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johnny dollar: Smarter Than Two of the World’s Best Blogs

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 9:38 am

johnny dollar catches the Huffington Post with its pants down. Here’s the Huffington Post’s amusing correction:

The Huffington Post has learned that the below video has been doctored. We regret the error and apologize to Mr. Gibson. John Gibson never compared Eric Holder to a monkey with a bright blue scrotum.

Do tell! And yet, the claim seemed so plausible when we first heard it!!

That’s one of TIME Magazine’s Best Blogs, folks. Golf clap.

Speaking of which, guess who else fell for it? I’ll give you a hint: it’s a completely implausible claim made about a right-winger. You’d have to be a hysterical nincompoop to fall for it — the type who reprints any negative claim about conservatives, no matter how ridiculous the claim sounds.

You guessed it! Another of TIME Magazine’s Best Blogs, Andrew Sullivan.

Sully has already issued a correction and removed the original language. Luckily, it remains available on the Intertubes, so I may as well present it here for posterity:

It’s also saved for you on Google here.

Too bad johnny dollar isn’t one of TIME Magazine’s Best Blogs. Then again, it appears that the key qualification for that honor is the willingness to fall for idiotic claims about conservatives — so maybe that’s company johnny doesn’t want to keep.

48 Responses to “johnny dollar: Smarter Than Two of the World’s Best Blogs”

  1. And to think, that these are representative of the perceived wisdom in the Boston-NYC-DC corridor.
    We, the great unwashed, are led by fools – which doesn’t say much about us, does it?

    “In the Land of the Blind”, the one-eyed man is King!”

    AD - RtR/OS (809bad)

  2. 2 words re nutroots and excitable embarrassments:

    Coptix, Sleestak.

    Topsecretk9 (d169ed)

  3. Good to see you TSK9!

    daleyrocks (5d22c0)

  4. It’s Teh Metanarrative, now!

    Eric Blair (ec334b)

  5. Hey, here’s an idiotic claim: Saddam was allied with Al Qaeda.

    Yet another ludicrous claim the “liberal” media swallowed hook, line and sinker.

    Hax Vobiscum (edacf7)

  6. Threadjack alert! I mean, since this FoG can’t go attack Patterico too much! Time for a new topic on an unrelated thread!

    Eric Blair (ec334b)

  7. Hey, here’s a threadjacking!

    You guys can reply if you want, but it’s like replying to a spam e-mail. If you do it, you’ll get more.

    Patterico (cc3b34)

  8. Hax shows what a laughingstock he has become.

    The post wasn’t about the “liberal” media, it was about two very specific, left-wing blogs. (Unless you really want to claim that Huffington Post and Andrew Sullivan don’t tilt left.)

    Steverino (69d941)

  9. And besides, Patterico: he is here to win!!

    Can’t you just give him some kind of award (heck, Sullivan got one!) and be done with it?

    Eric Blair (ec334b)

  10. Steverino: Andrew Sullivan is a conservative!

    Patterico (cc3b34)

  11. And I’m a blue-scrotumed monkey, Patterico!

    SPQR (72771e)

  12. Hey, here’s a liberal myth, Bush told the American public that Saddam was involved in the 9/11 attacks.

    daleyrocks (5d22c0)

  13. You are right, Patterico. I forgot. Conservativism left him, and Sullivan, like Justin Timberlake in “Sexyback,” is telling us all how to bring True Conservatism back.

    Or something like that.

    Eric Blair (ec334b)

  14. Hey, you know what other popular lefty blog is known for Dowdifying videos – Think Progress. If you can’t get your points across without cheating, by all means cheat.

    daleyrocks (5d22c0)

  15. “And I’m a blue-scrotumed monkey, Patterico!”

    SPQR – I think you can get help for that condition.

    daleyrocks (5d22c0)

  16. How did an editorial cartoonist that wrote a cartoon about a Xanax-eating wine-drinking chimp and SanFranNan become indicative of the right wing?

    These people are beclowning themselves.

    And Hacks approves of wife beating, within limits.

    JD (36bd97)

  17. TMI, daley. TMI.

    Eric Blair (ec334b)

  18. daleyrocks, there are already 12 Nigerian emails in my email account with offers to sell me cures.

    SPQR (72771e)

  19. Patrick, you’d better check Hax’s ISP. Is it Nigerian ?

    Well, we certainly know who the serious journalists are. They settle their lawsuits. The best part is that she settled for an “apology” since the Times has no money to pay judgements.

    Mike K (f89cb3)

  20. It seems obvious why Sullivan doesn’t have comments, non?

    carlitos (6128f3)

  21. Blood from a stone, Dr. K.?

    Eric Blair (ec334b)

  22. Perhaps she’s getting an intro to Carlos?

    AD - RtR/OS (809bad)

  23. They who would be The Deciders…..

    Heh, indeed!

    Techie (6b5d8d)

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  25. Not that there was ever any real question about the complete lack of anything resembling honesty or decency amongst the likes at HuffPo, Excitable Andy, the Gleeeeeeeeeeeeens, Hacks, et al., but incidents like this cement that as facts beyond dispute. There is a consensus.

    JD (36bd97)

  26. JD, it is, again, Teh Metanarrative.

    Eric Blair (ec334b)

  27. Ah, Teh Metanarrative. Is that the one where all Republicans and mouth-breathing knuckle-dragging racist misogynistic xenophobic jingoistic homophobes, so even if your story is made up out of whole cloth, it is okay because you are just portraying an expected reaction?

    JD (36bd97)

  28. Comment by JD — 2/20/2009 @ 11:13 am
    If you could put that on cue-cards in words of two-syllables or less, you’d have a future on late night TV.

    And, the answer is……

    AD - RtR/OS (809bad)

  29. I have never compared Eric Holder to a monkey with a bright blue scrotum either.

    Wesson (3ab0b8)

  30. Given the seriousness of the charges, I don’t think you people are taking this seriously enough.

    quasimodo (edc74e)

  31. Sooo, Eric Holder DOESN’T have a scrotum?

    kaf (3e4877)

  32. And besides, Patterico: he is here to win!!

    And he will win – the National Twit Award, that is.

    Dmac (49b16c)

  33. quasimodo – Good one. I forgot about that insidious little meme that the Dems used to push, in re. the “seriousness of the charges”, rather than the veracity of the charges.

    JD (eeea8b)

  34. Wonder if it’s possible for the Huffposters to have bright red faces? Naah–there’s no capacity for shame in that crowd.

    But Mark Twain said it all: “Man is the only creature that blushes, or needs to.”

    Mike Myers (674050)

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  36. even if your story is made up out of whole cloth, it is okay because you are just portraying an expected reaction?

    They call that “too good to check.”

    MIke K (8df289)

  37. Maybe if Andy Sullivan spent less time on his beaver hunt than in actually watching the people he would automatically critique, he’d have much more integrity.

    eaglewingz08 (c46606)

  38. Eglewingz, that crowd isn’t interested in integrity. Half the people who read that will believe it until their dying day. They will also hate anyone to the right og Vladimer Lenin.

    Mission accomplished. The only way it could be better is if John Gibson was murdered over it.

    Peter (9d1bb3)

  39. So here we are, at the point of a foul new political miracle: one movement embodying the worst qualities of both Robespierre and Marie Antoinette.

    rrpjr (5a4ef8)

  40. Time Magazine? I remember them.

    Jim Treacher (796deb)

  41. Sullivan will do anything he can to avoid blueballs.

    Jim Treacher (796deb)

  42. I don’t think they have bright red faces – more like bright blue faces.

    steve miller (f65f01)

  43. Mr. Treacher, you leave the beagles out of this. PETA will not approve.

    Eric Blair (55a017)

  44. I see Peter is as classy as ever.

    Seriously, Peter, you’re a worthless beaker of pus.

    Steverino (b12c49)

  45. Peter, you seem intent on manufacturing fresh irony. Your comment about integrity must have felt awful funny when you wrote it, given your inability to understand the thread, and rather brazen lack of integrity yourself.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  46. Guys, I think that is a different Peter.

    Have Blue (974cdf)

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  48. Because All The Cool Blogs Are Doing It: A Johnny Dollar Shoutout…

    The den of turd-dom HuffPo got caught smearing John Gibson.  Patterico provides the applause.
    And now, a song about assholes.


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