Tag Archives: richard cohen

  america's greatest columnist

Dumb Old Man Wanks To John McCain’s Daughter

America’s conscience, the Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen, has discovered a bright new light on his teevee screen! Let’s see, is there some vapid, invented political-media personality from 2008 that might impress this confused oldster as he navigates the complexities of a post-9/11 cable remote? Does she have literally nothing to do with politics and zero standing in the party she claims to be tangentially connected to? This is a … a … YOUTH TREND! Read more on Dumb Old Man Wanks To John McCain’s Daughter…
  the future of test prep

Washington Post Doing Another ‘America’s Next Great Pundit’ Thing

As the air turns crisp and the leaves begin to fall, the Washington Post has once again launched a dumb contest to select new dumb op-ed contributors. They sent us an e-mail about this because they know we are fans of their opinion page, and apparently they are calling this “America’s Next Great Pundit, Season II,” which makes it sound like a real teevee show! Wow, if only! That would certainly get ratings. So you are once again invited to submit an entry into this contest, but please no minorities or women or people younger than 55. That was the problem they had with last year’s contest. Read more on Washington Post Doing Another ‘America’s Next Great Pundit’ Thing…
  america's greatest pundits

Richard Cohen Wants Obama To ‘Go Crazy’ On The Country Iran

The World’s Worst Writer has a Battle Plan for Iran! “I have no idea whether Ahmadinejad merely acts crazy or is crazy. I do know, though, that Iran seems intent on getting nuclear weapons and the missiles to deliver them… It may be time for Barack Obama, ever the soul of moderation, to borrow a tactic from Richard Nixon and fight crazy with crazy. The way things are going, it would be crazy not to.” A+! (PSST DID RICHARD COHEN JUST SUGGEST WE SHOULD NUKE IRAN FIRST? ) [Washington Post] Read more on Richard Cohen Wants Obama To ‘Go Crazy’ On The Country Iran…
  bearded antagonists

Richard Cohen’s Edgy ‘Postmodern’ Op-Ed Ends With Richard Cohen Insisting He’s You

Professional hilarious comedian and comedy writer Richard Cohen has written one of his signature high-concept columns about the New York Senate race. He starts off real funny-like: “Let me introduce myself. I am Harold Gillibrand or maybe I’m Kirsten Ford, a blending of the Democrats who want to be the next elected senator from New York.” “Harold Gillibrand”! Yo, who ordered wordplay with a side of regular words? It’s as if, by way of explaining Harold Ford’s pro-life stance, Cohen were to insist that Ford is actually pro-Life, like Life magazine, which he of course does just a few paragraphs later. Read more on Richard Cohen’s Edgy ‘Postmodern’ Op-Ed Ends With Richard Cohen Insisting He’s You…
  it doesn't have to be good

Washington Post Pundit Contest Submission Period Ends Tonight, You Guys!

You have until 11:59 p.m. to submit your essay to the Washington Post‘s “America’s Next Great Pundit” contest, the winner of which receives two doses of Richard Cohen’s “orange” flavor Metamucil! Supposedly the judging and elimination rounds will begin late next week and… oh god… we are just not prepared for this avalanche of comedy. [Washington Post] Read more on Washington Post Pundit Contest Submission Period Ends Tonight, You Guys!…
  world's worst writer

Richard Cohen Is President Of Satire

Some of the most ominous words you can read on the entire Washington Internet are, “Quick takes by The Post’s opinion writers.” The Washington Post has an entire blog for this sort of thing. Usually it is just like, “Wait, what happened? Oh my god you better bomb it immediately!” All other posts are the World’s Worst Writer, Richard Cohen, “riffing” on the morning’s news. “I am prepping to destroy this ethos of ‘comprehensive incrementalism,’ artfully.” Do not click on this link. [Washington Post] Read more on Richard Cohen Is President Of Satire…
  world's worst writer

TODAY’S OFFERING FROM… A CERTAIN “COHEN, RICHARD”: Celebrated Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen wants Obama to GET REAL now. You’re President, for the love of fuck — bomb Iran already! etc. etc. And it really was just a matter of time before Richard Cohen used this line, wasn’t it: “These Persians lie like a rug.” Amazing. [Washington Post] Read more on …
  print journalism

“America’s Next Great Pundit”: A Truly Existing Contest From The Washington Post

The Washington Post is offering you a very special once-in-a-lifetime chance to write a weekly journalistic politics opinion column! If you have ever had dreams of BEING YOUR OWN RICHARD COHEN, now is the time to enter the Post‘s “America’s Next Great Pundit” contest, the grand prize of which is an actual opinion column in The Washington Post, which your Wonkette Fact-Checking Desk has Googled and apparently used to be some sort of newspaper, back in the 70s. Read more on “America’s Next Great Pundit”: A Truly Existing Contest From The Washington Post…
  america's greatest wits

That Young Man Richard Cohen Has A Bright Future, In Satire

Do you want to know the most important and controversial news story ever in world history? Courtesy of the Washington press corps: Barack Obama does a lot of teevee interviews to talk about his policies, and he might be “overexposing” himself this way. (Can anyone explain what the dickens this “overexposure” argument could possibly fucking mean? People do realize that you aren’t *required* to watch television shows you don’t want to watch, or television in general, right?) Right. But where there’s epic tragedy there’s room for High Satire, and who better to write that than the World’s Worst Writer, Washington Post sociopath Richard Cohen. Remember: he is “a funny guy” and knows most things about humor. (No but seriously, [re-]read that linked 2006 column if you haven’t done so in a while.) Read more on That Young Man Richard Cohen Has A Bright Future, In Satire…
  clownfarts mcold

World’s Worst Writer Richard Cohen Back In Form, Pens Worst Article Anywhere On Internet Right Now

It’s been a while since we last checked in on the Washington Post op-ed stable’s elderly “left-center” know-nothing Richard Cohen, the Worst Writer in the World. After a profound month-long streak of weekly 800-word diarrhea baths earlier this year — climaxing with the legendary, “What if Dick Cheney is right?” — Cohen laid low for a while, talked about how nuts George Bush’s Iraq War was for a couple of weeks, safe stuff. NO MORE! Cohen has returned to form triumphantly (sadly) today with just… just a real lousy effort. Man alive. Take your bathroom break *now,* before clicking the clicky, because what you’re about to witness is… a Richard Cohen “concept” column! Read more on World’s Worst Writer Richard Cohen Back In Form, Pens Worst Article Anywhere On Internet Right Now…
  important local media news

Washington Post Fires Froomkin!

Everyone give it up for your capital city’s hometown newspaper, the very liberal Washington Post, which has abruptly fired its only liberal pundit, Dan Froomkin, who in past years did more than the rest of the Post op-ed staff combined to show how our beloved leaders George W. Bush and Richard “Dick” Cheney were careless law-breaking criminals from Hell. Read more on Washington Post Fires Froomkin!…
  clownfarts mcold

Richard Cohen Simply Does Not Know What To Think About Elizabeth Edwards

The worst writer in the world, Washington Post landed gentry spokeswoman Richard Cohen, has met Elizabeth Edwards and John Edwards too! “I know John and Elizabeth Edwards — not well, just a bit. I’ve been to their house — the old house, the one in Washington. I had breakfast with them. I found her smart, likable. I never knew what to make of him. A three-dollar bill, I always suspected.” He knew about this all along, basically. “She drove me to where I could get a cab. We talked. What about? Can’t remember. Now this. What to think?” Who fucking knows GAHH! Read more on Richard Cohen Simply Does Not Know What To Think About Elizabeth Edwards…
  clownfarts mcold

…AND LEST WE FORGET RICHARD COHEN’S COLUMN TODAY

The worst writer in America, Richard Cohen — that thoughtless, valueless, condescending, sociopathic sexist poster-boy for the vapidity of the Washington Post‘s opinion section — has written such inconsistent snot today that for once, we’re not the only blog making fun of him. He even opened with a smug little “Blogger alert” — “I have written a column in defense of Dick Cheney” — as a holier-than-thou excuse to do no research for his barking, again. The blogs did not pay attention. Others have already pointed out that in his column two weeks ago he declared that torture “unequivocally” works and that any debate about such would be “silly,” while today he writes that despite his disdain (oh?) for Cheney, “I have to wonder whether what he is saying now is the truth — i.e., torture works.” But we thought “wondering” was only something a gay Frenchman would do? Read more on …AND LEST WE FORGET RICHARD COHEN’S COLUMN TODAY…
  america's greatest pundits

Richard Cohen Simply Does Not Care For Affirmative Action

America’s worst writer, Richard Cohen, strings together the saddest tale of all today in his important Washington Post newspaper column. Overarching topic: the Supreme Court. Pertinent issue: Affirmative Action. Protagonist: hard-working white firefighter. Antagonist: Negro race. “Punished” victim: all white people. Unimportant litmus tests: abortions, “unions.” Only important litmus test: getting hard-working white firefighter’s job back from Negroes. Person whose fault all of this is: Barack Obama. “Supremely irrelevant” factor in American society: race. Bittersweet music to play in background: “Colour My World.” Policy that Richard Cohen does not understand: Affirmative Action. [Washington Post] Read more on Richard Cohen Simply Does Not Care For Affirmative Action…
  banal observations from our intellectual elites

Clarence Thomas Marvels At Dishwashers

Let’s play a fun game and decide which of these three statements is a lie: at a recent address to a group of high school students, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas: 1) wondered why we did not have a “Bill of Responsibilities” to go along with the Bill of Rights; 2) admitted that he thinks the dishwasher is “a miracle” that performs actual magic; 3) announced that he would be compiling these revelations and other bits of folk wisdom into a Page-a-Day calendar called One Man’s Opinion, to be published by Reader’s Digest, cross-branded with a book of daily affirmations by Richard Cohen, and marketed at thousands of Cracker Barrel restaurants along I-95. [New York Times] Read more on Clarence Thomas Marvels At Dishwashers…
  america's angry old people

Richard Cohen Simply Doesn’t Care For These Auto-Industry Bailouts

When Richard Cohen was a child — back in the good old days when people stoically died of everything, and our best days (The Beatles/Civil Rights) were still ahead, and there were bookstores filled not with these Blackberries, but real books, the kind a person could read without a telephone, or a pager, or such things — his psychotic father would push him outside in the middle of the night, on a primitive bicycle (no Prius for him!), its basket loaded with the printed, rubber-banded stacks of wood-pulp produced by our nation’s best newspaper publishers, a torrent of cold rain pounding upon the child’s prematurely white hair, a deadly pothole concealed by a puddle of dirty street water, and then BLAM!, the morning’s papers sinking to the bottom of the asphalt crater, the wood pulp thirstily soaking up the rain juice, the work of America’s better journalists blurring into inky clouds of failure. The elder Cohen, snarling with rage, grabs little Richard and begins lashing him with whatever’s at hand — a garden hose, a dog leash, and finally, savagely, the bicycle chain. This is why GM should fail. Read more on Richard Cohen Simply Doesn’t Care For These Auto-Industry Bailouts…
  clownfarts mcold

Richard Cohen Simply Does Not Care For This Obama… Pelosi… Whatever

Spastic curmudgeonly warmonger Richard Cohen, political columnist for the Washington Post, has noticed a number of things in the news over the course of the last week, and he simply does not care for many of these things. He lists these things, one after another, just like that. You young journalists… you go on and get excited now. Here is the master of writing. Richard Cohen. So let’s read a number of things that Richard Cohen wrote today for the local newspaper. Read more on Richard Cohen Simply Does Not Care For This Obama… Pelosi… Whatever…
  op-ed columnists

WHAT DOES ORGANIC MEAN, ANYWAY? “In the decades before my generation, America was all about hard work and being tough. We — or they, I should say — did not plant marijuana in the White House garden. First of all, only the Roosevelts lived at the White House. The rest lived in other places, mostly hovels and ‘hobo jungles.’ But we, or they, had great dignity. You did not hear about them going to see Jay Leno, not at all.” [AOL Political Machine] Read more on …
  clownfarts mcold

Richard Cohen Simply Does Not Care For This Jon Stewart

Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen is maybe the worst writer on Earth, yes? He has never made a valuable point in his life, and the only reason he still has a job is because, uhh, maybe the Post wants him to sexually harass more of their employees? Read more on Richard Cohen Simply Does Not Care For This Jon Stewart…