Tuesday, April 17, 2012

America's Concern Troll

Hey, speaking of the Washington Post editorial page, we see the high standards it has set for its substantial role in public discourse. And who better than Richard Cohen?

Though I have a feeling it will not work out that way (my money is on Commander Bunny Pants, surely the most poetically deserving of all the contenders for "Face of the Naughts") -- Atrios may make this a big day indeed for A.C.T. (UPDATE: nevermind, he was named last week...I'm a bad blogger) and Cohen shows why he's such a viable contender for all manner of dubious distinctions -- and does it literally in less than his first dozen words:
Among the attributes I most envy in a public man (or woman) is the ability to lie.
Oh sure, it's a jaw-droppingly awful thing to write...but the man is nothing if not efficient in demonstrating his bona fides.


smitty werbenmajensen said...

Cohen's already made the list as one of the runners up, no?

Montag said...

Nope. Cohen's a jerk, and a wanker, but he's not a major-league wanker, even if he's working for the WaPoo.

And, yes, Little Boots deserves the recognition as the world's biggest wanker, but, he's a politician, not a media star and, so far, Atrios has kept the list to media personalities.

I'm guessing that little Tommy Friedman gets the top spot or, as an outside possibility, Bobo Brooks. If the award can be posthumous, maybe Broder.

But, honestly, Cohen is just not a wanker's wanker. He's annoying, duplicitous and incapable of admitting fault, but, somehow, he just doesn't sit atop the pinnacle of wankery. He's not even near the level of, say, a Jonah Goldberg as yet.

He's actually forgettable, which no true wanker could possibly be.

Raoul Paste said...

My money is on David Brooks.
I'm sure Richard Cohen admires him a lot.
He's the most cynical and calculated propagandist working today, IMHO.

Billy B said...

Montag - Artois said no one deceased would be on the list, so the Dean and Novacula were DQed from the get-go.

Raoul Paste said...

As I said, it will be Tom Friedman for sure.

pansypoo said...

he is not worthy of #1..

Substance McGravitas said...

Among the attributes I most envy

Richard Cohen's a shitty liar.