Case-in-point this week is the Little-Billy-Kristol-Replacement-Model over at the New York Times, Ross Douthat.
Ross weighed in lamenting about the travails, and sinking ratings of CNN, offering some of his sterling advice.
In it, he stated this;
But not the "Crossfire" of 2004. CNN overreacted to Jon Stewart's jeremiad, but he wasn't entirely wrong. The show was years removed from its Michael Kinsley/Pat Buchanan glory days, and its liberal hosts at the time, Begala and James Carville, really were Democratic Party hacks. (The conservatives, Carlson and Robert Novak, were much more independent-minded, but the constant need to rebut partisan talking points took its toll on them as well.)Whoa, hold the phone!
The liberals are hacks, but the conservatives, Tucker Carlson and Robert Novak, are not?
We're talking about 50% of the old "Errors and No Facts" writing team, the guy who had his head up the Bush Grindhouse's ass, helping them out Valerie Plame, not to mention, his mowing down pedestrians on the streets of Washington.
And the little bow-tied He-Man, he consistently threw partisan hand grenades, even going to the point of his "Right Wing" verision of Huffington Post.
You're just playing the old, "IOKIYAR" card there, Ross.
And, The Garlic wasn't the only one to have a little trouble with his column.
Glenn Greenwald took Douthat to school, for erroneously trying to label Rachel Maddow as a hack (which, to his credit, he tried to pull that one back).
Wonkette slapped him around, as well.
Keep at it Ross ...
We knew, early on, putting you on our Ignorant Dolt roster, you wouldn't let us down.