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Isn’t It Ironic?

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:28 am

Ana Marie Cox decries the Washington Free Beacon for “Jackass Journalism”:

They belong to an emerging group of conservatives with technological and PR savvy who specialize in passing off mean-spirited pranks as a form of partisan journalism, and whose passionate plaints against a perceived liberal agenda are rooted in name-calling rather than philosophy.

Call them Limbaugh Mini-Mes, or Nixon’s New Media ‘Plumbers’, or maybe Breitbart’s Brat Pack (Breitbrats, Bratbarts?).

Cox also decries the “incivility” of those connected to Breitbart. (Incidentally, one of those people whom she claims works for is James O’Keefe. He does not.) The awful Breitbart people, Cox says, confuse satire and laughter with cruelty and misinformation.

Ana Marie Cox is the founder of Wonkette.


  1. Concerning Cox… Those who cannot do, teach. Those who cannot do either, pontificate. Those who can’t do any of the three end up at Wonkette.

    Comment by dfbaskwill (ca54bb) — 2/28/2013 @ 7:32 am

  2. Jack Steuf’s old outfit, or is it Gawker, hard to tell these ‘dens of scum and villainy’ apart.

    Comment by narciso (3fec35) — 2/28/2013 @ 7:36 am

  3. It sort of seems to me like some people who have been around more than 5 years and are older than 24 think they are the established intelligentia.

    The internet makes it easier to get our 15 minutes of fame.

    Comment by MD in Philly (3d3f72) — 2/28/2013 @ 7:37 am

  4. And she’s writing in Al Ghuardian, that’s the joke.

    Comment by narciso (3fec35) — 2/28/2013 @ 7:38 am

  5. Does Ana Marie Cox still do that thing with the pingpong balls?

    Comment by nk the vindictive (53646e) — 2/28/2013 @ 7:48 am

  6. Who is she, again? Is she somebody?

    Comment by Pious Agnostic (6ff605) — 2/28/2013 @ 7:50 am

  7. She brought that former Washington staffer, Jessica Cutler, to public notice,

    Comment by narciso (3fec35) — 2/28/2013 @ 7:53 am

  8. “Cox” was given to her.
    I mean, as a stage name.

    Comment by Elephant Stone (76799c) — 2/28/2013 @ 8:18 am

  9. I’m sad that Ana Marie is having a sad.

    Comment by daleyrocks (bf33e9) — 2/28/2013 @ 8:20 am

  10. Apparently Anna Marie forgets why she became “famous”

    That article was as self-unaware as I can recall.

    Comment by JD (b63a52) — 2/28/2013 @ 8:23 am

  11. Meggy Mac and Anna Marie, separated at birth.

    Comment by gary gulrud (dd7d4e) — 2/28/2013 @ 8:57 am

  12. Meggy Mac and Anna Marie, separated at birth.

    In all honesty, I at first confused Ann Marie Cox for that other female blogger who was a huge John Edwards fan but had to resign from his campaign because she openly hated Catholics. Her name escapes me right now, but the point is that there appears to be no shortage of young, shrewish lefty female bloggers who mistake their anger and discontentment for wisdom and insight.

    Comment by JVW (4826a9) — 2/28/2013 @ 9:17 am

  13. She’s got a nice rack.

    Comment by lyle (8900b6) — 2/28/2013 @ 10:06 am

  14. JVW – You are thinking of Amanda Marcotte. Ewwwww. Anna Marie Cocks is at least easy on the eyes.

    Comment by JD (b63a52) — 2/28/2013 @ 10:08 am

  15. If Washington got a dollar for every tick on the irony meter, we wouldn’t have a deficit.

    Comment by Kevin M (bf8ad7) — 2/28/2013 @ 10:40 am

  16. Hey Ana Marie
    Do it for us one more time
    Ping pong thing you do

    Comment by Colonel Haiku (29d866) — 2/28/2013 @ 10:51 am

  17. I am just tired of leftwing liars of either sex. I don’t care if they blog, are on radio or on TV. I just want to stick a sockpuppet down their throats to silence them.

    Comment by PCD (1d8b6d) — 2/28/2013 @ 12:50 pm

  18. Is the same Ana Marie Cox who was obsessed with a**fu**ing just a few short years ago? My how she has become respectable all of a sudden. Reminds me of the Hollywood wenches who are all a twitter over Seth Macfarlane’s performance hosting the Oscars. Why would anyone listen to or read, for that matter, anything the Cox puts out?

    Comment by Ipso Fatso (1e3278) — 2/28/2013 @ 2:23 pm

  19. HAH! You said “Cox puts out”!

    Comment by felipe (3243af) — 2/28/2013 @ 3:04 pm

  20. I thought the irony meter was irreparable after Bill Clinton was talking about Republicans lacking “honesty in government”, but that comment from AMC just caused it to burst into flames…

    Comment by MunDane (9f5b13) — 2/28/2013 @ 5:50 pm

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