TBogg is the Boyfriend Keith Olbermann Deserves?

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I hate to break it to you, TBogg, but KO is spoken for.

The Firedoglaker is at it again, attacking yours truly in a fit of blind partisan snrage (that’s “snark” and rage”), and once again getting his facts wrong.

The provocation this time was the fact that I pointed out Keith Olbermann’s fingerbang salute to Carrie Prejean. I actually took it pretty easy on KO, of whom I am a big fan. Unfortunately, some liberals require blind idolatry, even when it runs counter to actual liberalism.

I went on to critique the left’s treatment of Prejean, another big no-no in TBogg-land.

First, though, he references the last story he got wrong about me:

When we last saw  Conservative Pet Liberal Tommy Christopher he was getting blog-killed by Big Bunny because he had the blogdacity*  to go “shame shame” over Guy Cimbalo’s hatefuck article/post thingy. As it turned out, pretty much anyone who was familiar with Cimbalao’s article shared Tommy’s opinion, but the timing of AOL’s de-Tommyfying was enough to throw the wingnuts into a frenzy.

Well, they’re always in a frenzy, but it was kismet that day because the Mexicans, Muslims, and Negroes  were  behaving themselves. At least for for a few hours.

Now we see that Tommy has washed up on the shores of the  Mediaite (I don’t know how to pronounce it either) blog which is kinda of like the crackbaby lovechild of Politico and Tiger Beat (”Who’s Hot Who’s Not!” “Win a Dream Date with Dreamylicious Jake Tapper!” etc.).

The “wingnuts” in a frenzy? Right, like The Huffington Post, or Howard Kurtz? He also displays the same class that led him to make fun of special needs children last time, tossing his barbs at crack babies here. Real nice.

He also forgot to check his facts again. I got fired from Politics Daily, asshole. I still work for AOL now, still write about politics for them. AOL offered me a new job the next day.

He also posits that I only defend young, hot, conservative women. You know, like Kevin Jennings or Van Jones. Boing!

True, I was also fortunate enough to land a great gig with Mediaite that permits me to get out of my jammies and into the real world once in a while.

Factual lapses aside, he also goes on to miss the entire point of my post. By attacking Prejean’s tits and masturbatory habits, the left has amplified her importance well beyond what it should be, and made themselves look ugly in the process. Keith Olbermann’s (thankfully non-glistening) fingers may be worth a chuckle to some, but at what price? What average American is going to watch that and say “My, that Keith Olbermann is a clever fellow. Let me probe his views on marriage?”

TBogg says “As to his point that she has been amplified, her book sales (#846) at Amazon tell another story.” I say the problem was never that she was selling books.

Finally, before TBogg tries to accuse someone of being a “Conservative pet liberal,” maybe he should think about elevating his own editorial standards to at least equal Hannity’s. At least he admits he’s “mistaken” when somebody busts him.

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Media Lizzy Dismissed by Politics Daily:Playboy’s Hate F*** List Strikes Again

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For those of you who followed the saga of the Playboy “Hate F*** List,” it’s deletion by Playboy (then by Politico), my firing from Politics Daily, and its Editor-in-Chief’s campaign of lies to cover it up, there is a newer, sadder, much more unjust wrinkle to this story.  You may recall that Media Lizzy played a pivotal role in outing Melinda Henneberger as a liar, providing a smoking-gun email that detailed Politic’s Daily’s internal decision not to address the Playboy story at all.

Now, a month later, Melinda Henneberger has struck again.  From Lizzy’s new site: (bookmark it!)

I was informed yesterday by the (Politics Daily) Hot Seat editor that our relationship was being terminated.  Zero notice.  No reason given.  Nada.  Gee, do ya think it could be because of the Playboy controversy – and publicly outing Melinda Henneberger for lying about her relationship to the firing of Tommy Christopher?

As of this writing, Politics Daily hasn’t explained the dismissal.  I checked with other Hot Seat contributors, and none of them have been let go, although that may change if Melinda wants to cover her tracks again.

There are multiple ironies here, but chief among them is that this is an achievement of the Playboy article’s mission, to harm and marginalize conservative women.  In this case, it has managed to do so to a wonderful woman who was spared inclusion on the original list.

Along with the injustice, I object to the cowardly manner in which this was done, quietly, a month after the fact.

I take comfort in knowing that, although the intent here was not benevolent, my friend Lizzy will feel less harm from this than Politics Daily will.  Disagree with her as I might, it won’t be a tango without her.

Melinda Henneberger Supports Tommy Christopher Taking on Playboy?

The saga of the Playboy Hate F*** List, my denunciation of it, and my subsequent firing by Politics Daily Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger, just got a whole lot stranger.

I’ve been gratified by the  widespread support since my firing, especially since I only wrote what any decent human being would.  I would have been elated to be drowned out by a chorus of agreement.  Still, I am blown away by the source of my most recent accolade: Politics Daily Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger: (From HuffPo) Continue reading

Megyn Kelly Chills Free Speech the Way it Oughta Should

Ed Morrissey played this clip on his show yesterday, but it bears repeating.  This is only the 2nd Megyn Kelly clip I’ve seen, but she’s 2 for 2 now.

Some have made the tired argument that the Playboy episode amounts to a chill on free speech.  I’d present them this clip, and reply that it has actually resulted in a fine example of same.

That’s the beauty of freedom.  Everybody has it.  In this case, Megyn’s free speech was rock, and Guy Cimbalo’s was scissors.  Game on!

Top 10 Conservative Women I Love to Love

I am going to risk a major bro code violation here by being shamelessly lovey, and perhaps dovey, in view of other bros.  If I am grounded from ESPN for a week, so be it.

Let me first say that I mean no slight to the liberal, and other, women I love to love.  You weren’t the ones attacked, though, and I think you know who you are already.

I also have to say I’m not sure there will be 10 on this list, as my time is limited, but it went better with the theme. Continue reading

Politico Takes Down Light Touch Version of Playboy ‘Hate F***’ List

Twitter has POWAH!!!

Yesterday, I caught a tweet from Amanda Carpenter about her inclusion on Playboy’s “Hate F***” list (profanity below the fold), so I wrote a story about it, which got re-Tweeted like mad.  The resulting Twitter uprising apparently caused Playboy to take the list down. **{screenshots here}(In another weird twist, my editors asked me to move my story to this site, because even censored F-words add up after awhile.)

Meanwhile, Politico’s Anne Schroeder posted just the list, along with the title “Top 10 Conservative Women We Hate to Love.”  No mention at all of the offensive content of the list, just “Haha, look at this list…”

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While a few people left comments pointing this out, it wasn’t until another wave of re-tweets suggesting that folks call this out that the count went from 28 comments, to 96.  Michelle Malkin also called Politico out. Politico has now taken down the list, with the following non-apology apology: Continue reading

Playboy Magazine Violates Bro Code with ‘Hate F***’ List

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I already wrote my high-dudgeon, outrage-junkie piece about this for PoliticsDaily, and y’know what?  I meant every word of it.  Normally, I ladle on extra cheese and special sauce for a story like that, but this genuinely made me wanna barf.  Notice how I didn’t quote any of the other parts of the article.  As a writer, liberal, and feminist, I was completely sickened.

As a dude, I have to also cry “foul!”  See, dudes are governed by a bro code that knows no political ideology, nor any other -ology, unless it deals with facilitating the four noble dude pursuits: Eating, Drinking, Gaming, and Sex.  By writing their “Hate F*** List,” Playboy is guilty of one of the worst bro-code violations: Continue reading