A Member of the Pundustry

March 22, 2008 at 5:41 pm 2 comments

Already a big fan of Gene Weingarten, but this article for Sunday’s Post Magazine put him over the top! (It sounds like something I would do, but I wouldn’t be nearly as funny.)

Some quotes I like:

“The peril of listening to Limbaugh and O’Reilly at the same time is that you tend to compare them, and these are dangerous waters for an unapologetic, unreconstructed New Deal liberal like me.”

“Foofahahas are half foofaraw and half brouhaha. They occur on Capitol Hill with some regularity, identifiable by their momentary intensity but fleeting duration; typically, they cause a flurry of speechifying and accusation launching, dominating the day’s spin cycle. Then they instantly disappear like water in the sand.”

“ON CNN’S ‘LOU DOBBS TONIGHT,’ listeners taking the nightly poll are only in 85 percent agreement with Lou’s position, apparently because the question is phrased imprecisely, with a double negative, and people have gotten confused about what they were supposed to say. (Lou almost always gets 95 to 97 percent agreement because his polls generally feature yes-no questions that read like this: ‘Do you think America should forfeit its future by opening the borders to illegal, chimichanga-chomping busboys?’)”

oh, and also: DUKE LOST! yayyyyyy!

p.s. I hope this comes up when people Google “pundustry.”

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Entry filed under: Internet, Politics, Reading, Television, Washington Post.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Tom Kern  |  March 23, 2008 at 11:34 am

    It did come up on a Google search for ‘pundustry’. I think Gene has come up with a long lasting term for the industry of punditing.

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  • 2. Jerome  |  March 25, 2008 at 10:30 am

    I read that feature too–it was great. I love Gene Weingarten. I also happened to be listening to the Michael Savage show that he referenced–that guy has truly lost it, and yet I can’t stop listening to his ramblings.

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