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Medved: Why John Kerry's Wisecrack Matters

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Deeper_Background, Nov 2, 2006.

  1. Duane Postum

    Duane Postum Member

    Thank you.
  2. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    I was waiting in line at a restaurant and thought about the mere existence of this thread -- never mind a Michael Medved sermonizing on politics -- and began giggling uncontrollably.
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Quoting Michael Medved?
    Was Mo Rocca not around for an interview?
  4. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    Michael Medved?

    Hypocrisy and irrelevance combined into one tiresome morsel.

    Board Conscience Frank's post says it all.
  5. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member


    By the way, you have extended your wfw lead to about 50 over the next-closest person.
  6. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Does that mean John Kerry really didn't say it?
  7. Duane Postum

    Duane Postum Member

    Right. He didn't say it. Nothing has happened. Everything is going splendidly. Nothing has happened.
  8. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    Kerry's quote was taken out of context. Medved was the victim of horrible editing. Originally Medved wrote a column about Why John Kerry's Asscrack Matters. Medved apparently has had a man-love thing for Kerry going back to their days at Yale -- this was before Kerry headed to Vietnam and Medved headed to law school to further avoid the draft. But apparently Medved's syndicate thought the homoeroticism was in poor taste and changed the column's focus.
  9. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    The righties aren't going to get much argument -- especially from me -- re Kerry being
    an elitist horse's ass.

    But Medved's long-established himself as a reactionary simpleton whose "intellectual"
    predecessors still haven't recovered from women getting the right to vote, and the full
    content of the Scopes Trial.

    Welcome to the 21st century, gentlemen. Get with the real world, or shut up.
  10. Boomer7

    Boomer7 Active Member

    Obviously Kerry said it, and he put himself (and his party) in a position to be a pinata, then handed out sticks to the nation's Republicans. Full marks to the soldiers who made up that sign -- it was far funnier than anything Kerry's ever said.

    But the Republican overreaction to -- and the misreading of -- Kerry's comment would be laughable if it weren't so sad. Based on Kerry's prepared speech and the context of the speech (the reference to Texas), it's obvious he was intending to rip Bush's intelligence, not the troops' intelligence. But Medved's so desperate to assign a phony motive, and he's just trying so hard to fit the round peg into the square hole, that he'll just say anything, no matter how nonsensical it is.
  11. pallister

    pallister Guest

    And Jon Stewart is a comedian who suddenly decided he was the irreverent conscience of America.

    And Kieth Olbermann was a famous sportscaster who suddenly decided he was the smartest man in America.

    Both are beloved around here and often cited during political arguments.

    What's your point?
  12. Twoback

    Twoback Active Member

    Well, this certainly is rich.
    The messengers are shooting the messenger.
    Read what the man wrote. Try to pick it apart. I'll wait.
    MM has said lots of nuts things in his radio career, but I doubt you'll find a flaw in his logic here. Not that any of you seem interested in trying.
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