April 26, 2010

Can Irony Be Fatal?

If it is, we'll be ignoring the funeral of Matthew Yglesias later this week.

Here's a free hint, kid: don't talk crap about someone being a shill for ideologically-driven publications and think tanks when that sums up your entire resume. Your bosses might find you ungrateful...or they may giggle over the fact you're a malleable idiot utterly lacking in self-awareness.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at April 26, 2010 08:19 AM

No nepotism in Yglesias's career, and his book publisher, Wiley,is general interest, not an ideological niche publisher. No easy gigs lined up on tv or talk radio, and the magazines he writes for aren't rolling in dough from Rupert Murdoch or the Olin Foundation. On the plus side, he doesn't have to pretend Mark Levin has a brain. So far so good for his argument. On your side, you manage only to notice that Yglesias tends to write and work for liberals. That would be the beginning of a case, not the whole of it.

either. Not much in the way of shilling either. Your works for a liberal think tank, but otherwise the parallel falls down. No nepotism, and Wiley, his book publisher, There's a lot less scratch to go around on the liberal side, which reduces incentives for shilling

Posted by: Kyle at April 26, 2010 08:50 AM

Kyle: YGBSM. It's an open secret that most foundations prefer to fund lefty causes and think-tanks, and it's interesting that you drop the names of Rupert Murdoch and the Olin Foundation while completely ignoring George Soros, Ralph Nader, and their small army of lobbying organizations, "media watchdogs" such as Media Matters, and other such liberal opinion outlets. The Juice Box Mafia may not be rolling in dough, but none of them are hurting for cash, either. Overall, you get a 3/10 for this miserable attempt at a troll; points deducted for the lousy editing job. Preview before you post next time; it'll keep you from looking quite so befuddled and incoherent.

Posted by: wombat-socho at April 26, 2010 05:40 PM

Doubleday's an ideological niche publisher?

Posted by: H. G Fielding at April 26, 2010 07:42 PM

Irony is lost on lefty trolls.
Matty works for TP(ideologically-driven blog), funded by CfAPAF(ideologically-driven big money organization), and it is
EXACTLY what he is slamming.

Posted by: JP at April 27, 2010 01:51 AM