MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2012
A famous name you won’t hear: Maureen Dowd’s column in Sunday’s Times was truly a piece for the ages.
In our earlier post, we forgot to mention one point. Perhaps because the piece was so bad, the New York Times extended a favor to its brilliant star columnist:
No comments were allowed with Dowd’s column! When’s the last time you saw that practice adopted with a New York Times op-ed column?
By dint of its world-class illogic, Dowd’s column ought to go straight to the Smithsonian.
(Shorter Dowd: Susan Rice should have revealed classified information when she went on those Sunday shows! And she should have agreed with that Libyan pol! Libyan pols can't be wrong!)
Beyond that, the column extended Dowd’s decade of misogyny—a decade of misogyny directed at Democrats only. (Only Clark Hoyt dares tell.)
You’d think the liberal world would put up its dukes when a columnist behaves the way Dowd does. But you won’t hear Maureen Dowd’s name tonight on The One True Liberal Channel.
People, it just isn't done.
Lawrence O’Donnell won’t mention her column. Neither will Rachel or Chris or Big Ed—no, not even Al! The channel’s new group of Kool Kidz won’t mention Dowd’s name either.
Krystal and Joy-Ann will keep their traps shut. Joan Walsh will have seen no evil. If Ezra and Chris Hayes are on, they’ll make it a silent night too. David will have no idea.
Go ahead—reread Dowd’s nasty, ridiculous column. (Warning: Moronic word-play ahead!) Ask yourself what kind of political movement simply accepts such calumnies when they are aimed, in a nasty way, at its biggest female stars.
The answer is simple: The career liberal world accepts such conduct! The Times provides good jobs at good pay, and Dowd is a very powerful player within its broken-souled firmament.
Career liberals simply accept this crap, hoping we liberal rubes won’t notice. They accepted this all through the Clinton-Gore years. They are happy to lap it up now.
Go ahead! Reread that ridiculous column, then watch your favorite TV stars. Sheriff Joe may get mentioned tonight.
Broken-souled Dowd never will.