Another Hiatt masterwork

Shorter Fred Hiatt

  • If I were a smarter man, I’d say that Bush’s talk about “compassionate conservatism” in the 2000 campaign was a huge pile of horseshit. But since I’m not that smart, I’m just going to lament how tragic it is that Bush just magically stopped being compassionate the minute he came into office.

‘Shorter’ concept created by Daniel Davies and perfected by Elton Beard.


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In 1973, the Star was targeted for clandestine purchase by interests close to the South African Apartheid government in its propaganda war. The Star, whose editorial policy had always been conservative, was seen as favorable to South Africa at the time.

In early 1975, the owning families sold their interests in the paper to Joseph L. Allbritton, a Texas multimillionaire who was known as a corporate turnaround artist. Allbritton, who also owned Riggs Bank, the most prestigious bank in the capital, planned to use profits from WMAL-AM-FM-TV to shore up the newspaper’s finances.

Writers who worked at the Star in its last days included … Fred Hiatt (Washington Post) …

Fred Hiatt has always been a tool. And he always will be a tool.


Bush just magically stopped being compassionate the minute he came into office

“Please don’t kill me! Please don’t kill me! Heh heh heh! Hey, why ain’t anyone else laughin’?”

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the ‘compassionate conservative’ has a long history in modern mythology. in 1980, reagan visited the south bronx to say he would help them if he were elected. the crowd of locals was, in a word, sceptical. we now see the magnificent south bronx reagan public housing and community services as beacons in a republican-run america.


The link (now?) goes to a Richard Cohen column, which I shorter as,

“The war on Iraq is obviously a stupid idea, but anyone who wants to end it is a dirty fucking hippie and will cost the Democrats the election.”


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Stop it, worddepress!


Damn, Matt. That sounds wankeriffic.

But Michael Gordon already won today’s prize.


Holy shit……that Atrios link led me to this WaPo article on the Preznit which is just….wow. Wow. Wow.

This man is such a danger to the country at this point. If he snaps……

Laura Ingraham went off on Bush during a private bike ride for the two of them. Laura Fucking Ingraham.

He’s just completely walled himself off from any criticism whatsoever, which means there’s just no reasoning with him if he makes up his mind to do something.


Yeah, Jillian, it’s like Nixon all over again. Lovely nostalgia.

I wonder if he’s talking to the paintings yet?

But unfortunately, this time around no one has told the generals to be wary of any sudden and aggressive orders…


“Sudden and aggressive”?? That’s traitor talk! The proper adjectives for Administration actions in such situations are “bold and decisive”.


Fred Hiatt and Adrian Monk: Separated at Birth.

Ah, how I miss Spy Magazine.

"Oh Stewardess, I Speak 'Nut"

The son of Harlan “Colonel” Sanders: “[D]uring the campaign [of 2004], the Republican ticket and its allies in the Swift boat veterans movement managed to paint Kerry as a quivering liar. The character attack was so bold, so outrageous, that it of course worked.”

Who woulda thunk it? The swiftboating of another Dem war hero worked as if by magic, in the hearts and minds of the American people. Without any help whatsoever from corporate media employees such as me, who repeated the swiftboaters’ tales over and over and over, 24/7 for a solid month. Because we were always careful to note that the assertions we repeated over and over and over, 24/7 for a solid month, were unsupported by evidence. We’re just the messenger! (tee hee).

"Oh Stewardess, I Speak 'Nut"

Such as I. (Allow myself to introduce . . . myself.)


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