Thursday, March 03, 2005

OpinionJournal Sucks

I used to like reading James Taranto's OpinionJournal for a mix of decent conservative ideology and an admittedly funny skewering of some of the excesses of modern liberalism. (I confess, despite holding many liberal positions, to enjoy this kind of skewering, which I used to read in US News and World Report written by John Leo, because I found a lot of it to be accurate.) Now I can't stand him; it seems like the whole point of OpinionJournal is to bash anything left of center and to serve as a shill for the Republican National Committee. There is not an original idea left in the daily diatribe Taranto sends out.

What really sucks is that Taranto wastes time on stories that are so old that it is annoying to read about them. Today's post is a perfect example; it contains yet more Dan Rather-bashing, yet more Max Cleland-bashing, yet more bashing of the anti-war organization, Kerry-bashing continues (Taranto has the childish habit of calling people names and identifying them by disrespectful phrases). A mention of Ted Kennedy does not come without a reference to Chappaquidik. Kerry is referred to as "haughty" and "French-looking".

This is like, really lame. Taranto should cut this nonsense out of his daily post and try and come up with an original idea for a change.


At 9:31 AM, Blogger Irina Tsukerman said...

Such as?

At 5:44 PM, Blogger Michael Brenner said...

It's up to Taranto.

At 6:16 PM, Blogger laurenbove said...

Oh, those Kennedy references are tired and lame... he's got to do better than that. Such namecalling is for the desperate and brainless. Why not stick to talent,truth and content? Perhaps b/c he's hasn't either?

At 11:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Personally I could care less as long as the names fit circumstances. Especially the Kerry comment refering to the Khmer Rouge, Kerry brought that upon himself by being an idiot.

At 12:52 AM, Blogger Gothamimage said...

Taranto is running out of steam and he is emblamatic of internal decay on the right- he is not nearly as smart as he thinks he is, and being nasty is not always funny.

Hatred of France, is a play on weak minds, who confuse sophestication for weakness and civilization for lack of steadfastness. Taranto is disrespectful to the 160000 Frenchmen who died in the Nazi invasion- died within 6 weeks.

This is what happens when people who live in mental cul-de-sacs.


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