Self-governing watch: The latest in adult coloring books!

FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2016

Also, the latest from Marshall:
With the growth in the partisan web, the dumbing down of the various tribes has become a very large industry.

The various tribes must be pandered to, served their favorite porridge. It isn't just for the ditto-heads any more! There's money in dumbing us down!

We expect to review the dumbing down of the Maddow Show as part of a series next week. For today, we think Josh Marshall has hit rock bottom with this, the ultimate dumb-down.

"Grassley Compares Garland to Foreign Dictator," Josh's tribalized headline screams. As he continues, he dumbs TPM readers way down. Presumably, there's gold in them there hills!
MARSHALL (3/18/16): A good life lesson: once you do stupid, terrible things, pretty soon you have to end up saying stupid, terrible things. Here's the Chuck Grassley edition.
Go ahead! Check out the "stupid, terrible thing" Grassley actually said. Our question, after clicking Marshall's link:

How dare Chuck Grassley say that Judge Garland is "a decent person?"

We told you last week that Josh has taken this route. During the last decade, a very smart person became a businessman. He's now dumbing his liberal readers way, way down.

It's very, very hard to believe that this serves the society's interests. Apparently, though, this sort of thing is very good for business. Just look around our massively dumbed-down web.

The dumbing-down of true believers isn't just for Hannity fans any more! Regarding those adult coloring books, you'll have to see our next post.

24 comments:

  1. That is, indeed, incredibly dishonest click-bait. I don't think I've seen anything so dishonest even on Salon, which wallows in such click-bait tactics.

    Well, never did follow TPM much. I should write Josh a condemning letter, but... (yawn). And I'm not saying that it isn't perfectly reasonable for Bob to bring this tribal dumbing-down to light.

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    1. At least Marshall has a tribe that Bob can accuse him of dumbing down. No such accusation is possible with Somerby.

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    2. Then you haven't been paying attention.

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  2. Typical Bobkisser ReaderMarch 19, 2016 at 12:44 AM

    Yes, what Chuck Grassley and the Republicans are doing and saying regarding the Supreme Court deplorable but the real problem is Josh Marshall running a commercially viable web site.

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  4. Marshall refuses to allow comments on his pontifications. He is very much an autocratic businessman.

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  5. "Regarding those adult coloring books, you'll have to see our next post."

    If it ever comes. And I certainly hope it does because this post makes absolutely no sense.

    But then Bob has this way of teasing something one day, then forgetting all about it the next. I do hope this time he tells us where his nonsense is headed and what point he hopes to make about the decline and fall of Western Civilization because of a new, simple, inexpensive, and very harmless hobby.



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    1. How is adults acting like children harmless?

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    2. It's only harmful if the appeal is to "be a child" in the way safe spaces and feeling "triggered" are. Otherwise, it can have its own appeal as an activity.

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    3. What would Sarah Palin say, Robert?

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