Patterico's Pontifications

7/18/2006

Leftist Blogger Notes Comparisons of Glenn Greenwald to a “Douche”

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 6:31 pm



The Poorman looks at Xrlq’s fisking of Glenn Greenwald, and pulls out the following quotes for our condemnation:

Biggest Douche in the Blogosphere […]
Glenn is a douche […]
Greenwald gets a hell of a lot more traction than your average douche does […]
1. Glenn Greenwald is the biggest douche in the blogosphere.
2. Glenn Greenwald is the biggest douche in the blogosphere.
3. Glenn Greenwald is the biggest douche in the blogosphere. […]
the überdouche […]
Calling an überdouche like Greenwald a mere “douche” is a bit like calling Bill Gates just another businessman or Babe Ruth just another baseball player. Greenwald is not just a garden variety douche; he’s the Biggest Douche in the Blogosphere, the John Edward of blogdom.

I condemn it, really, I do. But I can’t help but chuckle as I condemn.

P.S. I once noticed that when I stuck the term “Patterico” into Technorati I got sponsored links for sock puppets — and for a subscription to the L.A. Times. I wonder how long it’s going to be before a Technorati search for “Glenn Greenwald” contains sponsored links for douches.

21 Responses to “Leftist Blogger Notes Comparisons of Glenn Greenwald to a “Douche””

  1. Marcel Duchamp.

    Hah! Made you say douche.

    Dan Collins (69d423)

  2. Douche but that doesn’t count because I hab a cold.

    Pat Patterson (5b3946)

  3. It’s too bad that CafePress doesn’t mkae douches.

    Xrlq (7afef3)

  4. Oooooh. Another circle jerk. Yay.

    steve (6cbac1)

  5. Steve–

    Sorry, dude, there’s no room for you.

    Dan Collins (69d423)

  6. Xrlq–

    Let’s explore this concept. So, would you be able to specify your own combination of essential oils and scents, and so forth?

    Dan Collins (69d423)

  7. o douche hut up

    reliapundit (92dbd2)

  8. I love douche. Douchy, douche douche. Here it goes down, down into my…

    Well, you get the picture.

    Glenda Greenewalde (044292)

  9. […] UPDATED: This has to stop! We can’t stand it anymore! Please note that we unequivocally and in the strongest terms possible denounce, condemn and wag our finger menacingly in the general directions of any of the perpetrators mentioned in this post, not to mention this one. Not to mention the eliminationist hate-mongers who posted said posts, just in case the denunciations and condemnations of the posters that the posts were about weren’t forceful enough for Queen Douchewald and the Doucelettes. […]

    Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler » Blog Archive » Counter-Douching (502642)

  10. Rather than “chuckle” along with a fool attacking a blogger with different views from your own, Patterico, I think it would be more productive if you debated the issues.

    I could start blog tomorrow, and perhaps I will. And in that blog I think that I will write, not once, or twice, but three times that you are a douche. Ha! take that!

    On the other hand, if I start a blog tomorrow, I’ll probably limit it to substancial debate…

    MplsDog (1fc1a2)

  11. Oh sure, you think it’s funny now, but have you considered that it might cause women to shun douches?

    Karl (a893ab)

  12. “MplsDog,” could you be any more of a self-important, humorless prig? Get the stick out of your ass. And it’s always wise to be aware of the background on an issue before you make a complete fool of yourself.

    CraigC (9cd021)

  13. CriagC,

    My previous post wasn’t intended to make an argument for or against Patterico, but to point out that the discussion doesn’t benefit from name calling.

    You called me a self-important, humorless prig, but you dont know anything about me. I actually have a well developed sense of humor, and tend to be somewhat self conscious.

    You then went on to tell me that I have a stick up my ass, and that, because I am not aware about the issue at hand, I have made a fool of myself.

    I happen to think that I am very aware of current issues, but this post doesn’t discuss any issues. It’s sole purpose is to call another blogger a douche.

    My point was that tossing out insults at people isn’t political discussion. Look at the post that we have both commented on, and explain to me how I dont understand the issue of “Leftist Blogger Notes Comparisons of Glenn Greenwald to a “Douche””, which is the headline of this post.

    How about arguing for or against the actual points made by Patterico, or Greenwald, rather than hurling insults at people you know nothing about?

    MplsDog (1fc1a2)

  14. Oh, don’t be such a douchebag.

    Pablo (08e1e8)

  15. Mpls –

    Errrmmm, Patterico did address the points, Greenwald persisted in behavior that leads to one being called a ‘douche’ in the playground sense.

    Also, Xrlq titled his grandfisking ‘doucheblogging’ which sort of *required* him to use the ‘douche’ throughout.

    The douchebaggery comes *after* the serious points have been addressed in a serious manner – which they were – and the problem persists.

    BumperStickerist (002671)

  16. He really is such a douchebag. He’s on my shortlist of people I’d spit on if I ever met them.

    Karol (56d300)

  17. Mpls, my whole point, other than that you should ease up and get a sense of humor, which, despite your protestations, you are clearly unable to do, was that the issues involved had been exhaustively discussed both by Patterico and in Xrlq’s post. Which you were obviously unaware of, so my point that you should know what you’re talking about before you make a fool of yourself at a blog you’ve never been to stands.

    CraigC (9cd021)

  18. Can you put up more pictures of naked and spread-eagled gay White House correspondents/man-whores? Lynne doesn’t seem interested but I think they rock! This is my favourite porn site. If only I…

    …What the?…*sniff*…Whoa! Speaking of douching douching!

    Back in a bit, y’all!

    Pickles Bush (193139)

  19. Why does Pickles sound exactly like Billy-Jeff Clinton?

    Dan Collins (74550b)

  20. So Pickles, is calling someone gay an insult?

    CraigC (9cd021)


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