Monday, October 20, 2008

Quickie: Media Elite Lashes Out at Elite Media

Today's column by Bill Kristol in the New York Times is absolutely hilarious. The gist of the column is to try to defend populism, and this is really, really funny coming from Kristol, who gets around to it by immediately dropping quotes in that awesome populist language, Latin. Then, he scales new heights of ridiculousness by going on and on about the "elites," both "media elites" and otherwise, and their wicked ways.

LOL. Bill Kristol, born in New York City, favored and pampered son of the founder of neoconservatism, founder and editor of a national magazine, regular contributor to Fox News, columnist for the New York Times, graduate of Harvard, user of Latin... throwing stones at the elites. Is he being intentionally ludicrous?

On the other hand, this is the guy who dug up Sarah Palin, and I'll always be thankful for that.

EDIT: I'm forced to the conclusion that this isn't really the latest Bill Kristol column, but rather a brilliant parody concocted by some mad, genius parodist. Well done!


puravida said...

"[Joe the Plumber] seems like a sensible man to me."

Thus spaketh the Great Kristolini. The tax-cheating, non-plumber not really named Joe is a sensible man. A "real" American, if you will.

Having missed all the Freeper fun on Friday, a Billy Kristol column to start my week almost makes up for it.

HRH King Friday XIII said...

Actually, Kirstol penned that article as Bill the Plumber.

Anonymous said...

I imagine Bill Kristol has probably never even met a plumber. Even the ones who work on his house probably take their orders from a housekeeper.

Cecilia said...

I think Maureen Dowd has been hacking into emails again. Naughty naughty

Seriously though, what the holy fuck was that?

Alkibiades said...

Well of course he uses Latin: is it not the language of the vox populi?

If he were truly elitist he would quote Greek.

Steve said...

"Eway reaay llaay oejay hetay lumberpay"!

Anonymous said...

This comment is not about Kristol. He's a boob, and if you read him too much your hooves might melt. Be careful!

I have a request that I hope PSP will grant. I coined a new phrase yesterday during Powell's eloquent endorsement of Sen. Obama, and I'd like to have sparkle spread it around: "Ostrich Diplomacy"

As practiced by Condi, George and Johnny McCrankypants.

Your friend from the dock,
Rhoda Penmark

Princess Sparkle Pony said...

Actually, that's a good comment, because Powell's endorsement of Obama is, in fact, ALL about Bill Kristol and the neocons who almost destroyed Powell's career. His endorsement of Obama is payback, big time.

FranIAm said...

Et tu boo hoo. Bill is such a regular Latin speaking guy.