Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Poor Baby

Richard Cohen is sad today.

After the Washington Post columnist wrote a column saying that Stephen Colbert's performance at the White House Correspondent's Dinner wasn't funny, people wrote to his e-mail address. And some were mean to him. Some of them even used bad words. So he wrote this extended whine about it, the basic thrust of which was "you big liberal meanies! I hope you lose your stupid election!" (His pique, as per usual, was directed at mean ol' liberals, as if no right winger ever used bad language in writing someone with whom they disagreed).

Jesus. Grow up, man. You're a columnist for a major newspaper. You're going to get some nasty letters. If you can't be a man about it, maybe you should go write cat mysteries or something.


David Terrenoire said...

Right after the glow of Mission Accomplished began to fade, Cohen wrote a column asking who could have predicted no WMDs and a nasty insurgency, saying that none of the people he usually had dinner with foresaw this calamity.

I wrote him a letter saying he needs to dine with smarter people.

Jesus, does this guy ever get out of Washington?

JD Rhoades said...

The first time I heard that "no one could have predicted an insurgency" malarkey, I went, "have you people not even SEEN Red Dawn?"

James Lincoln Warren said...

That's because these folks' definition of truth is, "Whatever I want to believe."

Steve Allan said...

Colbert was a friggin' riot. Just because there was a lot of truth in his comedy, conservatives didn't think it was funny. As for this guy, isn't it a little ironic that he's upset that people are criticizing his criticism? Hypocrite.

Anonymous said...

Are you saying it isn't tough to write cat mysteries, dude? You try cleaning up those fur balls and say that again!

JD Rhoades said...

I'm not saying it's not tough...but I bet they don't get hate mail!