"Shoeleather Never Smelled So Good:" The Saddest Article I Ever Read

The whole incident described in the last post -- liberal reporters doing victory dances about a conservative reporter's error -- suggests that reporters sort of understand that no one likes them and no one thinks their jobs are especially difficult or demanding. And so they seem to be attempting to reassure themselves of their value.

The other day a New York Times article tweeted out this story, calling it "terrific," and saying they "couldn't stop talking about it" at a Columbia Journalism school class. (I believe that's right; I don't really care if the details are correct, quite frankly.)

I suggest people read it... and notice how incredibly sad it is. I call it sad because it is so self-congratulatory about an utterly mundane and frankly trivial bit of journalism. Simply tracking down the provenance of a picture that appeared on the web, on social media.

It all seems quite simple and easy to me: the author makes it sound like triangulation was used to determine what building a shot was taken from, whereas, looking at the scenery, it strikes me that anyone familiar with the area could immediately guess what building it came from. Further, he then talks about slipping into a building without buzzing -- something millions of people do every single day, and I don't mean criminals, I mean when you're going over to your buddy's and he's not answering his bell because he's in the shower, or beating off -- as if it's some kind of daring act of espionage.

As far as I can tell, he just goes to the building in question, knocks on the door of one possible apartment the shot could have been taken from, and leaves his card under the door of another apartment; in a couple of days, the photographer (who lived in the other apartment) contacts him.

And yet this is all presented as some sort of heroic tick-tock along the lines of All the President's Men. As if we really need a moment-by-moment recounting of how a trivial story was easily nailed down.

And the odor of self-congratulation is oppressive, almost like a stinking physical body pushing up against you, like you're the one cute kid in a subway car full of perverts.

Ugh.

If these are your thrilling victories and tales of heroic daring-do, Media, you're even more mediocre than I thought.

By the way, the line "Shoeleather never smelled so good" is lifted from the article. That's his Serious You Guys You're Awesome compliment for a reporter's daring act of venturing to a physical location and knocking on a door.

Honestly, this is like a plumber bragging to me he used a motor to get a sewage-connection pipe to make grade at the street. Yes, I see. That's... useful. But that's just your job, and it's a rather trivial challenge in your job.

Now, if this plumber went on to write this tale of Plumber Heroism up in an 1800 word essay for the New York Times, he wouldn't get published.

But the New York Times thinks it's just super when a reporter successfully performs a mundane function of his job.

Hey, keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for those stars, guys.

This is just one of those things you shouldn't brag about -- because we immediately realize that if this goes right on to your Highlight Reel, then... My God, how easy is your job every other day? How little work do you actually do?

And this just in:

Local Anchor Wins 2nd Place in Hotdog Eating Contest

Posted by: Ace at 07:25 PM



Comments

1 Heroic blogger closes italic html!

Posted by: JohnJ at February 21, 2013 07:29 PM (Tt6ky)

2

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 21, 2013 07:29 PM (8sCoq)

3 Looks like Ace has gone all Italic on us...

Can it at least be Oscan this time?

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 21, 2013 07:29 PM (Vk2pI)

4 What a shame to waste a first comment on such a bad joke.

I hereby denounce myself.

Posted by: JohnJ at February 21, 2013 07:30 PM (Tt6ky)

5 If that is where I think it is, I almost rented an apt in that building.

Posted by: rd at February 21, 2013 07:30 PM (zLp5I)

6 or the prick could have just used Google Earth

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 21, 2013 07:31 PM (8sCoq)

7 What do the bylaws state about sending the Ewok to the barrel...oh who am I kidding, he uses the damn thing for hunting cammo. Forget I said anything.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Ampersands Anonymous at February 21, 2013 07:31 PM (mbxHg)

8 Intrepid commenter manages to comment first on blog entry!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Kevin at February 21, 2013 07:31 PM (qMOf8)

9 My God, how easy is your job every other day? How little work do you actually do?


Hey, hey, hey. It isn't easy walking around with your chin in the air all the time.

Posted by: Brian Williams at February 21, 2013 07:32 PM (6TB1Z)

10 That's some real investigating right there...Pulitzer prize material for sure...

Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna let it burn really.really bummed at February 21, 2013 07:32 PM (9+ccr)

11 "Simply tracking down the provenance of a picture that appeared on the web, on social media."

If only some of this old-fashioned shoe leather journalism were being applied to -- gosh, I don't know -- where Chuck Hagel's paychecks were coming from the last couple of years, for example. Since Hagel doesn't want to talk much about that.

There are FAR more important matters than this to be investigated, it seems.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 21, 2013 07:32 PM (gqT4g)

12 Hey, hey, hey. It isn't easy walking around with your chin in the air all the time.

Tell me about it. Now get back on your knees, varlet.

Posted by: Barack Obama at February 21, 2013 07:33 PM (6TB1Z)

13 Post has been De-Italicised.

[Insert Sacco and Vanzetti joke here]...

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 21, 2013 07:33 PM (Vk2pI)

14 "I made doody again!"

//M$M

Posted by: sven10077 at February 21, 2013 07:34 PM (LRFds)

15
How about a real story?

Like why OPPD can lose power to half of Omaha's Downtown? But then he might have to understand electricity and stuff like that.

Posted by: rd at February 21, 2013 07:34 PM (zLp5I)

16 8 Intrepid commenter manages to comment first on blog entry!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Kevin at February 21, 2013 07:31 PM (qMOf

Hey, it's harder than it looks.

Posted by: JohnJ at February 21, 2013 07:34 PM (Tt6ky)

17 Is this how those daring media shcmucks outted the Obscure video guy ?

Joseph Nassralla Abdelmasih of Media for Christ in Duarte and Nakoula Basseley Nakoula ... The home's


distinctive front door with ... ..

Posted by: ette at February 21, 2013 07:35 PM (nqBYe)

18 Moron discovers his penis, film at 11

Posted by: Dept. Of Accuracy Dept. at February 21, 2013 07:35 PM (MhA4j)

19 Poised for credibility.

Posted by: garrett at February 21, 2013 07:35 PM (fCS/b)

20 I will investigate orgies at the local strip club by actually going there in person!

Ain't I brave!

Also, I'd like to thank Obama for making all those free condoms available that will result in some insense reporting action!!1!

Posted by: Intrepid Reporter at February 21, 2013 07:36 PM (Vk2pI)

21 Your knowledge of plumbing leaves a bit to be desired, Ace.

Posted by: garrett at February 21, 2013 07:36 PM (fCS/b)

22 19 garrett,

poised for baseline novice competence....

Posted by: sven10077 at February 21, 2013 07:36 PM (LRFds)

23 Don't mean to go o/t but is the obscure video guy that was ot at fault for the riots the President and the SOS , threatend and then jailed for other violations of making of a non issue video still in Jail?

you know the one that the President and SOS had arrested?

Posted by: ette at February 21, 2013 07:36 PM (nqBYe)

24 >>>Intrepid commenter manages to comment first on blog entry!!!!!!!!!!!!!


if you can deliver the story in 1200 words, I can guarantee you a prominent positioning on the blog.

But can you nail it down?

Posted by: ace at February 21, 2013 07:37 PM (LCRYB)

25 Is competing in a Hot Dog eating contest a euphemism for choking your wife?

Posted by: sithkhan at February 21, 2013 07:37 PM (u9ths)

26 oh plumbing?

like joe the plumber's
journalist plummbingers?

Posted by: ette at February 21, 2013 07:37 PM (nqBYe)

27 23
Don't mean to go o/t but is the obscure video guy that was ot at fault
for the riots the President and the SOS , threatend and then jailed for
other violations of making of a non issue video still in Jail?

Yes...

Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna let it burn really.really bummed at February 21, 2013 07:37 PM (9+ccr)

28 This is the stuff I really wanted to do and I got stuck covering plumbing. Reporters have it so good these days.

Posted by: Bob Woodward at February 21, 2013 07:37 PM (eHIJJ)

29 Moron discovers his penis, film at 11

A real moron never loses the junk .

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at February 21, 2013 07:38 PM (TQOZk)

30 I mean for fuck's sakes...

OMG Mr Prezzy there a SMOD inbound!

//Jay Carney



Er uh quick assemble a crack team of entertainers and journalists we'll save this planet YET!

//barky

Posted by: sven10077 at February 21, 2013 07:38 PM (LRFds)

31 Poised to satisfy 3 of the 5 W's.

Posted by: garrett at February 21, 2013 07:38 PM (fCS/b)

32 Hmmm... and if there was a no trespassing sign, on a controled door, he just admited to Trespassing...

But hey.... its OK... he's media...

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 21, 2013 07:38 PM (lZBBB)

33 wait...are there 4 or 5 w's in Journalism?

Posted by: garrett at February 21, 2013 07:39 PM (fCS/b)

34 When typing "fake" in the comments section of a Youtube video just isn't enough, you call on this guy... I forget his name. Ginger guy in a vest. Shoe fetish. Shit. Anyway, you call him.

Posted by: Dang at February 21, 2013 07:39 PM (R18D0)

35 >>>Your knowledge of plumbing leaves a bit to be desired, Ace.

what did I get wrong? I know if you don't have grade you need a motor to help gravity out.

Posted by: ace at February 21, 2013 07:39 PM (LCRYB)

36 I can't stand the nyt any longer. It's the smell, if there is such a thing. I feel saturated by it. I can taste their liberal stink and every time I do, I fear that I've somehow been infected by it.

Posted by: Endeavor to Persevere at February 21, 2013 07:39 PM (zZJJp)

37 >>if you can deliver the story in 1200 words

There I was clicking F5 with my left hand over and over again...

Posted by: Mama AJ, Assault Poiser at February 21, 2013 07:39 PM (SUKHu)

38 Matthew Hansen is no Brenda Starr.

Posted by: kathysaysso at February 21, 2013 07:40 PM (6H6o8)

39
Yes...


Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna let it burn really.really bummed at February 21, 2013 07:37 PM (9+ccr)

, it really bugs me. the whole fkn thing.
this is how any one of us could get screwed and no-body would care

Posted by: ette at February 21, 2013 07:40 PM (nqBYe)

40 Journalists are immune to criminal prosecution. Don't you people understand how a class system works? Laws are for the little people!

Posted by: JohnJ at February 21, 2013 07:40 PM (Tt6ky)

41 The scary part is, WHERE did the 150 lb manhole cover land?

Posted by: rd at February 21, 2013 07:40 PM (zLp5I)

42 So here's what happened when some conservatives attempted to practice the "good old fashioned shoe leather journalism" and track down information on Chuck Hagel's anti-Israel speechmaking.

Hagel gave two questionable speeches, speeches which he did not disclose during his vetting and hearings, both of which had been organized by the "American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee".

The "Committee" in question is an IRS category 501(c)3 outfit. This means that the "Committee" in question is required under federal law to provide any interested party, promptly and for free, with a copy of the outfit's Form 990, which indicates who their financial backers are.

"Would the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee comply with IRS instructions and allow reporters for the Free Beacon
to look upon the organization’s 990, so that the public might be better
informed about the funding sources of an organization that has been
injected into a national political debate?
The answer was no. And not only was the answer no, but these particular Free Beacon reporters were not allowed into the group’s offices. Nor were the Free Beacon
reporters’ phone calls returned. Receipt of a hand-delivered request
for the Form 990, provided to the security guard at the ADC’s
headquarters, was not acknowledged."

Read the whole thing, and prepare for your head to blow up with fury.

http://freebeacon.com/our-incorrigible-media/

Posted by: torquewrench at February 21, 2013 07:41 PM (gqT4g)

43 FAST AND FURIOUS, BENGHAZI, SOLYNDRA.....OH FOR GOD'S SAKE LET IT BURN

Posted by: phoenixgirl waiting for spring training at February 21, 2013 07:41 PM (GVxQo)

44
what did I get wrong? I know if you don't have grade you need a motor to help gravity out.

Grade won't be affected by use of a motor...unless the motor is part of an excavator used to re-set your line...

Perhaps you mean a pump?

Posted by: garrett at February 21, 2013 07:42 PM (fCS/b)

45 This use of commenter Ian S.'s Serious You Guys line is better than the last one (should it have been Seriously You Guys this time? Creator's choice, I guess). But the original is still the one that makes me laugh.

Posted by: Splunge at February 21, 2013 07:42 PM (2IW5Q)

46 43
FAST AND FURIOUS, BENGHAZI, SOLYNDRA.....OH FOR GOD'S SAKE LET IT BURN

Posted by: phoenixgirl waiting for spring training at February 21, 2013 07:41 PM

Don't think we have much choice. It's going up....

Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna let it burn really.really bummed at February 21, 2013 07:42 PM (9+ccr)

47 But the New York Times thinks it's just super when a reporter successfully performs a mundane function of his job.



HAH! This is exactly what I'm talking about when I say I HATE being complimented for doing my job. I hate it. A simple, "Thanks!" is all I really need. When someone falls over themselves to praise my name -- "Oh MWR, you're the best. You're awesome! That would have taken me all week, and you got it done in an hour!" -- not only is it embarrassing for me, I feel embarrassed for THEM. I mean Jeezy Creezy, have some self-respect. Ooooh, I converted your PDF to a Word doc and fixed the formatting. Apparently that makes me a fucking goddess. Because I did the most basic aspect of my job; something that anyone in my office could do if they spent FIVE SECONDS thinking for themselves.



Reporters apparently have the self-respect of a particularly low-functioning species of algae. But oh, they have SO MUCH self regard.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 21, 2013 07:42 PM (CA2NO)

48 C'MON MASSIVE SOLAR FLARE! YOU CAN DO THIS!

Posted by: Dang at February 21, 2013 07:43 PM (R18D0)

49 what did I get wrong? I know if you don't have grade you need a motor to help gravity out.

One word Ace . Coke Zero bottle .

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at February 21, 2013 07:43 PM (TQOZk)

50
Local Anchor Wins 2nd Place in Hotdog Eating Contest


Did more than one person just interview SCOAMF?

Posted by: John P. Squibob at February 21, 2013 07:43 PM (cQAlw)

51 Local Anchor Wins 2nd Place in Hotdog Eating Contest

And by 'hot dog' you mean cock, right?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 21, 2013 07:43 PM (Ipj15)

52 Languid commenter manages to miss #50. Film at 11.

Posted by: filbert at February 21, 2013 07:43 PM (NaNKB)

53 I can still operate a pencil and pad. Worship me, bitchazz!

Posted by: NYTimeser at February 21, 2013 07:44 PM (eHIJJ)

54 >>>Coke Zero bottle .

that works. I've done it like five times.

Then I broke down and bought a plunger.

But it works. I have improved your Skill Base by that little bit.

You're welcome.

Posted by: ace at February 21, 2013 07:44 PM (LCRYB)

55 And by 'hot dog' you mean cock, right?

Posted by: weft cut-loop

*giggle*

Posted by: Reggie Love and Barely Obama in a 69 at February 21, 2013 07:45 PM (R18D0)

56
if you can deliver the story in 1200 words, I can guarantee you a prominent positioning on the blog.




But can you nail it down?




Posted by: ace at February 21, 2013 07:37 PM (LCRYB)


Okay, I laughed. A LOT.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 21, 2013 07:45 PM (CA2NO)

57 53
I can still operate a pencil and pad. Worship me, bitchazz!


Posted by: NYTimeser at February 21, 2013 07:44 PM (eHIJJ)

How do you spell Messiah?---'' Thank's ,NYT's reporter...

Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna let it burn really.really bummed at February 21, 2013 07:45 PM (9+ccr)

58 Hey, at least he's getting a paycheck!! Unlike your son,he's notblowing bums under the bridge for a crack fix.

Posted by: Old Man Hansen at February 21, 2013 07:45 PM (i7B17)

59 NBC Presents ...

DAVID CARR,
OBITUARY
REPORTER

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 21, 2013 07:46 PM (Ipj15)

60 Leftist love to admire themselves, and other leftists. Fuck, they slap each other on the back (atta boy) and hand out awards to each other every year. Of course they celebrate mediocrity and the mundane because that is what they are.

Posted by: wattyler1381 at February 21, 2013 07:46 PM (F2Vrz)

61 Local Reporter Makes Phone Call, Verifies Story

Posted by: rdbrewer at February 21, 2013 07:46 PM (Iyg03)

62 My God. Their lives are so meaningless. No wonder they are trying to run mine. Theirs has no point.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Offering Moobats Gasoline and Matches at February 21, 2013 07:47 PM (0q2P7)

63 It's difficult being a thought leader. It is.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 21, 2013 07:47 PM (BuSM8)

64 Local Reporter Uses "The Net" to Find Information

Posted by: rdbrewer at February 21, 2013 07:47 PM (Iyg03)

65 62 MikeTheMoose,

Yup it is also why there will either be a divorce or they will win because we refuse to take them seriously enough and they will NEVER stop....

Posted by: sven10077 at February 21, 2013 07:47 PM (LRFds)

66 47
HAH!
This is exactly what I'm talking about when I say I HATE being
complimented for doing my job. I hate it. A simple, "Thanks!" is all I
really need.


Me too, mostly. But every now and then, I pass a miracle, and it's even worse to have no one seem to realize it.

That's not what happened in this case. One could see it as Media self-overpraising, or as a tragic monument to the Lost Art of Reporting. I'm betting on the latter. They really don't know how to do their jobs anymore, in this era of Reporting == Smooching Obama's Skinny Bottom. So seeing someone do the job is remarkable! exceptional!

Even Jake Tapper, despite his lack of kowtowing to the left, was promoted, because he was really doing the job. So few are, these days.

Posted by: Splunge at February 21, 2013 07:47 PM (2IW5Q)

67
I have to eat shoe leather because of sequestration.

Posted by: The Sad Seal at February 21, 2013 07:47 PM (p/cQy)

68 ISON/Massive Solar Flare 2013! A permanent end to the Obama agenda!

Posted by: JohnJ at February 21, 2013 07:47 PM (Tt6ky)

69 Just wait until this reporter writes his next story: "Gobsmacked: My Cruel Discovery of 'Effort Shock'."

Posted by: Dave at Garfield Ridge at February 21, 2013 07:48 PM (Ys6PL)

70 "... no one likes them and no one thinks their jobs are especially difficult or demanding."

Feed the dancing reporter to the crying seal.

Posted by: angel with a sword at February 21, 2013 07:48 PM (LCb5K)

71 When all you have is wordsmithing the bar is already set pretty low.

Posted by: John P. Squibob at February 21, 2013 07:49 PM (cQAlw)

72 "if you can deliver the story in 1200 words, I can guarantee you a prominent positioning on the blog."

That's not even enough for a movie review intro. Will the real AoSHQ please stand up?

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at February 21, 2013 07:49 PM (eHIJJ)

73 hahah

what did I get wrong? I know if you don't have grade you need a motor to help gravity out.



One word Ace . Coke Zero bottle .

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at February 21, 2013 07:43 PM (TQOZk)

so i google
plumbing nd Coke Zero Bottle , and i get ace of spades

how to fix a toilet. and btw i didn't see that rememdy anywhere else on fixing a stopped toilet.
so now i wonder
Is this a Hoax!
and could i be mad if i tried it and made a mess but didn't fix the stoppage?

Posted by: ette at February 21, 2013 07:49 PM (nqBYe)

74 and Ottawa is on the board with a shortie!

Posted by: garrett at February 21, 2013 07:49 PM (fCS/b)

75 I heard the interwebs will be slowed down because of sequestration.

Posted by: Foghorn Leghorn at February 21, 2013 07:50 PM (n8LUb)

76 The saddest sad part is 90% of all the people who have or will read this article- are commenting on this blog right now.

Posted by: Statman at February 21, 2013 07:50 PM (i7B17)

77 72 Anonymous Drivel,

That son is the difference between Star Editor "making a Serious Guys for real!" update and a junior Cub Cob sir...

Posted by: sven10077 at February 21, 2013 07:50 PM (LRFds)

78 61
Local Reporter Makes Phone Call, Verifies Story


This post made me laugh. Good one.

Posted by: Splunge at February 21, 2013 07:50 PM (2IW5Q)

79 Next up, a WaPo reporter's thrilling account of waiting all day for the cable guy to show up. The twists! The turns! Will the guy arrive between 10 and Noon? Noon and 2? 2 and 4? WILL HE BE HELD OVER UNTIL THE NEXT DAY?



Read the Washington Post this Saturday to find out the conclusion!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 21, 2013 07:51 PM (CA2NO)

80 Local Reporter Makes Phone Call, Verifies Story


Posted by: rdbrewer at February 21, 2013 07:46 PM (Iyg03)


That WOULD be newsworthy.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 21, 2013 07:51 PM (CA2NO)

81 for a reporter's daring act of venturing to a physical location and knocking on a door.

Considering most of them can't even bother to spend 30 seconds with Wikipedia ascertaining that what they're writing about even exists...wow, that's extraordinary dedication to the craft.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ is drunk, no hyperbole at February 21, 2013 07:51 PM (hO8IJ)

82 yeah RD's joke made me laugh.

Maybe we can do a riff on that.

Posted by: ace at February 21, 2013 07:51 PM (LCRYB)

83 Alternate headline:

Innumerate imbecile wastes all day accomplishing what a geometric construction and a bit of trigonometry could have accomplished in about 1/2 hour.

Posted by: @PurpAv at February 21, 2013 07:52 PM (/gHaE)

84 Reporter Successfully Receives Planted Story

Posted by: New York Times' David Carr at February 21, 2013 07:52 PM (LCRYB)

85 Next an amazing journolist that actually visualized Palin's uterus and How it helped Him decide how to vote.

Posted by: ette at February 21, 2013 07:52 PM (nqBYe)

86 I'm fairly certain you've never been prouder than the second the "mess water " was ...... no longer a problem , as was I . Stay hard Ace , stay hard .

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at February 21, 2013 07:52 PM (TQOZk)

87 So you went in the building?!

I went in the building.

And no appointment or anything?

No appointment. And there wasn't a doorman. At all. Just walked. Right. In.

Shit!

Posted by: The fellas hanging out after a long day on the beat at February 21, 2013 07:52 PM (R18D0)

88 Remember,they thought it was a HUGE story that Joe "the plumber" wasn't a licensed plumber.How can you know anything without the proper credentials??

Posted by: steevy at February 21, 2013 07:53 PM (9XBK2)

89 66
47

Money=thanks.

Thanks=horseflop.

Posted by: 13times at February 21, 2013 07:53 PM (h6XiD)

90 Posted by: The fellas hanging out after a long day on the beat at February 21, 2013 07:52 PM (R18D0)


lol!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 21, 2013 07:54 PM (CA2NO)

91 Next an amazing journolist that actually visualized Palin's uterus and How it helped Him decide how to vote.

Are you referring to Andrew Sullivan, home-schooled gynecologist?

Posted by: John P. Squibob at February 21, 2013 07:54 PM (cQAlw)

92 So now we know why the media shills so badly for Democrats.

Because they are liberal AND lazy.

Because they're lazy, they don't bother to leave their computers all day. And because they're liberal, all they do is surf left-wing sources all day, presuming that they are therefore "well-informed".

Posted by: chemjeff hates snow at February 21, 2013 07:54 PM (BBWjt)

93 Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna let it burn really.really bummed at February 21, 2013 07:37 PM (9+ccr)

But that's not NEWS worthy of real investigative reporting!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 21, 2013 07:54 PM (Cnqmv)

94 80 Local Reporter Makes Phone Call, Verifies Story
Posted by: rdbrewer at February 21, 2013 07:46 PM (Iyg03)
That WOULD be newsworthy.


Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 21, 2013 07:51 PM (CA2NO)


I would LOVE to see a National Effort from the Right... to do a Redeye type "halftime report'... ie... fact check... on the various news shows....INCLUDING the Fox pundit shows...

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 21, 2013 07:54 PM (lZBBB)

95 Journalism, how does it fucking work?

Posted by: Mainstream (Media) Clown Posse at February 21, 2013 07:55 PM (Ks9M3)

96 Let me tell you guys about the time that I tried to log into my computer but was blocked! I had to create a new password because the old one expired. Fuckin Nailed It!

Posted by: Woodward J. Bernstein at February 21, 2013 07:55 PM (0Xf2t)

97 Ace, seriously. You should write up a nomination for the article and send it to the Pulitzer org.

It would be epic.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 21, 2013 07:55 PM (Ipj15)

98 This Just In.

Instead of using menus, reporter discovers how to use [Ctrl] C [Ctrl] V

TRIPLES PRODUCTIVITY!!!!

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Offering Moobats Gasoline and Matches at February 21, 2013 07:55 PM (0q2P7)

99 Journolist uncovers the Truth of The massive Rightwing , hillbilly, gun toting , thumping conspiracy to take over the world!


at area 51.

Posted by: ette at February 21, 2013 07:55 PM (nqBYe)

100 Wait wait wait. This guy has the money to own LEATHER SHOES?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 21, 2013 07:56 PM (CA2NO)

101 >>>Ace, seriously. You should write up a nomination for the article and send it to the Pulitzer org.

hmmm... I approve heartily of someone ELSE doing this....

I hate paperwork.

Posted by: ace at February 21, 2013 07:56 PM (LCRYB)

102 Posted by: steevy at February 21, 2013 07:53 PM (9XBK2)


Even worse, I don't think Joe The Plumber was UNION, so he didn't contribute directly or indirectly to Obama's campaign coffers!!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 21, 2013 07:57 PM (Cnqmv)

103 sven10077: "That son is the difference between Star Editor 'making a Serious Guys for real!' update and a junior Cub Cob sir..."

Well, if a post can insist upon itself in such abbreviated form, maybe - maybe - it deserves an under-the-fold position. But even Apprentice Cob Loggers have to cringe at the shortcomings.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at February 21, 2013 07:57 PM (eHIJJ)

104 I hate paperwork.

Posted by: ace


Dammit!
That's why I suggested it.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 21, 2013 07:57 PM (Ipj15)

105
hmmm... I approve heartily of someone ELSE doing this....



I hate paperwork.


THIS JUST IN....

Hates Paperwork, So Blogger Blogs.

by David Carr.

Posted by: John P. Squibob at February 21, 2013 07:58 PM (cQAlw)

106 MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit@79,

Ha! I'm already on pins and needles.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at February 21, 2013 07:59 PM (eHIJJ)

107 95 Journalism, how does it fucking work?

Posted by: Mainstream (Media) Clown Posse at February 21, 2013 07:55 PM (Ks9M3)


It doesn't.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 21, 2013 07:59 PM (bxiXv)

108 First thought it was a story about the generous Shoe Shiner. Convoluted, indeed.

Posted by: Craig Poe at February 21, 2013 08:00 PM (BVkEs)

109 Didn't media accuse Breitbart of hacking Weiner?

Posted by: Temper Tantrum at February 21, 2013 08:00 PM (AWmfW)

110 >>hmmm... I approve heartily of someone ELSE doing this....

>>I hate paperwork.

Step 1: write an ad for an intern.

Posted by: Mama AJ, Assault Poiser at February 21, 2013 08:01 PM (SUKHu)

111 Posted by: Romeo13 at February 21, 2013 07:54 PM (lZBBB)


Seem like a sort of live blog twitter feed aimed at news punditry. Problem is very few shows actually air live and simultaneously. Nonetheless it might be fun to set up daily review hashtags for all the shows (including Fox). #CommieChrisWallaceFox, etc.

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 21, 2013 08:01 PM (Cnqmv)

112 What part of our jobs do you think is the hardest? The "copy" or the "paste" part?

Geez, that's a tough one, Rusty. Can I get back to you on that?

Sure thing, Chief!

Oh waiter, another round of spritzers for me and the boys! And set us up with some of those tall straws!

Posted by: The fellas hanging out after a long day on the beat at February 21, 2013 08:01 PM (R18D0)

113 You know how they say high school never really ends?

Yeeeaaahhh.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Ampersands Anonymous at February 21, 2013 08:01 PM (mbxHg)

114 Let me tell you guys about the time that I tried to
log into my computer but was blocked! I had to create a new password
because the old one expired. Fuckin Nailed It!


Posted by: Woodward J. Bernstein at February 21, 2013 07:55 PM (0Xf2t)


Dude, dude, dude. That's NOTHING. Once I locked myself out of my email because I tried to login THREE TIMES with the wrong password, and I had to CALL THE IT GUYS to unlock my account.
Hang on, I need a drink. Memories, you know?

*downs a shot of merlot*
Whew! Man, sorry. PTSD, you know? It was pretty rough.

BERNSTEIN: Buddy, you deserve a Pulitzer for that shit.

Posted by: David Gregory at February 21, 2013 08:01 PM (CA2NO)

115 Seriously, GOP department 1A - hands out fact sheets on reporters and news outlets to national GOP representatives and politicians before they talk to these people.

List questionable personal foibles, criminal record, previous lies told, questionable funding, past political activities, and if the reportter is "too clean," do so for the station or paper.

If the reporter gets frisky, slam them with the list.

Do this EVERY TIME, make the fuckers scared to open their damned lying mouths.

Maybe one in a thousand will be scared into doing their damned job.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 21, 2013 08:01 PM (bxiXv)

116
I'm gonna take a picture of my butt and see if that reporter can sniff it out.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 21, 2013 08:02 PM (p/cQy)

117 Local reporter pees standing before a urinal, doesn't splash trousers.

Posted by: NYFT at February 21, 2013 08:02 PM (i7B17)

118 One of the depressing aspects for me was the fact that some people actually argued over whether the pic was photoshopped to make it look like there were multiple explosions...

...when just a cursory glance and a little bit of common sense tells you clearly there is only one explosion in the pic and the rest are reflections of streetlights off the wet street...

...as evidenced by the reflections of the streetlights off the wet streets clearly visible in other parts of the pic.

Most of the people involved in this argument probably voted.

Posted by: SGT. York at February 21, 2013 08:03 PM (IpECo)

119 113 You know how they say high school never really ends?

Yeeeaaahhh.

Junior High, that is.

Posted by: Foghorn Leghorn at February 21, 2013 08:03 PM (n8LUb)

120 Local reporter pees standing before a urinal, doesn't splash trousers.


Yeah, but that's just because he missed the urinal completely and pissed all over his feet.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 21, 2013 08:03 PM (CA2NO)

121 Didn't media accuse Breitbart of hacking Weiner?


Posted by: Temper Tantrum

In my pants, wiener hacks you!

Posted by: Dick Cheney's cock of irony at February 21, 2013 08:03 PM (R18D0)

122 100 Wait wait wait. This guy has the money to own LEATHER SHOES?


Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 21, 2013 07:56 PM (CA2NO)


Leather???? Cast HIM OUT!!!!

Posted by: PETA at February 21, 2013 08:03 PM (lZBBB)

123 118 There's a non trivial portion of the public that still believes no airliner hit the Pentagon.

Posted by: steevy at February 21, 2013 08:04 PM (9XBK2)

124 Leather???? Cast HIM OUT!!!!

Chill...the cow was going to die anyway. For my dinner. Muahahaha.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ is drunk, no hyperbole at February 21, 2013 08:05 PM (hO8IJ)

125 Yeah, but that's just because he missed the urinal completely and pissed all over his feet.


Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit


Mmm... pee soaked leather shoes. Even better.

Posted by: The fellas hanging out after a long day on the beat at February 21, 2013 08:05 PM (R18D0)

126 That story really wore us out. We worked it for weeks.

Posted by: Layers And Layers of Fact Checkers at February 21, 2013 08:05 PM (eHIJJ)

127 **opening scene**

*hunched over man approaches shiny rectangle object*

*pokes shiny rectangle object*

*nothing happens*

*pokes shiny rectangle object again*

*nothing happens*

*sees another person through shiny rectangle object, jumps behind cover*

*shiny rectangle object moves, revealing deep cave*

*hunched over man dashes through opening, into cave*

*hunched over man jumps up and down shreiking with delight.*

*hunched over man holds up iPhone to sky, posts on Twitter what a daring day he had, and is going to write a super important newspaper article about it*



Posted by: 2013: A Journalist Odyssey at February 21, 2013 08:05 PM (Ks9M3)

128 123 118 There's a non trivial portion of the public that still believes no airliner hit the Pentagon.

Posted by: steevy at February 21, 2013 08:04 PM (9XBK2)


There is a nontrivial portion of the public that still believes you can turn peanut butter into diamonds in your microwave.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 21, 2013 08:06 PM (bxiXv)

129 There's a non trivial portion of the public that still believes no airliner hit the Pentagon.

Shit, there's a non-trivial portion of the American public who doesn't know what "the Pentagon" is, much less where it's located or what they do there.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ is drunk, no hyperbole at February 21, 2013 08:06 PM (hO8IJ)

130 Old time reporters would call investigating "shoe leather" as in wearing out their shoes doing leg work on a story.The used to call cops "flat feet" too.

Posted by: steevy at February 21, 2013 08:06 PM (9XBK2)

131
I used to harass the lefty editor of the local rag on what passed for his blog. Very much a self congratulatory twat like these douchenozzles.

Anyway, I remember him commenting about how The Newsroom loved The Wire Season 5! Squeeee! It's about us! Journalists!

Of course, I'm sure they all saw themselves as the honest line editor or hardworking reporters, and not the assholes in management trying to create 'narratives' or the douchebag looking douchebag who made up douchebag stories with himself in the middle of the story.

Fucking douchebags.

Posted by: Lurkiing Canuck at February 21, 2013 08:06 PM (0WLla)

132 ette ,
You want fun , google AoSHQ Memorial Day .
Good times .

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at February 21, 2013 08:07 PM (TQOZk)

133 Did you guys read the article? This media masturbation on how reporters should really tackle their job and be all professional and shit, actually had to have correction on it because they fucked it up.

Posted by: lowandslow at February 21, 2013 08:07 PM (Fz2C7)

134 There is a nontrivial portion of the public that still believes you can turn peanut butter into diamonds in your microwave.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith

The fuck you say?

Posted by: George Washington Carver at February 21, 2013 08:07 PM (R18D0)

135 Reporters weren't J school grads in the old days.They learned reporting from the bottom up,working their way up to the job.

Posted by: steevy at February 21, 2013 08:09 PM (9XBK2)

136 Shit, there's a non-trivial portion of the American public who doesn't know what "the Pentagon" is, much less where it's located or what they do there.


Posted by: HeatherRadish™ is drunk, no hyperbole at February 21, 2013 08:06 PM (hO8IJ)

Pentagon.... didn't I pass that on my way ta see Nixon... ta get my Federal Officer Badge...

Posted by: Elvis, from his hidden location in Wassila at February 21, 2013 08:09 PM (lZBBB)

137 Did you guys read the article? This media
masturbation on how reporters should really tackle their job and be all
professional and shit, actually had to have correction on it because
they fucked it up.


Posted by: lowandslow



Oh, like anyone really reads that shit anyway.

Waiter, are the potato skins still on happy hour?

Posted by: The fellas hanging out after a long day on the beat at February 21, 2013 08:10 PM (R18D0)

138 Is this like smell the glove from spinal tap?

Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna let it burn really.really bummed at February 21, 2013 08:10 PM (9+ccr)

139 No one is better at internet detectiving and blogging and sniffing out the photoshopping than me. Your fat, cheeto eating, pony tailed friend.

Posted by: Charles Johnson at February 21, 2013 08:11 PM (jucos)

140 The courage ... the courage..

Posted by: SEAL team 6 at February 21, 2013 08:11 PM (AWmfW)

141 115
THIS.
Make it personal. Make them pay a price.

Posted by: wattyler1381 at February 21, 2013 08:11 PM (F2Vrz)

142 MFM delenda est.

Because that's just pathetic.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 21, 2013 08:11 PM (bxiXv)

143 CHEETOS. I knew I should have stopped at the grocery store before the ice started.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ is drunk, no hyperbole at February 21, 2013 08:12 PM (hO8IJ)

144 There is a nontrivial portion of the public that still believes you can turn peanut butter into diamonds in your microwave.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 21, 2013 08:06 PM (bxiXv)
--------------------------------------------------------
*runs to the microwave*

Posted by: Low Information Voter at February 21, 2013 08:12 PM (jucos)

145 The solution to this problem was the intersection point of a plane and a line. The pic itself contained all the necessary coordinates to determine that point from the street faster than you can make toast.

Posted by: @PurpAv at February 21, 2013 08:12 PM (/gHaE)

146 Student: Who is this man Obama that you are making me watch on these videos? When I watch him, I get a tingle in my pants.

Sensei: Congratulations, my son. You are a Reporter now.

Posted by: Splunge at February 21, 2013 08:12 PM (2IW5Q)

147 THIS.
Make it personal. Make them pay a price.

Posted by: wattyler1381 at February 21, 2013 08:11 PM (F2Vrz)


I keep telling people, but it never happens.

Obviously I'm telling the wrong people (I sent a long version to the GOP, never even got a form letter back).

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 21, 2013 08:13 PM (bxiXv)

148 139
No one is better at internet detectiving and blogging and sniffing out
the photoshopping than me. Your fat, cheeto eating, pony tailed
friend.


DON'T say the name, Vic!

Posted by: Splunge at February 21, 2013 08:13 PM (2IW5Q)

149 Local Reporter Makes Boom-Boom, Co-Workers Applaud

Posted by: zsasz at February 21, 2013 08:13 PM (MMC8r)

150 If they worked hard to produce something of value, they wouldn't be going out of business.

Posted by: Truman North at February 21, 2013 08:13 PM (I2LwF)

151 The solution to this problem was the intersection point of a plane and a line.

Whoa. 10th-grade math? That's kinda rayciss there, dontcha think?

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ is drunk, no hyperbole at February 21, 2013 08:14 PM (hO8IJ)

152 NYT is pro-rape

Posted by: ghostofhallelujah at February 21, 2013 08:14 PM (XvrTA)

153 Whoa. 10th-grade math? That's kinda rayciss there, dontcha think?
Posted by: HeatherRadish™ is drunk, no hyperbole at February 21, 2013 08:14 PM (hO8IJ)



Especially since our Preezy admits to not even being able to do 7th grade math.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 21, 2013 08:15 PM (CA2NO)

154 This guy worked hard not smart. If you work smart, you don't gotta work hard.

Posted by: @PurpAv at February 21, 2013 08:15 PM (/gHaE)

155 Now, if the reporter was three and a half years old, that would be impressive.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 21, 2013 08:15 PM (bxiXv)

156 Local reporter checks Wikipedia, verifies that we didn't give up when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbour.

Posted by: Lurkiing Canuck at February 21, 2013 08:15 PM (0WLla)

157 They probably are proud of themselves . Look the WH didn't blackberry their talking points and focused interest story for the day/week


they Really did do something!

barely , bust still..

Posted by: ette at February 21, 2013 08:16 PM (nqBYe)

158 LA Times reporter walks outside, is not gunned down by LAPD.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 21, 2013 08:16 PM (CA2NO)

159 http://bit.ly/X009mP

Coffee is good for you...

Posted by: sTevo at February 21, 2013 08:16 PM (VMcEw)

160 Public health officials have launched a new, coordinated effort to contain a persistent outbreak of tuberculosis in downtown L.A.’s skid row, including searching for more than 4,500 people who may have been exposed to the disease.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have dispatched scientists to Los Angeles to help local health officials figure out why the disease is spreading and how to stop it.
Nearly 80 tuberculosis cases have been identified and 11 people have died since 2007, most of them homeless people who live in and around skid row.
Scientists have recently linked the outbreak to one tuberculosis strain that is unique to Los Angeles, with a few isolated cases outside the area.
“This is the largest outbreak in a decade,” said Jonathan Fielding, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. “We are really putting all of our resources into this.”

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at February 21, 2013 08:17 PM (e8kgV)

161 The liberal reporters have officially talked about this more than...

The bombing of the Cole
The bombing of 2 US Embassies in Tanzania and Kenya

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at February 21, 2013 08:17 PM (SkyIE)

162 Two women driving truck deliver newspapers; are not mistaken for hulking black man.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 21, 2013 08:17 PM (CA2NO)

163 Public health officials have launched a new, coordinated effort to contain a persistent outbreak of tuberculosis in downtown L.A.’s skid row, including searching for more than 4,500 people who may have been exposed to the disease.


Yeah, good luck with that.

Being a sanctuary city ain't so great, now is it?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 21, 2013 08:18 PM (CA2NO)

164 http://bit.ly/X00g1Q

Beer with coffee in it is doubly good for you.

Posted by: sTevo at February 21, 2013 08:18 PM (VMcEw)

165 My dad always said if you work smart, you won't have to work as hard. He also cautioned against ever becoming a journalist...

Posted by: @PurpAv at February 21, 2013 08:18 PM (/gHaE)

166 This is the direct result of lowered standards in the schools: Every fucking inconsequential activity is an "ACHIEVEMENT!"

Not to go all holy roller on you guys, but there's some great pushback against this in the New Testament. Some parable about how you shouldn't be self-congratulatory about doing good things because, newsflash, that's what you're already supposed to be doing. It's not like you get a special prize for fulfilling basic requirements. But things are apparently so bad these days that merely meeting expectations seems like exceeding them beyond anyone's wildest dreams.

This is why we're screwed.

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at February 21, 2013 08:18 PM (RZ59Q)

167
Local reporter checks Google Maps, discovers that Boston Marathon covers 26.2 miles.

Posted by: Lurkiing Canuck at February 21, 2013 08:19 PM (0WLla)

168 "They learned reporting from the bottom up,working their way up to the job."

That's how we can snatch the local news audience right from under the upturned noses of the modern, over-credentialed journalists.

Posted by: derit at February 21, 2013 08:19 PM (I88Jc)

169 Using my keen reporter's intuition, I sensed that the turnstile would not open if I did not insert a fare card. So I inserted a fare card.

Posted by: J-School Man at February 21, 2013 08:20 PM (8ZskC)

170 Big City Reporter visits small town in Mississippi. Is not sodomized and made into stew.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 21, 2013 08:20 PM (CA2NO)

171 A journalism degree makes you "ready for anything"...

...except high school math.

Posted by: @PurpAv at February 21, 2013 08:20 PM (/gHaE)

172 “This lawn supervisor was out on a sprinkler maintenance job and he started working on a Findlay sprinkler head with a Langstrom 7″ gangly wrench. Just then, this little apprentice leaned over and said, “You can’t work on a Findlay sprinkler head with a Langstrom 7″ wrench.” Well this infuriated the supervisor, so he went and got Volume 14 of the Kinsley manual, and he reads to him and says, “The Langstrom 7″ wrench can be used with the Findlay sprocket.” Just then, the little apprentice leaned over and said, “It says sprocket not socket!”

Posted by: Steve Martin at February 21, 2013 08:21 PM (e8kgV)

173 Those people that cannot hack getting a Physical Education Degree in real college end up going to J School.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at February 21, 2013 08:21 PM (jucos)

174 Mrs. D got a new iphone, and hooked up to Siri like an hour ago. I'm already OVER it.

Posted by: USS Diversity at February 21, 2013 08:21 PM (QLJPW)

175
The great Omaha manhole fireball photo mystery
By Matthew Hansen World-Herald columnist



"twitter.com/redcloud_scribe"

A scribe, no less......

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 21, 2013 08:22 PM (kdS6q)

176 Local reporter foregoes organic food for a week. Does not die.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 21, 2013 08:22 PM (CA2NO)

177 I'm getting closer to understanding the Serious You Guys thing.

Maybe.

Posted by: toby928© at February 21, 2013 08:23 PM (QupBk)

178 There is a corollary to that axiom...
Life is hard but it's harder when you are stupid.

Posted by: sTevo at February 21, 2013 08:23 PM (VMcEw)

179 BREAKING NEWS: SCIENTISTS CONFIRM THAT KEITH OLBERMANN IS A DICK

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 21, 2013 08:23 PM (GEICT)

180 It's a change of pace from the shoe leather they usually taste when the Democratic Partysteps on their faces and the beg for more.

Posted by: Wm T Sherman at February 21, 2013 08:24 PM (w41GQ)

181 yee effin haw Lindsay Graham to the GOP rescue, surely we all feel better now

Posted by: akak at February 21, 2013 08:24 PM (eFroM)

182 Local reporter makes worldwide junket to discover if Earth is flat.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 21, 2013 08:24 PM (CA2NO)

183 Purp@154

Anyone with half a brain can do both .

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at February 21, 2013 08:24 PM (TQOZk)

184 Beer with coffee in it is doubly good for you.

You had me at beer.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ is drunk, no hyperbole at February 21, 2013 08:24 PM (hO8IJ)

185 I'm getting closer to understanding the Serious You Guys thing.

Maybe.

Posted by: toby928©


Me either/neither.
I think that's the key to memes. They are never fully comprehensible.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 21, 2013 08:25 PM (Ipj15)

186 Local Reporter Handles Assault Weapon. Does Not Become Homicidal Maniac.

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 21, 2013 08:25 PM (GwA+S)

187
Local reporter identifies picture of his hometown.

Wait, that's what he did. Nevermind.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 21, 2013 08:26 PM (p/cQy)

188 NY Times columnist does Bing search for phone number of nearby Chinese restaurants. Finds it.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 21, 2013 08:26 PM (CA2NO)

189 Speaking of dumb phones (hey, in the hands of any other biped) anyone know how to make, or even if you can make video calls on a Galaxy S-2?

Posted by: teej at February 21, 2013 08:26 PM (XXIrM)

190 Local Reporter Handles Assault Weapon. Does Not Become Homicidal Maniac.

Reporter! What is this crap!? Stop wasting my time and give me something I can actually PUBLISH!

Posted by: Local Editor at February 21, 2013 08:26 PM (hO8IJ)

191 The media is constantly misrepresenting themselves as brave little heroes. I can't stand David Proteuss who use to run the Medill School of Investigative Journalism (spit) at Northwestern. He resigned right before he could get shit canned for his misconduct. His students have notably gotten into all kinds of trouble. Proteuss now tells lies about brutal murderers which according to him are just fluffy kittens.

Posted by: I chase him - I bite him at February 21, 2013 08:26 PM (6J6x7)

192 Why did you make me read that drivel?

Posted by: UncleZeb at February 21, 2013 08:26 PM (Nvirt)

193 There is nothing bad that can happen to them MSM that is not good for America.

Posted by: AmishDude at February 21, 2013 08:27 PM (xSegX)

194 Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at February 21, 2013 08:18 PM (RZ59Q)


They don't even have the "80% of success is just showing up" in their resumes!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 21, 2013 08:28 PM (Cnqmv)

195 CORRECTION TO COMMENT 188, February 21, 2013:


In a comment posted on Thursday, February 21, at 8:26 PM, the author inproperly used the phrase, "Finds it." The correct phrase should have been, "Finds them."

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 21, 2013 08:28 PM (CA2NO)

196 No reporter's shoe leather will ever smell as good as Walter Duranty's. It smelled like fresh omelets.

Posted by: Frank Underwood, D-South Carolina at February 21, 2013 08:29 PM (fscec)

197 Think of all the movies that feature reporters or lawyers as heroes.There are an awful lot of them.(written of course by reporters and lawyers)

Posted by: steevy at February 21, 2013 08:29 PM (9XBK2)

198 Why did you make me read that drivel?
Posted by: UncleZeb


Read the linked article?

That's a paddlin'.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 21, 2013 08:30 PM (Ipj15)

199 No reporter's shoe leather will ever smell as good as Walter Duranty's. It smelled like fresh omelets.

Posted by: Frank Underwood, D-South Carolina at February 21, 2013 08:29 PM (fscec)



Like fresh omelettes AND dead Ukrainians. Right?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 21, 2013 08:30 PM (CA2NO)

200 I think I have read enough about scum-sucking vile journalists for one day.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 21, 2013 08:30 PM (bxiXv)

201 I will not be issuing comment corrections. Not now, not never.

Posted by: sTevo at February 21, 2013 08:30 PM (VMcEw)

202 I'm sure ace understands that All the Presidents Men was full of shit too.

Posted by: steevy at February 21, 2013 08:30 PM (9XBK2)

203 Like fresh omelettes AND dead Ukrainians. Right?

Eggs, Ukrainians, you gotta break 'em to make omlettes.
/Stalin

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 21, 2013 08:31 PM (GwA+S)

204 Local Anchor Wins 2nd Place in Hotdog Eating Contest

But if they'd thought to attach the bratwurst around waist-level to a sculpture of Obama, I bet s/he'd win that trophy with minutes to spare

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at February 21, 2013 08:31 PM (QTHTd)

205 Think of all the movies that feature reporters or lawyers as heroes.

Heh. They have no idea.

Posted by: Clark Kent at February 21, 2013 08:32 PM (hO8IJ)

206 I'm sure ace understands that All the Presidents Men was full of shit too.
Posted by: steevy at February 21, 2013 08:30 PM (9XBK2)



but at least it was INTERESTING shit. Shit that had a kind of vim to it. Covert espionagey shit.


This, though. This is just BORING shit. Even a dung beetle would look at this shit story and go, "Dude, I have standards."

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 21, 2013 08:32 PM (CA2NO)

207 Did I ever tell you guys about the time I built a Pivot Table in Excel to sort a client's account portfolio by date and account balance?

I was presenting data with a power and grace that hasn't been seen since Leonardo da Vinci.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at February 21, 2013 08:33 PM (CnrK5)

208 No reporter's shoe leather will ever smell as good as Walter Duranty's. It smelled like fresh omelets.

Posted by: Frank Underwood,


Now *that* was outstanding.

If you ain't on the Twatter, you should be.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 21, 2013 08:33 PM (Ipj15)

209 Did I ever tell you guys about the time I built a Pivot Table in Excel to sort a client's account portfolio by date and account balance?


Holy shit. Someone get this man a Peabody Award!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 21, 2013 08:34 PM (CA2NO)

210
Matthew Hansen ‏@redcloud_scribe

Jellybean update: Dave Elsesser just ate the last 3 beans, the ones that I deemed too gross to eat. Jellybeans gone. JELLYBEAN EMERGENCY.




Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 21, 2013 08:34 PM (kdS6q)

211 197
Think of all the movies that feature reporters or lawyers as
heroes.There are an awful lot of them.(written of course by reporters
and lawyers)


There are. But let's consider the movies where reporters are dicks, and maybe get some just desserts:

Spiderman
Manhunter (film version of Thomas Harris' Red Dragon)

Hard to beat Red Dragon for the payback angle.

Posted by: Splunge at February 21, 2013 08:34 PM (2IW5Q)

212 seriously, I can't stop laughing over this story. Once upon a time I worked at a newspaper. Yes, they really are this self-absorbed.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 21, 2013 08:35 PM (CA2NO)

213 Hated "All the President's Men" in book form but the movie with Shawn Penn wasn't half bad - although I hate to give the guy props.

Posted by: Whitehall at February 21, 2013 08:36 PM (1+mGd)

214 The reporter who dragged Dr Manhattan's ex on TV... that reporter was kind of a tool.

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at February 21, 2013 08:36 PM (QTHTd)

215
Report opens fridge. Finds food.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 21, 2013 08:37 PM (p/cQy)

216 Local reporter opens thesaurus. Finds synonym for "rock." Uses it.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 21, 2013 08:37 PM (CA2NO)

217
Matthew Hansen ‏@redcloud_scribe

Quinoa: The most underrated of all the grains.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 21, 2013 08:37 PM (kdS6q)

218
Matthew Hansen ‏@redcloud_scribe

In my experience Oxycotin doesnt affect love but does make you forget who you are why there is gauze in yer mouth

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 21, 2013 08:38 PM (kdS6q)

219 Local reporter inserts clipart in PowerPoint presentation; wows office.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 21, 2013 08:38 PM (CA2NO)

220 Reporter tries to use dictionary but is defeated by alphabetic ordering!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 21, 2013 08:39 PM (Cnqmv)

221 It's pretty hard to have the "Shoeleather Never Smelled So Good" when you wear Crocs.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at February 21, 2013 08:39 PM (e8kgV)

222 Never mind the article, just go look at his pic. Wow. Just wow. Ginger hair and beard with a Conan coif and cheap suit. He probably hasn't been out of his mother's basement in years. That is why this is such a BFD.

Posted by: sophistahick at February 21, 2013 08:39 PM (91TGs)

223 But let's consider the movies where reporters are dicks, and maybe get some just desserts:

Spiderman
Manhunter (film version of Thomas Harris' Red Dragon)

Hard to beat Red Dragon for the payback angle.

Posted by: Splunge


LA Confidencial. The human shit-squirt, Devito, gets brutalized by the crooked cops near the end IIRC.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 21, 2013 08:39 PM (Ipj15)

224 Local reporter consults map, discovers Japan is not part of China.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 21, 2013 08:40 PM (CA2NO)

225 Quinoa: The most underrated of all the grains.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 21, 2013 08:37 PM (kdS6q)

That is some good reporting!

Posted by: Whole Foods Quinoa Salesman at February 21, 2013 08:40 PM (Cnqmv)

226
Local reporter searches for answer to famous question - Is the Pope Catholic?

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 21, 2013 08:40 PM (p/cQy)

227 I once took a friends photos, put them in a powerpoint presentation, and then, used free software from the internet to make it into a DVD that would play on any DVD player! (North American region only)

Worship me.

Posted by: toby928© at February 21, 2013 08:40 PM (QupBk)

228 Local reporter searches for answer to famous question - Is the Pope Catholic?
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 21, 2013 08:40 PM (p/cQy)



lol!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 21, 2013 08:41 PM (CA2NO)

229 the irony of post 222 is that the reporter looks like a bufonted Bernie from Room 222 and has the same 1970's liberal bend.

Posted by: sophistahick at February 21, 2013 08:41 PM (91TGs)

230 Local Reporter's Latte Cools Off, Hero Journalist Drinks It Anyway

Posted by: Splunge at February 21, 2013 08:43 PM (2IW5Q)

231 Local reporter checks atlas, learns USSR no longer exists.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 21, 2013 08:43 PM (CA2NO)

232 Local Reporter's Latte Cools Off, Hero Journalist Drinks It Anyway
Posted by: Splunge at February 21, 2013 08:43 PM (2IW5Q)



I laughed. A LOT.

It's that emphasis on the last three words. It really brings the room together.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 21, 2013 08:45 PM (CA2NO)

233 Now that I have actually looked at the link, what about the photo 'captivated the Web'?

Posted by: toby928© at February 21, 2013 08:45 PM (QupBk)

234 She told Mr. Hansen that while the bright spout of light in the
foreground was indeed flames shooting from under the street, the rest of
the lights, neatly aligned in a row, were actually reflections of
streetlamps on the rain-dappled pavement — not fiery, exploding
manholes.
So the photo was real. The context assigned to it was not.

They do love that word "context" though, don't they? I guess they think it makes their twaddle sound all deep and intellectual and stuff.

Posted by: pep at February 21, 2013 08:45 PM (6TB1Z)

235 Local reporter reads Constitution. Discovers "abortion," "muskets," and "free healthcare" never mentioned.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 21, 2013 08:47 PM (CA2NO)

236
OH FFS!

http://tinyurl.com/a5gczzc

watch out KFC.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 21, 2013 08:47 PM (p/cQy)

237 Is it the fire in the street? Okay. Hmm. A fire, in the street.

Posted by: toby928© at February 21, 2013 08:48 PM (QupBk)

238 while the bright spout of light in the

foreground was indeed flames shooting from under the street, the rest of

the lights, neatly aligned in a row, were actually reflections of

streetlamps on the rain-dappled pavement


Really? You needed someone to explain that to you? Did you also notice that the streetlights are no only aligned, but periodically spaced? Could be an alien landing strip.

Posted by: pep at February 21, 2013 08:48 PM (6TB1Z)

239 Heh. BOR's Jessie Watters to interview the "most famous illegal alien" in country: Obana's uncle.

Up next.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 21, 2013 08:48 PM (piMMO)

240 Local reporter reads Bible. Learns Obama not the Messiah.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 21, 2013 08:48 PM (CA2NO)

241
So, basically this article, which I refuse to read because I am lazy, could just as well have been titled: "Inside Baseball: How a Jounalistic Circle-Jerk is Made."

Ooooooooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhh, FILM AT 11:00?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

Posted by: Sharkman at February 21, 2013 08:48 PM (03IDC)

242 They do love that word "context" though, don't they? I guess they think it makes their twaddle sound all deep and intellectual and stuff.
Posted by: pep at February 21, 2013 08:45 PM (6TB1Z)

It makes them feel like they know more than other people. And not just on the level of merely being aware of more pieces of information--any old rube can "know things"--but as though they're doing some kind of higher order of thinking that sets them above the hoi polloi. They "see things" other people don't see, don't you know?

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at February 21, 2013 08:49 PM (Scv8+)

243 233 Now that I have actually looked at the link, what about the photo 'captivated the Web'?
Posted by: toby928© at February 21, 2013 08:45 PM (QupBk)


I dunno. This is the first I've heard of it. I must have been away from the Web that day.

Posted by: rickl at February 21, 2013 08:49 PM (sdi6R)

244 240 Local reporter reads Bible. Learns Obama not the Messiah.
Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 21, 2013 08:48 PM (CA2NO)
----

that's only because he took the bible out of context.

However, IN context, it's CLEAR that Obama is the messiah. Duh.

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at February 21, 2013 08:50 PM (Scv8+)

245 Really? You needed someone to explain that to you? Did you also notice that the streetlights are no only aligned, but periodically spaced? Could be an alien landing strip.
Posted by: pep at February 21, 2013 08:48 PM (6TB1Z)



Imagine if one of the streetlamp had had a busted light? Reporter's mind BLOWN!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 21, 2013 08:50 PM (CA2NO)

246 Greetings:

My personal favorite is when the media types show up on the quiz program "Jeopardy" where they give the contestant the answer and the contestant gives back the question. I've never seen one that impressed me as having more than average knowledge.

Posted by: 11B40 at February 21, 2013 08:50 PM (YmteG)

247 'captivated the Web'

Well sure, in the places that reporters go - Reddit, Fark, Slate, NY Times, etc. - you know, the "real" news sources

Posted by: chemjeff hates snow at February 21, 2013 08:50 PM (BBWjt)

248 Apparently black models or actors can not be seen eating chicken. Ever.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 21, 2013 08:50 PM (p/cQy)

249 Apparently Reddit is a world of it's own. Much like the HQ.

Posted by: toby928© at February 21, 2013 08:50 PM (QupBk)

250 Could be an alien landing strip.

Is this a FLOTUS joke?

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ drinking beer at February 21, 2013 08:51 PM (hO8IJ)

251
Ace,

I think Shapiro cleared this up. His Senate source did not mention the other NY reporter as the source for the "Friends of Hamas" inquiries. Be interested about how it turns out.

Posted by: prescient11 at February 21, 2013 08:51 PM (qv7yL)

252 However, IN context, it's CLEAR that Obama is the messiah. Duh.
Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at February 21, 2013 08:50 PM (Scv8+)



Very true. The context of course being modern American progressivism.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 21, 2013 08:51 PM (CA2NO)

253 247 'captivated the Web'

Well sure, in the places that reporters go - Reddit, Fark, Slate, NY Times, etc. - you know, the "real" news sources
Posted by: chemjeff hates snow at February 21, 2013 08:50 PM (BBWjt)
---

You forgot wikipedia, the ultimate source of all truth and knowledge. Did you know they have Standards(TM)?

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at February 21, 2013 08:52 PM (Scv8+)

254 "One of the depressing aspects for me was the fact that some people
actually argued over whether the pic was photoshopped to make it look
like there were multiple explosions..."

Well, the stupid reporter did write "image of exploding manhole covers" in the second stupid sentence. So he obviously thought there was a line of identical explosions blowing up all the manhole covers on the street. Man, leftists are fucking stupid.

Posted by: Chris M at February 21, 2013 08:52 PM (4lyMJ)

255 Remember the plastic streetlamp globe that was melted by global warming...

...rather than the dumpster fire beneath it?

The elite.
TOP. FUCKING. MEN.

Posted by: @PurpAv at February 21, 2013 08:54 PM (/gHaE)

256 Local reporter reviews racial category distinctions. Discovers East Asians not Caucasian.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 21, 2013 08:54 PM (CA2NO)

257 Flaming manhole covers and journalists? I'm gobsmacked!

Posted by: Fritz at February 21, 2013 08:54 PM (WM+rJ)

258 Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 21, 2013 08:50 PM (p/cQy)

Or watermelon!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 21, 2013 08:55 PM (Cnqmv)

259 Part of al-Qaeda's 22 tips to avoid drones:

19. When discovering that a drone is after a car, leave the car immediately and everyone should go in different direction because the planes are unable to get after everyone.

20. Using natural barricades like forests and caves when there is an urgent need for training or gathering.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at February 21, 2013 08:55 PM (e8kgV)

260 "I've never seen one that impressed me as having more than average knowledge."

It wasn't my fault, the damn thing was warped.

Posted by: Wolf Blitzer at February 21, 2013 08:55 PM (Fz2C7)

261 Remember the plastic streetlamp globe that was melted by global warming...

...rather than the dumpster fire beneath it?

The elite.


I had forgotten that one. What a bunch of self-stroking maroons.

Posted by: pep at February 21, 2013 08:55 PM (6TB1Z)

262 Washington Post reporter visits Minnesota. Discovers it snows in winter.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 21, 2013 08:57 PM (CA2NO)

263 231
Local reporter checks atlas, learns USSR no longer exists.

Reporter then breaks down sobbing.

Posted by: Mr. Alu Fods at February 21, 2013 08:57 PM (XO+H6)

264 Local reporter listens to radio. Learns disco is dead.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 21, 2013 08:58 PM (CA2NO)

265 Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 21, 2013 08:54 PM (CA2NO)

Local reporter reads book, finds we've always been at war with East Asia...

Reads another book and finds out that one of the historic blunders is to get involved in a Landwar in Asia...

Puts 2 and 2 together, and has a heart attack.

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 21, 2013 08:59 PM (lZBBB)

266 http://tinyurl.com/b3m9365

Obama Admin caught in massive "nonexistent" vote fraud in NC


MSM *yawn*

Posted by: T.Hunter - let it burn at February 21, 2013 08:59 PM (EZl54)

267 Local reporter eats cheese. Experiences constipation.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 21, 2013 08:59 PM (CA2NO)

268
Puts 2 and 2 together, and has a heart attack.
Posted by: Romeo13 at February 21, 2013 08:59 PM (lZBBB)



lol!



Fellow reporter reads book and learns how to reanimate the dead. Places classified ad for hunchback experienced with electricity and mortuary work.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 21, 2013 09:01 PM (CA2NO)

269 Local reporter witnesses voter fraud. Stabs own eyes out.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 21, 2013 09:02 PM (CA2NO)

270 Oh shit.

Haute Air commenters just stole the Crossbows vs. Longbows schtick!

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 21, 2013 09:03 PM (Ipj15)

271 Local reporter meets vampire. Learns they don't sparkle.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 21, 2013 09:03 PM (CA2NO)

272
I wiped my own ass today. Oh, the derring-do through which I went in order to procure the toilet paper!

It all started with...

...so admire me, bitchez!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at February 21, 2013 09:04 PM (Jcd0S)

273 Haute Air commenters just stole the Crossbows vs. Longbows schtick!

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 21, 2013 09:03 PM (Ipj15)




Oh no they di'n't! *three sassy finger snaps*

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 21, 2013 09:04 PM (CA2NO)

274 BOR's Jessie Watters to interview the "most famous illegal alien" in country: Obana's uncle.

I keel you!

Posted by: Pancho fuckin' Villa at February 21, 2013 09:05 PM (QTHTd)

275
As for those being 'sploding manholes in the picture, they simply looked like cars coming down a rainy street at dusk.

Big Effin' Deal

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at February 21, 2013 09:06 PM (Jcd0S)

276 BOR's Jessie Watters to interview the "most famous illegal alien" in country: Obana's uncle.


Auntie Zetuni lodges protest.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 21, 2013 09:06 PM (CA2NO)

277 Local reporter takes 8th grade standardized test. Realizes he is an idiot.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 21, 2013 09:08 PM (CA2NO)

278 O/T

Wow, Herman Cain is fucking over Juan. Black on Black smack down!

Fox is great!

Posted by: Billy Bob, Pseudo Intellectual at February 21, 2013 09:09 PM (wR+pz)

279 @JohnnyColdcuts hasn't tweeted since 2009.

Come back foul-mouthed sandwich from the future.

You're our only hope.

Posted by: toby928© at February 21, 2013 09:10 PM (QupBk)

280 BOR's Jessie Watters to interview the "most famous illegal alien" in country: Obana's uncle.

im in ur capital, burnin ur dumb congress

Posted by: Robert "LOL" Ross at February 21, 2013 09:11 PM (QTHTd)

281
Alec Baldwin may be a leftist douchebag, but he is funny.

And he should be able to say any vulgar names to anyone without it being A MOTHER FUCKING CRIME.

NY Post and Gateway Pundit is saying that the NY "Hate Crimes" Unit is investigating his verbal insults against a black female reporter.

Is this is what we have become? Fuck you NY fuck you all. We can be as nasty as we want and as insulting as we want without CRIMINAL LIABILITY. Good luck with that one. I hope Baldwin tells them to get lost.

Posted by: prescient11 at February 21, 2013 09:11 PM (qv7yL)

282 Back in the 90's I saw Steve Kroft of 60 Minutes on C-Span talking to the Columbia School of Journalism. He is a complete imbecile without a script. So this article doesn't surprise me.

Posted by: Miss Marple at February 21, 2013 09:11 PM (JxJPF)

283 O/T question. I DVRed SEAL Team Six: The raid on OBL on the NatGeo channel, is it worth watching?

Posted by: Locked Nest Monster at February 21, 2013 09:12 PM (JgkPs)

284 "Alec Baldwin may be a leftist douchebag, but he is funny."

Alec Baldwin is a leftist douchebag. FIFY.

"And he should be able to say any vulgar names to anyone without it being A MOTHER FUCKING CRIME."

Baldwin belongs to a political party who have been steadily pushing for years to make saying certain vulgar names to certain people into just such a MOTHER FUCKING CRIME.

So it's simply a case of this particular douchebag being hoist on his own petard.

Forgive me if I don't join you in indignation. For me? A double schadenfreude, please.


Posted by: torquewrench at February 21, 2013 09:14 PM (gqT4g)

285
Id like to punch Alec Baldwin right in his funny fucking face.

Posted by: soothsayer at February 21, 2013 09:16 PM (yhYn1)

286 Rush Limbaugh
"For the first time in my life .... "

http://www.commoncts.blogspot.com/2013/02/for-fist-time-in-my-life-i-am-ashamed.html

Posted by: Steve at February 21, 2013 09:18 PM (/wJa/)

287

Kylie Minogue looks like candy.

Posted by: soothsayer at February 21, 2013 09:19 PM (vzLhi)

288 So I was working in the yard this weekend, had a hole all dug to plant a hydrangea and so I plop in the plant in the hole in the ground and *thoonk* I got a hydrangea in my ass.

You don't say...

I do. I really do.


Posted by: The fellas hanging out after a long day on the beat at February 21, 2013 09:19 PM (R18D0)

289 Ace finds out what he THOUGHT of as journalism was utter pap, that there's a least one (way way way) better writer on the internet than Ace, being David Carr, who, to Ace's chagrin, appears to be a libtard, which really really bugs Ace, and that as an apologist, propagandist, liar and even comedian, Ace has reached a crossroads in his miserable excuse of an existence: go straight or just be consistent and go into bank fraud, where the real money is.

Posted by: Rex the Wonder God at February 21, 2013 09:20 PM (21TJo)

290 Preening Douchebaggery

Now officially everywhere.

Posted by: NYC Parent at February 21, 2013 09:20 PM (V3xig)

291 Rex, is there a point or is that just rambling mumbo jumbo? Really, if you're going to type something, make a fucking point.

Posted by: prescient11 at February 21, 2013 09:21 PM (qv7yL)

292
>>>Posted by: Rex the Wonder Goof at February 21, 2013 09:20 PM (21TJo)


STFU, dunce.

Posted by: soothsayer at February 21, 2013 09:22 PM (yhYn1)

293
Hey torque:

On this, I know. Prosecuting David Gregory to the full extent of the law, I am all for. Even though the law is unconstitutional.

But what Baldwin said, there is no law against insulting someone, last time I checked. I thought we still lived in America.

Posted by: prescient11 at February 21, 2013 09:24 PM (qv7yL)

294 I think Rex's point was, he really, really likes David Carr. Ace? Not so much.
BTW, who the fuck is David Carr?

Posted by: lowandslow at February 21, 2013 09:24 PM (Fz2C7)

295 Troll is upset.

Poor, poor troll.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 21, 2013 09:24 PM (Ipj15)

296 Prescient God bless you buddy but Arec Borwin is a douchenozzle moonbat fuckhead who wants to "beat Henry Hyde with a hammer" but wants my mocking Ogabe to be criminal...

Rule 5 bud, rule 5...

they want WAR!

WAR!

Posted by: sven10077 at February 21, 2013 09:25 PM (LRFds)

297 Posted by: The fellas hanging out after a long day on the beat at February 21, 2013 08:10 PM (R18D0)

And you, sir, are a steely-eyed missile man!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at February 21, 2013 09:25 PM (Jcd0S)

298 Soooo.... the saddest thing to me is that the "exploding manholes" are actually reflections of streetlights. All that burnt shoeleather chasing down a nonstory about a blurry picture of nothing.

Posted by: Peej at February 21, 2013 09:25 PM (xYVem)

299 292 Soothsayer.

Rex the BlunderDog is feeling frisky?

Sit Ubu, sit!

Good dog...

Posted by: sven10077 at February 21, 2013 09:26 PM (LRFds)

300 Baldwin belongs to a political party who have been steadily pushing for years to make saying certain vulgar names to certain people into just such a MOTHER FUCKING CRIME.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 21, 2013 09:14 PM (gqT4g)


The American Left is chomping at the bit to enact some sweet, sweet hate speech legislation. If anyone other than me recalls, one of the 'conversations' to emerge immediately following the Benghazi incident was about curbing freedom of expression, such as vaguely anti-Islamic YouTube videos, to, you know, prevent riots from breaking out, to save lives damn it. Shouting fire in a crowded theater and all that.

But first they need to get that pesky 2nd Amendment out of the way.

Posted by: troyriser at February 21, 2013 09:26 PM (ptcFO)

301 once again . . . لا تطعم الطرول

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at February 21, 2013 09:27 PM (QTHTd)

302 Rex the Wonder Dog's schtick is to post rambling troll comments that make no sense and read like so much word salad.

In the spirit of this post, I think we should all congratulate Rex on delivering a truly stellar piece of rambling bullshit. Bravo, Rex!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 21, 2013 09:27 PM (CA2NO)

303 ah Rex I just read your bullshit...

David Fucking Carr can't carry Ace's jock strap let alone several of our regulars.

Go fuck yourself and leave fucking the nation to Jugears.

Posted by: sven10077 at February 21, 2013 09:27 PM (LRFds)

304
Hey all the good guys are on sans Rex!!!

Fuck you. War.

I am all for that Sven, all for that. I will piss in their skulls, but I want to piss from the high ground. Show them what jokes these laws are. Let them feel the stress of an investigation.

And Repubs had a great online ad on the sequester. BUT CAN THEY STOP CALLING THESE CUTS "DEVASTATING"!!!! The sequester is only the fucking beginning. Stop acting as if it is the worst thing ever to happen.

Hey GOP: It's a STUPID way to cut spending, but it will not be DEVASTATING OR THE END OF THE WORLD.

Get that through your fucking messaging, would you!! Thanks

Posted by: prescient11 at February 21, 2013 09:28 PM (qv7yL)

305 But first they need to get that pesky 2nd Amendment out of the way.
Posted by: troyriser


Nope.

Just introduce enough 'exceptions' in order to 'actualize' the true meaning of the amendment.

The Freedom of Speech means the freedom to shut up your opponents.

And if you say otherwise, you sir, are a racist™.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 21, 2013 09:28 PM (Ipj15)

306 294 lowandslow,

evidently the greatest writer since Seymour Butts....

Posted by: sven10077 at February 21, 2013 09:29 PM (LRFds)

307
sven, you know if you leave food out the raccoons will keep coming back

Posted by: soothsayer at February 21, 2013 09:29 PM (KeJAW)

308
Troyriser:

Indeed. I am watching that like a hawk. These leftist/statist fucks. Hate crime laws are unconstitutional and need to be challenged at every turn.

Posted by: prescient11 at February 21, 2013 09:30 PM (qv7yL)

309 302 MWR,

Yeah whereas my schtick is to post 98% banality and then 1.5% semi-cogent cryptic analysis and about .5% dancing shoes good posts....

which means about 600% more knowledge than Wex

Posted by: sven10077 at February 21, 2013 09:30 PM (LRFds)

310 Pssst, Rex, if you want to piss ace off, just call him a RINO. You're trying way too hard sunshine.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 21, 2013 09:31 PM (yCvxi)

311 307 Soothsayer,

I like troll busting...

in a rare feat of irony you do know that Jake Tapper called me his "silly raccoon" based on my avatar when I twatted no?

Posted by: sven10077 at February 21, 2013 09:31 PM (LRFds)

312 179 BREAKING NEWS: SCIENTISTS CONFIRM THAT KEITH OLBERMANN IS STILL A DICK
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 21, 2013 08:23 PM (GEICT)


fixed...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at February 21, 2013 09:31 PM (Jcd0S)

313 which means about 600% more knowledge than Wex
Posted by: sven10077 at February 21, 2013 09:30 PM (LRFds)



You overestimate dear little Rexy's intellectual prowess. That 600% should be at least 1200%, and that's being kind.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 21, 2013 09:32 PM (CA2NO)

314 Must be a slow night. The story is FOUR days old.



meh.

Posted by: Billy Bob, Pseudo Intellectual at February 21, 2013 09:33 PM (wR+pz)

315 BREAKING NEWS: SCIENTISTS CONFIRM THAT KEITH OLBERMANN HAS NO A DICK

Well that's what I heard!

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at February 21, 2013 09:33 PM (QTHTd)

316
and all this time I had you pegged for a silly wabbit

Posted by: soothsayer at February 21, 2013 09:33 PM (KwX0v)

317 315 Boulder Toilet Hobo,

Well Maddow has joint custody with their collective cock....

Posted by: sven10077 at February 21, 2013 09:33 PM (LRFds)

318 *nods to the Ghostbusters reference

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 21, 2013 09:34 PM (yCvxi)

319 197 Think of all the movies that feature reporters or lawyers as heroes.There are an awful lot of them.(written of course by reporters and lawyers)
Posted by: steevy at February 21, 2013 08:29 PM (9XBK2)


John Grisham sucks and his books blow.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at February 21, 2013 09:34 PM (Jcd0S)

320 The good news? Looks like ace can get 300 comments on nothing.


Oh, wait this isn't the Morning thread or the ONT. This is the "content" thread.

Posted by: Billy Bob, Pseudo Intellectual at February 21, 2013 09:35 PM (wR+pz)

321 316 soothsayer,

Was enamored with the grey bandits my whole life....

my uncle had a pet raccoon back on the farm named Houdini, goddamned democrats have criminalized keeping pet raccoons and fox.

I have to not think about how much freedom we've lost or I would spend all day screaming.

Posted by: sven10077 at February 21, 2013 09:35 PM (LRFds)

322 Pssst, Rex, if you want to piss ace off, just call him a RINO. You're trying way too hard sunshine.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 21, 2013 09:31 PM (yCvxi)



Or fail to find his jokes funny. Right, BtW?


I'm just teasin' ya!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 21, 2013 09:35 PM (CA2NO)

323 "...These leftist/statist fucks..."

Posted by: prescient11 at February 21, 2013 09:30 PM (qv7yL)

'Statist' doesn't work very well as a pejorative. It doesn't feel right on the tongue somehow--all of those sibilants, maybe. I keep it old school: commies, commie bastards, socialist weasels...

I agree with the sentiment, though.

Posted by: troyriser at February 21, 2013 09:36 PM (ptcFO)

324 Posted by: prescient11 at February 21, 2013 09:28 PM (qv7yL)

When your only job is to spend money, and pass laws... any cut in spending is HORRIBLE!

What you are seeing here is their true colors... this is 2% of spending...

Hellfire... they won't even cut the Foreign Aid to Egypt (a quick 2 billion) when an ENEMY has taken that country.

Repub... or Dem... they all want money to spend... which is why this 'cut' is such a Catastrophy...

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 21, 2013 09:36 PM (lZBBB)

325
really, the girl judge on American Idol, Kylie Minogue, looks like candy personified

Ill bet she tastes like candy too.

Posted by: soothsayer at February 21, 2013 09:36 PM (39q3n)

326 319 Krebs V Carnot,

You know I would have ran through walls had Crichton ever ran for office even though he was a lot more liberal than I?

He had the humility to grasp that despite his intellect there are millions upon millions of layers of knowledge he could never master.

Humility is a dying virtue.

Posted by: sven10077 at February 21, 2013 09:36 PM (LRFds)

327
Egypt needs to be cut off immediately.

I agree with statist not having the same bite. I will stick with commie and leftist.

Posted by: prescient11 at February 21, 2013 09:37 PM (qv7yL)

328 325 Soothsayer,

she along with Samantha Fox despite my being rather Alternative as a lad were definitely "wind" beneath little Sven's wings....

Posted by: sven10077 at February 21, 2013 09:37 PM (LRFds)

329 Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 21, 2013 09:35 PM (CA2NO)


I figured it would be in poor taste if I said it. Thanks for coming through for me on that one.


Not that I'm a terribly good arbiter of taste mind you...

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 21, 2013 09:38 PM (yCvxi)

330
is Minogue that old?

she looks 25

Posted by: soothsayer at February 21, 2013 09:39 PM (FC8Yl)

331
When it all goes to shit, expect the average LIV and other desperate people blame the rich and CEOs.
Expect the left to egg them on and give those calling for the heads of those people previously named, special status and other goodies. They will be the basis of the "people's" army the likes of which chavez uses in Venezuela to maintain control.

Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at February 21, 2013 09:39 PM (Zn+eF)

332 "she along with Samantha Fox despite my being rather Alternative as a lad were definitely "wind" beneath little Sven's wings...."


I had a pretty sweet poster of her right next to my Lamborghini Countach poster back during high school.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 21, 2013 09:41 PM (yCvxi)

333 I figured it would be in poor taste if I said it. Thanks for coming through for me on that one.



I do what I can. *bow*


Not that I'm a terribly good arbiter of taste mind you...


On this blog, if you manage to survive one ill-advised Google search, you've officially left Tasteful and Decorous in the dust. It's true. *wise nod*

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 21, 2013 09:41 PM (CA2NO)

334
Burn the Witch performed a cost-benefit analysis on Ace's joke, to be more precise.

(Actually, I think it was Romeo13 who did it first. )

Posted by: soothsayer at February 21, 2013 09:41 PM (Fely/)

335 331 Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale,

yeah...there's an app for that.....

look at the Rodney king riots.

Posted by: sven10077 at February 21, 2013 09:41 PM (LRFds)

336 NY Post and Gateway Pundit is saying that the NY "Hate Crimes" Unit is investigating his verbal insults against a black female reporter.

The reporter was white and female; the photographer was black and male, IIRC.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at February 21, 2013 09:44 PM (Jcd0S)

337

nood, and nobody told me

Posted by: soothsayer at February 21, 2013 09:44 PM (ZgBZU)

338
Krebs,

Thanks for the info.

Sven:

I was very impressed by Crichton's speech. Very intelligent individual.

Posted by: prescient11 at February 21, 2013 09:52 PM (qv7yL)

339 late to the party. But they are about to be unemployed. YT, bleedin out, has decided to get rid of the Boston Herald. Papers will not exist before too long. Gonna need that shoe leaather. Looking for work

Posted by: thunderb at February 21, 2013 10:01 PM (Dnbau)

340 "Hey, keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for those stars, guys."

Or, as my favorite DJ signs off his Sunday afternoon radio show, "Keep your face in the gutter and keep reaching for the car keys."

Posted by: Z as in Jersey at February 21, 2013 11:37 PM (Fvc1x)

341 Hell yeah that's daring ace. Do you know what the USSA will do to someone who enters a building without buzzing in?! They send the dogs after you and throw you in the slammer for 10 years! IF you survive being shot!

Posted by: fb at February 22, 2013 12:16 AM (qnMOL)

342 Totally plate of shrimp to-day because what did I find on my lovely FB feed but a comment from a 'friend' respononding to her slagging Fox news.

I get most of my news from alt sources, but I get tired of the bashing of Fox and I also pointed to articles that showed how often journalists give money to Dem causes (it was from MSNBC - 125 to Dem candidates, 16 to the GOP). Said friend pointed to an article that claims that those who watch Fox news are the least informed, blah blah.

I get tired of fighting these battles nearly every day. So many times the sins are of omission - like the Benghazi incident which Bret Baier God bless him, has done a few good pieces on but the MSM doesn't. And oh, there were no WMDs in Iraq, since we don't count toxins stored in freezers (Dulfour report) and IEDs made with old nerve agent shells - that was on another so called 'study' a few years ago showing how ill informed Republicans are.

When the lib media makes a mistake they circle the wagons - see Candy and the debates. If someone like Shapiro makes a mistake, forget it - he'll be tagged with it for life.

Sorry if this is rambling, but it's late.

Posted by: Linlithgow at February 22, 2013 03:02 AM (Gim9y)

343 Posted by: Linlithgow at February 22, 2013 03:02 AM (Gim9y)

I got into an argument with a lefty family member about more or less the same subject. I was told to turn off the "Fox Box", which I took to mean a vague accusation of dishonesty concerning Fox's journalism. I asked for further clarification, and was told (again, vaguely) that they lie. I pressed for a single specific incident in which they lied, were caught and voluntarily issued a retraction. Suddenly, said relative 'didn't want to talk about it'. You can't even provide one easily proven fact to back up your ridiculous assertions? No wonder you don't want to talk about it.
Tool.
Someone said that belief without knowledge is ignorance without shame. Can't recall offhand who, though.

Posted by: model_1066 at February 22, 2013 07:33 AM (7xPCu)

344 It's really delicious irony seeing hacks celebrate inaccuracies in Chuck Hagel's hiddenbackground.They're essentiallydefending an inarticulate has been.I say confirm him. Hagel isObama's Les Aspen.

Posted by: Silent Majority at February 22, 2013 09:19 AM (KydDZ)

345 Note: It is not daring-do, it's derring-do.

Posted by: iceman at February 22, 2013 09:29 AM (S+el1)

346 These reporters were kids who grew up being congratulated for participating in activities. He's just doing his victory lap, why be so mean to him?

Stop the hate, people. Give the poor dweeb some room to grow. He'll be an adult someday.

Posted by: Publius at February 22, 2013 11:03 AM (Qr4pi)

347 Ginger. Smells like...victory.

Posted by: General Zod at February 22, 2013 07:28 PM (2+bRt)






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