Wednesday, August 20, 2008

MoDo madness, Wednesday edition

Maureen Dowd's public collapse into stark raving lunacy continues with today's nervous breakdown, Two Against The One New York Times 08/20/08.

I certainly couldn't add much to Bob Somerby's deconstruction of it in his Daily Howler post for 08/20/08. He introduces it by saying, "Maureen Dowd has been visibly disturbed for a good long while. Despite this fact, the New York Times has kept her in print. As we can see from her column this morning, their conduct borders on evil - and that’s a word we rarely use."

This is also an on-point observation:

It has long been an utter embarrassment, watching the Times allow this crackpot to pimp these gender-nut themes. But when it comes to issues of gender, Maureen Dowd is a stone-cold nutcase. And must we state the obvious? In Dowd's work, these themes are aimed at Democrats only. Every Dem wife is some version of bitch. Have you ever seen her say a word about the Wife of McCain? (my emphasis in bold)
He also has this more general comment about the state of our so-called press corps' conduct:

In the past dozen years, Major Dems have been relentlessly demonized—and Big Reps like McCain have been turned into saints. (Until he finally destroyed the known world, George W. Bush was “plain-spoken,” “a different kind of Republican.” Until he repulsed the voters of Iowa and New Hampshire, Rudy Giuliani was endlessly praised as “America’s Mayor.”)
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