Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Thanks, Wonkette...

for giving Salon: the Parody a taste of Wonkette fame.

(And for t
he record, we're really not hatin' on Joan. Just trying to figure out why she's hatin' on Obama, and wondering when she's finally going to recover from Hillary losing the primary...)

11 comments:

rwanderman said...

Did you read some of those comments? Sure you want to thank them?

Madame De Stael & Friends said...

I think it's hilarious that Wonkette even bothered to cover it.

They're not exactly Salon's greatest fans, though, so I guess it's not unexpected!

rwanderman said...

Hey, don't get like Joan now, pimping for pageviews, any way you can get them...

Just kidding, sort of.

Anonymous said...

It's Wonkette though. Comments are supposed to be snarky.

Wonkette, unlike Salon, manages to be snarky and glib without somehow ever being stupid.

stich said...

Congrats on the write up. Many happy returns from your friend Manos.

Hungarian Great Bela Tarr. said...

I'm relieved that there are other cranks out there who care a little too much about how irritating Salon has become. I was an avid Salon reader for years, but the Clinton-Obama coverage convinced me to cancel my subscription in February, and I haven't been back since.

What really irked me was the ongoing Joan Walsh meme that people who voted for HRC were "voting with their heads" while Obama voters were "voting with their hearts." Jesus -- how insulting can you be?

My head didn't tell me to vote for a cynical, corrupt, triangulating, warmongering, dynastic, deeply condescending and wooden candidate who is despised by half of the country and is totally unelectable. Nor am I "guided by my heart" to support a charismatic liberal who will energize the progressive base, bring new voters out to the poll, and help bring votes to down-ticket candidates in closely-contested red state elections.

Ah. See. I'm ranting. Anyway, I'm sad that Salon has become so irksome. All of the Obama hit pieces. The TV-news-grade punditry. Maybe a new editor would help.

Hungarian Great Bela Tarr. said...

Edit: out to the polls. Polls, plural.

stich said...

Well speaking for myself, I vote with my head, and may Salon's subscriptions numbers, slip deep into the red. I find it to be little more than a gossip and entertainment rag, and Walsh's opinion pieces are an always reliable out of touch drag.

rwanderman said...

Ah Manos is here. I can rest easy now...

Shannon M said...

Manos--the hand of fate?

stich said...

Hey rwanderman, glad you're here too.