Tuesday, August 15, 2006

The Newspaper Douchebag Barrier Has Been Broken

Rachel Sklar, in Huffington Post's Eat the Press, reports this breakthrough:

Toronto Star Describes Tucker Carlson, Becomes First Mainstream Newspaper To Break The "Douchebag" Barrier
Sklar reports that her research demonstrated that The Star is, in her words,
"the first mainstream newspaper to employ the word "douchebag" as a descriptive term."
Vinay Menon, writing in The Star, had this to say about Fucker Carlson*
During those Crossfire years on CNN, Carlson seemed to be on the verge of a powerhouse career. Sure, he often came across as just another smug douchebag in the beltway. But, hell, he was perched beside Robert Novak, and next to that crabby ideologue even Lou Dobbs would seem boyishly charming.

So what happened? Well, go back to 2004. That's when Jon Stewart appeared on Crossfire. You know how that story ends. (If not, Google "partisan hackery," "stop hurting America," or "you're as big a dick on your show as you are on any show." Be warned: that last one may return unwanted websites.)

The strange part is that, over the past two years, as Carlson's profile faded like a newspaper on the beach, many of his fellow travellers on the right emerged as cultural superstars.

The last time Carlson made headlines was around December, when he said Canada was "stalking" the United States ("Canada has little pictures of us in its bedroom.") He also said Canada was the "retarded cousin you see at Thanksgiving and sort of pat him on the head. You know, he's nice, but you don't take him seriously."
Congratulations to both Vinay Menon and The Star!

* A Google search of "Fucker Carlson" returned 1560 hits:
Results 1 - 10 of about 1,560 for "Fucker Carlson".

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