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Monday, January 30, 2006

Joel Stein Revealed

I received an email several days ago from an individual who thought it important to come to the defense of Joel Stein. You may remember Stein; he was the Los Angeles Times columnist who announced that he was opposed to the War on Terror AND our troops in the field. I labeled the man traitorous (here); an honest leftist traitor. My email buddy asked if I realized that Stein was in fact a satirist. A satirist? I reread the article. A satirist he ain't.

Then I read this interview with Hugh Hewitt and came to the realization that the LA Times columnist isn't really a traitor either. I had given him too much credit. Joel Stein is a moron who can't put two coherent sentences together. One who doesn't know what he believes.

Read the interview. It shines the light on what's left of the antique media.

Hollywood Slides Further Into Obscurity

If the Screen Actors Guild celebrates the impact it had in the past year on American culture through the many films released in 2005 and nobody cares, is it still worth celebrating? Last night Hollywood went through the motions feting a movie about a confused homosexual author (not to be confused with the movie about two confused homosexual sheep herders) and a confused movie about a city full of troubled people - oh, and Reese Witherspoon - taking top honors:

PARTY 'CRASH'ERS

By Bill Hoffman, Ed Robinson, and Lou Lumenick, The New York Post

January 30, 2006 -- SAG'S UNSADDLING NIGHT FOR 'BROKEBACK'

The gay cowboys fell off their horse and "Crashed" at the Screen Actor's Guild Awards last night.

The cast of pre-show favorite "Brokeback Mountain" came away broke, losing the award for ensemble performance to the cast of "Crash," a film about racial tensions in Los Angeles.

Meanwhile, "Brokeback's" two stars, Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, lost out in individual categories. Ledger was beaten for the best lead actor in a film by Phillip Seymour Hoffman, who portrayed writer Truman Capote in "Capote." (link)

Whatever.

Only In The Times

When I read the headline this morning in the New York Times, "ABC News Anchor Is Badly Injured by Bomb in Iraq," I immediately wanted to express my sympathies and to wish him well. But look at how the Times twists the story:
BAGHDAD, Iraq, Jan. 29 — One of the new co-anchors of ABC's evening newscast, Bob Woodruff, and a network cameraman suffered head wounds and other serious injuries on Sunday when a large roadside bomb struck the Iraqi military vehicle carrying them north of the capital.

The injuries represented the latest crisis for a network news division that has been reeling since Peter Jennings, the longtime anchor of "World News Tonight," died of lung cancer in August [my emphasis]. (link)
How cold is that? "Bob Woodruff is fighting for his life. What's going to happen to ABC's ratings?"

Shameful. Pathetic and shameful.