Friday, October 30, 2009

America's Next Great Pundit Contest

At the Washington Post, didn't care for my poke George Will in the eye punditry it seems. Alas, this was no contest at all, but a diversity of mediocrity festival that resembles applying for any job if you happen to to over 50 and not already a Stanford perfessor like one of the winners.
Thank you for entering the first season of the America’s Next Great Pundit contest. You didn’t make the judging easy for us. Not only did we get nearly 5,000 entries, but a great many of those entries were really quite excellent -- smart, interesting, funny, well written and well argued. So while we’re sorry to say that we can’t include you as one of our ten finalists this time around, we hope this isn’t the last time we hear from you.
Oh it won't be. like most contests, these ten finalists are the most limp selection imaginable and the reason newspapers are doomed. The truth won't ever be sexy with this level of punditry. Glenn Beck, rest easy. Ca Ching!

The line up? Wow. Diverse and successful and alas, not writers. All of the columns suck. Insert any ethnic joke conservatives love. George Will's bullshit is sooo safe.

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Blogger Mark said...

GM Roper has left a new comment on your post "America's Next Great Pundit Contest":

Yorkie, you come off like a petulant waif who didn't get an extra cookie. Oh, and isn't it nice how all those "faux agw" emails got outed. Heh!

12:10 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Just commenting on a rigged contest is all Roper. I'm entitled to my opinion. They're real emails, and prove nothing of the sort other than the moron deniers are idiots. As if we needed more evidence of that. LOL!

How about the wingnuts who hacked them? Crimes are okay with you I guess. I know you have no scruples so I'm not surprised.

12:14 PM  
Blogger GM Roper said...

Scruples? You leftwing nuts cheer when the NYTimes publishes secret documents that threaten national security but get your panties in a knot when someone exposes your blatant scheming? LAMO!

2:25 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

National security my ass. Climate instability actually is though. There is no scheme here. The sad part is these whack job fakir's like McIntyre et al get any press at all. I guess the only way, since they have no legitimate research, is to hack correspondence and make much ado about nothing. Of course that's a crime, but hey, no honor among thieves eh?

2:31 PM  
Blogger GM Roper said...

I am amused at your lack of response. Pay attention to the "theft" but not to the utter fakery of those on the agw side. LAMO, wisdom and punditry indeed!

8:25 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

There is no fakiry. There never has been. There is no trick or conspiracy to trick. Here's a newsflash: no one can fake the warming of the earth. It's an easy measurement. Maybe you should brush up on your basic math Roper?

8:56 AM  

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