoom

    No idea what happened with video embed code, it is now in there. Refresh page to see the vid.

  • Antonin Dvorak

    Add Tim Heidecker (of Tim & Eric) to the list of people who remixed Richard Spencer getting punched in the face.
    http://www.avclub.com/article/tim-heidecker-wrote-song-about-richard-spencer-get-248860

  • Shoto
  • Wait, where is the boot on the throat of civil liberties bit?
    I read it on the intertubes so has to be true.

    • NastyBossetti

      That was that guy’s own commentary on Jan Brewer, not anything that was actually spoken in the CNN segment.

  • BadKitty904

    OT: As has been mentioned, today is National Pie Day.

    What I want to know is how is there a “National Pie Council” without me being a charter member?

    http://www.piecouncil.org/Events/NationalPieDay/

  • Sandy Beaches

    And Van Jones is like Common and Denzel mixed together in one delicious dish of chocolate mousse. Oops. I think that was supposed to stay inside my head. Sorry.

    • rebecca

      he is a little bit handsome maybe I GUESS

      • Sandy Beaches

        You were so coooool. Prolly ’cause you’re happily married and all that stuff, but I’d have been on him like Garfield on a car window.

  • stankbait

    Good things happen for good people. Heart and soul of gold.. Nicely done Trixie.!

  • anon_the_great

    Know what’s a Jedi mind trick? Saying it ain’t.

    We’re on to you Mrs. Pixel.

  • Rick Hill
  • House0fTheBlueLights

    When I saw the tape my train of thought was cool! It’s Trix she’s got make-upooooooooVanJones. Sorry. /shallow. #backtoourregularsnarkgramming

    • rebecca

      ME TOO!

  • baconzgood

    She looks hotter in person.

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      Would not be surprised at all.

    • C4TWOMAN

      But did you see Tea Party Ham smirk near the end? Maybe I’m reading too much into it, but it was like, “Who is this liberal chick again? Why is this loser even here at the popular kids table?”

  • UnsaltedSinner
    • For a second I thought that was Dumb-old Lump

  • boredcatlady

    Yay Editrix, you were fucking awesome on that panel! It really was a nice moment with ‘ol Jan, and a reminder to everyone that you catch more flies with honey than with vinegar, y’all.

  • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie

    “Boychik, you did terrific! Come over here and lemme plant one on you, you mensch!”

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/01/pres-trump-nuzzles-fbi-director-james-comeys-cheek-after-blowing-him-a-kiss-at-white-house-event/

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Incredible. They don’t even bother to hide it.

  • Mary Katherine Ham, she of the Ark Encounter Ham’s? or of the canned variety?

    • YOU MONS… wait, HAM? Carry on.

    • Thaumaturgist

      Not Ham, SPAM!

      • C4TWOMAN

        I’ll Just call her Ms.Tea Party Spam.

      • Spurning Beer

        That’s alternative ham.

  • Latverian Diplomat

    Well done, Rebecca!

    But personally, if I “won CNN” I would check to see if the game show rules allowed me to just take a cash prize as an alternative.

    • o’look Skwerl!

      Don’t take the Trump Steaks.

  • Nounverb911
  • Nounverb911

    “Wonkette Editrix Wins CNN”
    What was the second prize?

  • BigBoppa ~ Résistant

    I hope this becomes a trend. We need more progressive voices on the teevee. But please Trix, if you get an offer for your own show some day, make sure it’s on a station that allows dick jokes.

    • o’look Skwerl!

      And has a sexxy goat reporter.

      What? Why are you all looking at me that way?

    • Wellstone En Resistencia, Coño

      … and make sure it doesn’t allow comments.

  • zanzibar_buckbuck_mcfate

    Rebecca, voice of reason. You were a fantastic voice to correct the CNN bs.

  • Mirful

    As a long time Arizonan, I can tell you it was bad enough just living in the southern part of this state when JB was the governor. I can’t imagine what it must be like to actually have to sit right next to her.

  • An Outhouse for the Resistance

    I hate concern trolls especially when they have to lie to make up a point.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      That’s our Ham!

    • C4TWOMAN

      Does anyone if the spitting on families thing is trufax or exageration? Google is down on my end.

      • YoBunnyBunny

        Alternative fact, mebbe???

  • Nounverb911
    • Usedtobeyellerdawg

      Looks like he’s moving his lips.

      • Jenny

        D-o-n……

        • BigBoppa ~ Résistant

          More like: straight line…curvy line….circle….straight line…curvy hump….(hehehe, I said “hump”.

    • BrianW

      Before I read the caption, I thought maybe it was Charles Manson behind him.

  • Msgr_MΩment

    Reasonably priced love?
    That’s an alternative reality, Buster.

    • mardam422

      That’s Doktor Buster.

    • and a boiled egg

  • Rick Hill

    I doan know why everyone’s so worried about trump. Soon we can be just like our favorite places. We could be just like Tijuana and, maybe, tourists would come here to see OUR donkey shows!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pfwT2E6XJ4

  • Wellstone En Resistencia, Coño

    Becca was very gracious by thanking Jan Brewer for expanding Medicaid in AZ. That was nice. I stopped watching when Brewer was going to start talking about how the inauguration was going. I don’t care about that.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      It was all utter BS, you missed nothing.

    • Sandy Beaches

      All without calling her, “Governor Pointyfinger” – that’s some impressive shit right there.

  • Jus_Wonderin

    Cool. Congrats Rebecca!!

  • Nockular cavity
  • Ambignostic

    Dang it, I wanted to hear how Jake pronounces “Schoenkopf.”

    • rebecca

      he tried several times before the show, then just asked if they were going to chyron us so he wouldn’t have to ;)

    • Spurning Beer

      You know, I would think that being able to pronounce things would be a basic job skill for a broadcast journalist.

  • Nockular cavity

    It’s terrible that people disrespected Gold Star families. That should never happen. Why, I remember that during the campaign, one guy went on and on disrespecting some poor Gold Star family. Remind me, who was that again? Whatever happened to that guy?

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Sit down, I have some very bad news.

      • Résistance Land Shark

        and here’s a double brandy ….. drink that all up before we start ….

    • YoBunnyBunny

      THIS. The how-dare-you-disrepect-the-military-and-gold-star-families
      contingent still pulled the lever for he who is now
      Disrespecter-In-Chief.

      Please, lady, spare us all your windy, if highly selective, indignation.

    • SqueakyRat

      Muslim Gold Star families don’t count.

  • Jeffocaster in the desert

    I have been trying to articulate to myself (no one else listens) about election of Trump and what it is all about. I usually do not take politics very seriously, as I have no patience with that deviate so far from reality.

    1) Can people be THAT racist that they would vote against their own interests or simply ignore that they being lied to in order to see minorities beaten down?

    2) Is there no one left of decency in the Republican Party that will stand up to this agenda?

    3) After the example of Ralph Nader and his disastrous participation in the Presidential election, that Sanders, Stein and even outliers on the other side don’t believe in coalitions to achieve goals. Is compromise a dirty word?

    4) Does the Democratic Party not get that we need to immediately start at the grass roots, developing local, regional, state agendas that slow disassemble the stranglehold Republican have at those levels?

    5) I stood in line in a long line ’08 and did not have to in ’10. Enough said about that.

    6) Why do I bother?

    Sorry…..crawling off to a hole now………

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      1. Yes
      2. Nope
      3. Apparently
      4. Nope
      5. Hope and change actually did matter in ’08, but thanks to incessant proselytizing about how much the “big” elections matter, most people don’t bother with the midterms, which, of course, is where the actual power to create change lies. So. . . fuck the media, maybe? (they seem a convenient target)
      6. Because you’re a good person who does, actually, care more than you let on.

      • marxalot

        6. Because despair is the chiefest weapon of the enemy.

        • thewendyb

          Stay strong.

    • Courser

      Hang in there Jeff. I’m certainly not happy that the Dems are pretending this is somehow normal. As far as I can tell, they don’t have an original thought among them. They could have tried a lot of out-of-the-box stuff, to stop the inaug. But no, biz as usual for them. Not sending them anymore $ these days.

    • eka

      okay, being from pennsyltucky i maybe can kind of grasp what happened.

      1) some of it is racism, some of it is sexism. a lot of the factory workers who voted for obama voted for trump.

      a lot of it is not wanting to listen or think. people cling to whoever tells them they know the answer. it’s horrible. we got lucky with obama. we had a guy who spoke well, could appeal to the masses with a simple message, but happened to be smart and caring at the same time. that’s not usually the case. usually the one with the clear and simple message that appeals to all the people who don’t want to delve into policy is a demagogue. and that’s what we have now.

      2) probably not, but I plan to spam them every day until they are gone. Maybe not Casey. Toomey is the focus of my aggression, but I suppose a call to Casey now and then is important to keep him on track.

      3) eeee this is a difficult question because a) during election season we need to get together and work for the possible. and I saw it happen with bush and I saw even during our friday protests people speaking out against the obama administration and my thought was “don’t you get it? we need to start with supporting the people close to our side” but they still want revolution. HOWEVER: Obama should have pushed harder when he had the majority instead of trying to compromise. They don’t believe in coalitions, so we need to push whenever we can, because otherwise we weaken our side. We should be stronger than we are – the country is moving to the left day by day, year by year. And yet we are so weak because we aren’t organized and effective. Compromise is important sometimes, but sometimes it’s just plain bad for us.

      4) i sort of think they get it, but haven’t been able to organize it. there seems to be some organizing going on now. a friend of mine is trying to recruit people for school board and planning committee in our town. it’s working.

      5) don’t like it? do the ground work also! our municipal elections are this november. it’s not even a midterm election. it’ll be hard to get people out but i will do a lot of damn walking to try.

      6) because it’s all we can do, for ourselves and the world. why did I attend the march on saturday? because i couldn’t stomach not doing it. I work at a college and am sort of half faculty half staff status and am not eligible for tenure. a lot of tenured professors showed up for the student protest … i don’t think i saw any other staff – our jobs are not protected. but i couldn’t not be there. i can’t not fight. that’s why we bother. because the alternative is revolting.

    • msanthrope

      Jeff, it’s time for you to run for office again!

    • Bang Crasby

      As to 6), you’ve probably heard the corny holy man and the scorpion. If not, here it is: http://zeitgeistinma.blogspot.com/2014/05/the-story-of-scorpion-and-holy-man.html

  • Msgr_MΩment

    So, nu? Did Donna Rose refuse to be on the panel?

  • rocktonsam

    didn’t see it don’t have cable.

    did Rebecca talk any dick jokes or mention buttsecks?

    • ImGoingBacon

      probably not, but I understand she shared her recipe for red velvet cupcakes, as a way to promote this wonderful mommy blog/recipe hub. #alternatefacts

  • eka

    editrix was awesome and much more composed than i would have been about all that protesters being violent shit. it was the most peaceful and loving protest i’ve ever attended and to try to discredit by talking about stuff that happened the day before (and was rather minor as far as I can tell but still yes, inappropriate) is shameful.

    also that auden poem is one of my favourites, ever.

    • CatCafe de la Resistance

      If you look at the footage of the “looters” and “rioters,” they are all violent, angry men dressed all in black. Not remotely the same people who attended that peaceful, loving protest. It seems painfully obvious that they were planted Trump supporters–no one else acts like that.

      • eka

        okay, i will oppose that assumption because it sounds a lot like the conspiracy theories about violent trump supporters being liberal plants. i haven’t seen the footage, but i admit it’s possible they are leftists. possibly anarchists who hate both sides. but the women’s march was the most peaceful loving thing i’ve ever been a part of and what happened on friday had nothing to do with it.

        i admit there was one moment i was worried – a group of young men ran through the crowd shouting. they acted a lot like trump supporters in their method. but after two renditions I realized they were shouting “your body your choice”. still kind of freaked me out – when young white men run at you while screaming, you get a bit scared. thanks for the support, but please think before terrifying us like that.

        • CatCafe de la Resistance

          I know, it does sound like a loony conspiracy theory, “false flag” and all that. But honestly I don’t know any incidence of anti-Trump supporters, or women’s marchers, who act like that, and there have been umpteen example of Trump supporters acting exactly like that, so that’s why my mind went there. There certainly is a huge full court press to demean, diminish, and attack the women who were protesting, and this would fit in with that, too. But I know what you’re saying.

      • foreign agitator Captain Kraut

        Don’t you have an “antifa” in the US?

        It may be a purely European thing, but that’s what our black clad and masked angry young men, whose raison d’etre is brawling with nazis (and the police in a pinch, they’re all nazis anyway in the view of those guys), call themselves.

        And that’s who I first thought of when I saw that video of that nazi, Richard Spencer, getting punched while being interviewed. His assailant looked very antifa to me.

        • sadboy

          Generally don’t have that in the US. We prefer to expose them to ridicule, which I would have preferred in Spencer’s case, like when the Foo Fighters trolled the Westboro Baptists by dancing in thongs on the back of a pickup truck in front of their GOD HATES FAGS signs.

          That said, I think Europeans have good reason to beat down neo-Nazis, given what happened the last time they got into power.

        • CatCafe de la Resistance

          We don’t have that no. We have angry, bullying white men, who constantly need to reassure themselves, by bullying black people and women, that they’re “better” than them. This was actually different in that someone bullied THEM. I may be mistaken but I thought it was a black man, slamming a white supremacist in the face.

        • OppressedMass

          We have a small faction of “Black Bloc” anarchists in the USA who show up at demos and are sometimes violent. I’ve met a few – they’re young, they’re angry and they hate cops. I’ve decided that violence is counter-productive — but I’m not totally unsympathetic. I feel a bit like that lady with the sign: “I came to knit and punch fascists, and I’m running out of yarn.”

      • doktorzoom

        Nahh, not Trump plants. Self-proclaimed anarchists who genuinely think the way to improve the world is to fuck things up. They are not good people, but they tend to show up in the midst of lefty protests. Many may be apolitical, and just there for the violence.

  • Blackest Noobs

    also on Congressional Watch:
    Rubio Goes Back to Little Boy Pants!

    Marco Rubio attempted to wear some Big Boy Pants while grilling Rex Tillerson. But as predicted by pretty much anyone with working brain cells, this was Rubio’s much ado about nothing. Today, Rubio relented and said he would up vote Tillerson, turned in his Big Boy Pants, put back on his Little Boy Pants, and went back to being a pathetic shit.

    • eyelashviper

      As a Floriduh resident, I am just shocked, so very shocked.

    • Pampers Pull-ups I think you’ll find

  • eyelashviper

    Editrix did a very fine job of saying smart things, being considerate and actually tolerating having to sit within reach of Jan Brewer (and saying nice things, also too), and not losing it when the Ham face yapped, and when Van Jones (who I generally love), went off on a tangent, chasing that damn sparkly squirrel.
    You have more self control than I could muster, thank you!

    • CindyinEncinitas

      I would have come out of there with a couple of handfuls of Brewer’s hair. But I’m sweet like that.

  • mimar

    ‘Bout time, our “beautiful head!”

  • Christina

    I want to give props to Wonkette for being the individualist, (very) highly opinionated, idiosyncratic publication that it is. I first came up on it in my news app and initially took issue with it as being too overwhelmingly liberal. But I found myself reading it more and more, as the writing was captivating, brash, bold, and often just funny. Also I ended up changing some of my opinions probably because that’s what happens when you read a lot of writing with a certain viewpoint – it starts to have an influence. It just shows that attraction not promotion is the best way to persuade people…. Wonkette writers would not bend over backwards to convince me or anyone that what that what they say is true. But they make clear where they stand and I admire that. So I’ve listened and I hope others will too, because I think it’s good if something changes my opinions every so often. I dislike rigidity and am skeptical of my own opinions, yet for some people those very characteristics make them who they are and such people are necessary to orient the ambivalent minds of people like me. I never have used ideologue as a positive characterization but now I think ideologues have the laudable quality of moral fortitude; they try to live their lives in accordance with their principles. So that’s what I see in the writers for Wonkette. The priniciples themselves are to be examined evaluated before a favorable or unfavorable opinion can be formed of those that believe in these principles. And since the liberal ideology is mostly agreeable to me, I am such a person open to your influence. Let’s hope there are more out there who can be persuaded and that there will not be a repeat of this election. I am sure the undecided had their share of culpability in Trump’s victory. (I live in California, so really regardless of how I voted, I voted for Hillary). Kudos to Wonkette, keep up the fight!

    • chicken thief

      All good points, but if I were you I’d hunt for a site that allows you to make comments.

    • eyelashviper

      Very thoughtful and personal comment, thank you.
      I agree with what you say, but differ slightly on how I see ideologues, as in my opinion, they are not swayed by new information, but cling to a belief, despite evidence to the contrary. The fine folks here are indeed educated, always willing to look at real facts and information, and are reliably hilarious, which is my very lifeblood, especially in these dark days of tRumpville.
      Not meaning to be contrary here, as I applaud your openness and fine observations..

      • bbayliss

        I believe Christina means principles, rather than ideologies.
        In any case her message is clear.

        • eyelashviper

          I think so, just wanted to make a point, due to the ideologues and purists who did not help in this last election.

    • OrdinaryJoe

      Thanks for sharing. Too bad they don’t allow comments.

      • bbayliss

        The first time I found wonkette I was astounded that there were smart people on the internet.

    • rebecca

      what a lovely comment! thank you!

      • CindyinEncinitas

        That green is definitely your color, girl.

    • bbayliss

      What you describe is known as critical thinking and should be the first priority of any school.

    • Rick Hill

      Wait. You’re not going to also tell us how to make $97/hour?

      • Alternative Pony Ron

        Or tell us what a good deal you’re getting from Insurance Panda?

    • Jonny On Maui

      Well said Christina

    • Iron Monkey

      Wow, and I only stumbled upon Wonkette when following the Jessica Cutler Washingtonienne scandal.

    • doktorzoom

      Welcome to the Monkey House!

  • chicken thief

    Why do people think that “making decent movies” will translate to “will be a good guest to have on my show to talk extemporaneously on various subjects”?

    Moore’s movies are fair to middlin’, but I find him painful to watch when he’s a’ commentating.

    That aside: Congrats, Rebecca!

    • CatCafe de la Resistance

      He’s a slob who was part of the problem, with his anti-Hillary bullshit. They book him because he gives such a bad impression, probably.

  • Michael Loraine

    Hooray for Our Side! Go Team!

  • OneYieldRegular

    This was totally awesome. May Wonkette feature regularly on the terrible media!

    I did not care for that Mary Katherine Ham, though. A level of earnestness that high could accidentally cut somebody.

    • Heather

      I did not like that MK Ham
      I did not like her, Sam I am

      • Paul

        That was funny as hell. Thanks.

        Visit more often.

        • Heather

          Thanks. I’ll try.

  • DoILookAmused2u ?
  • azeyote

    saw the Editrix scaring the shit out of that Jan Brewer till she had to settle her down with some medicaid love – had the whole crowd spooked as to what could possibly be coming forth – only person who looked cozy and comfy was the She who doesn’t allow comments

  • bbayliss

    The beautiful Rebecca, who has a beautiful child, and handsome husband, leads by example.
    Thank you, Rebecca, your kindness is your finest feature.

  • Mark Schmidt

    Jesus H. Christ, Ms Ette…I had no idea you are so HOT!
    whatever, CNN Online is saying that Facebook is “Bleak”…I think they are READING us here and somehow take offense whey we say – often – that CNN sucks. but you DO, CNN, you really DO suck!
    Oh, and CNN sucks. Amen.

  • OrdinaryJoe

    A pop singer says she is mad enough to blow something up but knows that is wrong and that she will spread love instead. The Trumpenazis go apeshit and the media is looking for the left to fall over apologizing. White racists spread a lie that Dem candidate is part of a sex ring running out of a DC pizza parlor causing a shooter to show up at that location. The media give it a day on the news cycle and radio silence from the Trumpenazis.

    Lessons for Progressives:

    1. Don’t go on TV with lying liars and if you do call them lying liars.
    2. Identify media that use lying liars of being biased and in the tank for Trump to get ratings (are you listening MSNBC?) and the white supremacist minority.
    3. The Clinton era is over. We don’t have to hold our nose and defend Bill Clinton any longer. We represent the populare majority. We can reclaim the moral high ground and fight these battles from that position.
    4. Be polite when you can but don’t take any bull shit from the right.

    • Jukesgrrl

      I don’t think anyone ever heard the second half of Madonna’s comment. Every reference I read of it stopped after the “blow up the White House” part. An entire day passed before I read the quotation about love that ended her comment. If she considers herself to be a writer, she should know how to phrase comments better (and leave out the “fucks” since she’s no longer a twenty-something, rather a mother of some). But in her defense she did not advocate blowing up the White House and any media outlet that says she did is trading in the now-popular “alternate facts.”

  • C4TWOMAN

    Putting this here hoping our Wonkey Overlords and Overlady see it:
    I can’t find any thing else confirming protesters spitting on Gold Star families except for this link that seems to be 404’d:

    http://thefederalist.com/2017/01/23/ham-anti-trump-protestors-spit-on-gold-star-family-members/

    Ham making Fake News Spam? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e515a6db7af42dfdf80d754366d64fc523d5634843ae3048ac606f4693c01015.jpg

    • bbayliss

      I remember the same claim made about Vietnam vets. The evidence then was equally thin, but did not prevent it from becoming part of the narrative.

      • Jukesgrrl

        When I was protesting the Vietnam war in Pittsburgh, PA, as a college student, I was spit on by a right-winger who was on the parade route to heckle the marchers. He hocked a loogie right in my face. Did anyone care about that? No. I don’t condone anyone insulting a veteran in any way, I’m just pointing out that these people are not without rudeness themselves.

    • Rick Hill

      Have they started talking about how much the left is making fun of and hating on Barron, yet?

      • C4TWOMAN

        I’m waiting for that, but haven’t seen anything apart from Rosie’s gaff.

        • Rick Hill

          Not from us. It’s starting, though. And she only asked a question, she also said it would be a great thing if they became champions of helping find the reasons and improve treatments

      • CindyinEncinitas

        I’ve heard it.

      • Jukesgrrl

        Chelsea Clinton tweeted this weekend that people need to lay off Barron. Also a Sat. Night Live writer was suspended from her job by NBC for a rude tweet she made about Barron. You’ll probably never hear about that from Alternate Factsland.

      • What did “we” do? Did “we” confuse him for the family dog like the big meanies we are?

  • OrG

    So,cnn has rules that the smartest people get to say the least?

    • bbayliss

      the rule is: the smartest people rarely appear, you expect us to let them talk?

    • Bang Crasby

      And they must only be guests. Yes. Those are the rules.

    • CindyinEncinitas

      And if they start to make a really good point say oh, sorry, we’re out of time. On this 24-hour news channel.

  • Once&futureFred

    I wish I could comment here about how pleasantly surprised I was to see her Editrixness on the TV machine, CNN even! Awesome! Like two breaths of fresh air!

  • Axomamma

    Còngrats! Sorry, I can’t watch it, even for you. Tapper makes me physically ill.

  • oldmechanician

    Now we know where DR gets that wonderful side-eye talent.

  • shastakoala

    Was looking for the red sweater, but you look great in green! Well done Rebecca!

  • CindyinEncinitas

    Can’t wait to see you more on the teevee box. We need you. You are fast on your feet. Go get em.

    • sgt. jmk of the résistance

      Also with a lovely voice that teevee viewers will like also too.

      • tinker12

        And ‘trix is real pretty too!

  • Bill Slider

    Congratulations Rebecca. I see a window
    of opportunity that could be Yooge. For realz. Now that the GOP controls literally everything in official Washington, the media, mainstream, lamestream and pee-pee stream, finds themselves in need of finding credible loyal opposition to interview. Rebecca could find herself on Sunday talk shows and internationally more famous than she already is, really soon. The reason is easy, Rebecca knows how to complement the opposition, thereby neutralizing their voice, and how to use more reasoned approaches than blowing up the White House. Donna Rose, prepare to have your mommy, not Sarah Palin, on your favorite non cartoon channel. No alternate facts in this comment.

  • Jennifer R

    You invoked my favorite Discworld book in the very first sentence. I love you Dok.

    • How do you pick a favourite Disc story?

      • Jennifer R

        It picks you. We should be learning a lot from the Treacle Mine Road rebellion.

        • Dazza

          Yes!

  • Okay, it’s probably already been done but what the hell,

    We are not worthy!
    We are not worthy!

  • MynameisBlarney

    *OHJB gif redacted*

    The hell, disqus?

    Y U NO ACT RITE?

    This is totally not the right thread for that gif.

    • C4TWOMAN

      It told me my feed was empty a couple times this morning before I had to refresh…

  • sgt. jmk of the résistance

    This almost made up for not finding you guys at the march.

    • rebecca

      we were AN HOUR LATE to our own meeting spot!

      • sgt. jmk of the résistance

        I was about that also too, but my lawsy, people were jammed in to 3rd and Independence like well-intentioned, pink-hat-wearing, chanting sardines – I couldn’t even see through the crowds to find the meeting spot!

  • JD Mulvey

    Pretty sure CNN’s just using Rebecca to get Donna Rose.

  • Connor Fitzgerald

    “…reasonably priced love, and a boiled egg…”
    Has the author been reading Terry Pratchett?
    Make the nerdy nerds happy: just say yes.

    • Historicat

      Dok has the best Pratchett references!

    • doktorzoom

      How on earth would that line have appeared otherwise? In general, if it looks like a reference, it’s probably a reference :D

      But wouldn’t it be fun to live in a multiverse where that kind of line just happened coincidentally?

      • bobbert

        Hard-boiled, is not?

      • Jamoche

        Inspiration particles zapping through the air?

      • ahughes798

        I have never read any Pratchett, so can you, or any other Wonker, recommend which book to start with?

      • Connor Fitzgerald

        Pratchett steals from a lot of places, and I don’t always bother to track them down. You could use the famous Acton quote, for example, and if all I’ve is seen was Pratchett’s satire of it, I’d think it was a Pratchett quote.
        Anyway, ‘sfun, thanks.

  • Reality Kills

    Ha! Donald is going to destroy the job market. Protectionism is going to leave us behind. Every time that protectionism is implemented, it always fails!

  • gene108

    Way to go Wonkette!!!!

  • C4TWOMAN

    Moar on the Gold Star spit story, which someone logged into facebook might be able to confirm? The only results even with searches including the alleged victims names are the Federalist and a couple of news feeds(Federalist link works now-was 404 earlier)

    http://thefederalist.com/2017/01/23/ham-anti-trump-protestors-spit-on-gold-star-family-members/

    Ryan Manion, who lost her brother in Iraq in 2007 and Amy Looney,
    whose husband died in Afghanistan in 2010, were spat upon by anti-Trump
    protestors while walking into and leaving the American Legion’s Salute
    to American Heroes Inaugural Gala Friday night. According to Manion, whose Facebook post on the incident has been shared almost 2,000 times,
    they were not black-bloc-style rioters but mostly regular protesters,
    and many of them were women. Manion is a personal friend of Ham’s, who
    talked to her about the incident after seeing her Facebook post. Aside
    from that, there has been almost no media coverage of this incident.

    “As we made our way through the crowd, we were spit at and called some of
    the worst and most vile things I have ever heard come out of a person’s
    mouth,” Manion wrote on Facebook. “These people had such hatred in their
    eyes when they screamed at us. After leaving the event we walked
    outside and was first pushed by a man in a mask hiding his face, then
    told by 2 women that we ruined this country… As the one woman screamed
    the other pushed up against me and colored all over my mom’s shawl I was
    wearing with permanent marker. I am angry and I am scared. My brother
    and Amy’s husband gave their lives to protect the freedoms that we hold
    so dear.”

    Ham brought up the incident on CNN.
    Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/ryan.m.borek/posts/10155112825996833?pnref=story.unseen-section

    [I can’t visit right now because of Internet Nanny…]

    • C4TWOMAN

      Interesting contradiction:

      they were not black-bloc-style rioters but mostly regular protesters, and many of them were women.

      But then they say:

      On Friday, Amy and I were assaulted by angry “protesters” outside the
      Renaissance Washington DC Hotel, where the American Legion hosted a
      tribute to Medal of Honor recipients at their Veterans Inaugural Ball.
      We were pushed by a man in a mask hiding his face. Our clothes were
      drawn on with permanent marker by other “protesters.” And we were called
      the most vile names I have ever heard as we entered and exited the
      venue.

      Clarification? do these peeps have any video or photos? The cloths with markers drawn on them?

  • lroom

    The side-eye was definitly epic.

    • Jukesgrrl

      She learned that from Donna Rose.

  • (Major_Major_Major)ly_Pissed

    Thanks for the first sentence Dok. While me may have Mad Lord Snapcase for now, we still have hope.

    • doktorzoom

      I seriously need to reread Night Watch. Also, I think I’ll have to start referring to “President Snapcase” now and then.

      • (Major_Major_Major)ly_Pissed

        That would be quite apropos. Also too, Walnuts, W, or Guiliani as Lord Rust?

  • Lefty Wright

    When are you going to get your own Sunday teevee show. “Wonkette Sunday”. It would be a hit. Maybe you can get Trump or Giuliani on.

    • rebecca

      FIVE JOHN MCCAINS, EVERY SUNDAY

      • JustDon’tSayPeePee

        “now for our weekly lightning round of ‘Good News or Bad News for John McCain?’ Dok: Kellyanne Conway’s latest spin on Trump’s call for ‘intense interviews’ of rabbis and imams. Good news or bad news?”

        “Good news. It brings McCain’s only remaining talking point into the news cycle”

      • JustDon’tSayPeePee

        Also, too, does 5 JMs beat a full house?

        • herrointment

          I’ve got three Stamos and Two Doors Down.

          • JustDon’tSayPeePee

            I knew I shouldn’t have bet with two Stamos showing up at the flop.

  • whitroth

    Inquiring minds still want to know where the Wonkette was at 09:30 Sat morning….. (I was there until 09:50, then started maching.)

    • rebecca

      we were aN HOUR LATE! the metro was quite full!

  • Alternative Pony Ron

    Grr… why does CNN hate Canada?

    • JustDon’tSayPeePee

      Apparently they hate Cali as well, because I can’t make the video work even directly of CNN’s site.

    • phoenix00

      Cuz we’ve got beady little eyes and heads so full of lies?

  • Sedagive ’em Hell

    Lovely speaking voice, gentle demeanor, wicked when it counts.

    Nicely (and I mean NICELY) done. The reality-based community is well-represented.

  • laineypc

    With Votes, Madonna, with VOTES!!

  • Jukesgrrl

    Thanks, Trix.

  • Our editrix has a really lovely voice. I think I said that when I listened to the Orval and Shirley interview too, but it bears repeating. You hear so few really pleasant speaking voices, especially on news programs.

  • Vagenda and Pee-ara

    Mary Katherine Ham is full of bologna, and ham.

    • roberteye

      I’m always leery of some tale about liberals spitting on veterans. We don’t do that. False flag or some sort of misinterpretation of events, possibly. Video, with clear identification of the “spitters”, or it didn’t happen. And of COURSE she’s going to take Madonna’s “blow up the White House” out of context because that is what they do. And stop with the false equivalency of Saturday’s marchers to thoroughly hate filled, corporate hired and bussed in “Tea Party” asshats in 2009 and 2010. So her condescension about “well behaved liberal marchers” she can shove. Hurray for Becca!!

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        I’m pretty sure the Kochs weren’t sponsoring Saturday’s march, the way they did with the “grass roots” Tea Party. Probably George Soros and Beyonce were financing the march so that they could give out more Obamaphones.

  • roberteye

    Asinine Brewer naturally took Becca’s kind tribute, then went into some odd Brewerian rant about the magnificent inaugural celebration on Friday somehow “marred by shouting protesters.” If true, she should feel lucky she couldn’t hear the cheeto.

    • juno

      I was so happy that protesters drowned out the oath of office! Excellent!

  • juno

    Well played Wonkette on Jan Brewer. Van Jones is a little puffed up and disingenuous and dead wrong for taking what little miss abbreviated quote said. I saw Madonna and she was rightly expressing dislike for a man that is taking away our rights, healthcare and sense of civil society..and she said it her way. In short, fuck Van Jones. You were awesome and I wish you were on these panels more often.

  • SCK

    All hail Yr Editrix! You were genuinely awesome!

  • Me The People

    Well done Rebecca! You represent good!

  • Excellent work, Rebecca. You have a very pleasant voice, too. You need to be on TV or radio much more often.

  • empf

    Classy move to compliment Gov. Brewer. I’m an Arizonan and was not a Brewer supporter but I also appreciated her pragmatism in accepting federal dollars on behalf of the citizens of her state, rather than standing on her own personal feelings and denying those funds to the sick. That was no easy feat in this state.

  • Martin Chambers

    The camera was on the Editrix more than anyone else.
    Unfortunately she was too sensible and nice to be invited back.
    And you were such a cute dork doing the bad “driving motion”.

  • Begin Anew Day

    So is Wonkette editrix needing an agent now?

    Don’t screw around! Get the people who found a way to get Joe Biden onto Law and Order!

  • Serai 1
  • m3bosha

    Rebecca, you have a lovely, calming voice that totes makes it hard for con asshats to be mean to. You threw Brewer right off, and that was fantastic. Next time tho… go full biznitch, as they should get what they (de)serve.

  • Cranky Man

    Buried the lede didn’t you? The soap box derby! Now that’s something.

    • doktorzoom

      Well, to tell you the truth, I didn’t really win the pinewood derby. It was more like 3rd place. But my name was in the paper, because my mom was den mother that year. .

  • Celtic_Gnome

    That well-spoken lady in green looks like she’d be fun to have a beer with.

  • phoenix00

    Nice job Editrix! Bringing civility to CNN? Who would’ve thunk?

  • hvdv

    Boss Lady done us proud.

  • Wow, that almost makes me want to watch CNN. Almost.

    But honestly, congratulations, rebecca.

  • Pissed de Résistance

    I caught this segment on CNN Euro at about midnight CET. I nearly peed my pants!

  • SerialParkingViolator

    Total class all the way and I totally didn’t think she had been replaced by a pod person like some asshole on Twitter did SMH

  • rick

    Chicks love Van Jones

    – Yr Editrix

    So do many men, ‘becca, just sayin’. 😎

    • DustBowlBlues

      Miss Lindsay grabs his pearls every time he sees Van Jones in hi-def teevee.

  • Beowoof14

    The look of complete disdain Editrix gives to Mary Katherine was awesome. Followed by pointing out conservative selective editing was priceless. Please do more TV Rebecca,

  • Sheesko

    Okay, okay, I’ll buy some damn thing from the damn Wonkettetorium. Just stop, like, feeding the babby when you could be on the teevees making all of us look and feel cooler by association.

  • got2be

    Great job by Rebecca on CNN. Because of you people who did not hear Madonna’s speech learned that she was telling people NOT to blow up the White House. I enjoyed how you pointed out that even a conservative like Jan Brewer fought hard for expanded Medicare in Arizona. Rachel Maddow quoted Wonkette a while back, and now you were on CNN. I hope to see you there again!

  • Lizernst

    Yeah, what good would blowing up the White House be without absolute guarantees that Trump would be in it? Madonna’s message was clearly twisted.

  • parachihuahua
  • Kym In A Can

    “reasonably priced love, and a boiled egg” – As if I didn’t love this site enough, you go ahead and lead with a Terry Pratchett reference? God damn shit FINE I’ll donate. You found my weak spots. All of them. You’ve been keeping me sane and laughing and now this: I’ve finally commented. Guess I’m moving into the Wonkette basement.

  • DustBowlBlues

    Damn. I missed this marching around Tulsa and miss Rebecca. (Who looks a lot different than last time I saw her. ) Very soon, Anna Marie Cox will be eating Commie Girl’s dust. I just hope she doesn’t get too big to spend time with her acolytes, the Wonkeratti.

  • DustBowlBlues

    I actually just watched it. Rebecca was amazing. Media star on the rise. Cannot wait to see her on R rated Real Time.

  • Akat

    Ha, Fios and their throttling froze on Rebecca’s side eye. I proudly showed my husband. Before I started shouting. The rest of the video made me shout even more.

    Rebecca has far more patience than me.

  • RumAddled

    Just joining the world again—-Bravo Editrix!

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