Skip to main content

King Bash

Phil Perspective

but did you know that Roberts and Phillips were engaged as of three months ago?

A big part of me wishes I had remained free of this information - just like I lament knowing about the CNN nuptials of John King and Dana Bash. (Glenn Grenwald, “CNN anchors attack the scourge of anonymity,” Salon, 24 July 2010)

Great stuff, Glenn. Roberts and Philips are a good fit, but completely vile. I'd just wish them better things if it wasn't for all the damage they'll be up to. King and Bash are a good fit too. I like them -- I think they're mostly good, and maybe even possible future allies of yours. In any case, if I was Obama, I wouldn't want them around -- they could balk.

Cheers.

- - - - -

Patrick McEvoy-Halston

Re: “King and Bash are a good fit too. I like them -- I think they're mostly good, and maybe even possible future allies of yours.”

—Patrick McEvoy-Halston

Do you have any examples of especially King's reporting (sic) that would lead you to believe that he might be a future ally of Greenwald's?

Please read what I've linked and then see what you think.

(Also at signature)

http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2008/01/16/king

(Kitt, response to post)

@Kitt

Thanks for the link. Greenwald's response to King was apt. However, I still do think that it is possible that in time King would regret how he replied to Greenwald, and show some appreciation for what he does. It's based on intuition, informed by everything I've seen of him. Some considerable part of him will will him to do good, EVEN if it means finding himself amongst the unwashed, out of his comfort zone of the comported, tidy and polished. Alternatively, as he becomes increasingly unable to convince himself that he hasn't after all largely been a dupe, it is possible that his self-confliction will just make him passed that much easier by the professional sadists about him (yes, I'm thinking "Talladega Nights"), and he'll find himself in a state of early senility, looking for "there, there, now ..." soothing solace. Let's avoid this. He says some dumb things, but he IS a good man.

Please note, Greenwald does at time have a tendency to alienate people who COULD be his allies. I sometimes wonder if he too just wants a war.

- - - - -

Patrick McEvoy-Halston

Re: “Thanks for the link. Greenwald's response to King was apt. However, I still do think that it is possible that in time King would regret how he replied to Greenwald, and show some appreciation for what he does. It's based on intuition, informed by everything I've seen of him.”

I can't imagine what it is that you've seen of him that would allow for your "intuition" to conclude what you attribute to your "intuition".

King is paid millions for being a "Professional Journalist" yet, as he so clearly exposed in that email, he doesn't even know how to write. Why would he give up a gig like that?

Re: “He says some dumb things, but he IS a good man.”

If I were your "intuition" I would protest you attributing to me what you have attributed to me. I would inform you that your Blind Faith is what is responsible for your opinions/conclusions.

Re: “I sometimes wonder if he too [Greenwald] just wants a war.”

I don't see telling the truth as one sees it as "wanting a war". If calling to account liars and exposing general dipshittery is seen by you as provoking or wanting a war then you and I are in stark disagreement. (Kitt, response to post)

- - - - -

@Kitt

Antagonizing people to the point that, out of betrayal, for revenge, they turn beyond return, (current) Tucker Carlson-ugly, isn't the way to AVOID a war, but to get one right geared up (Some may have thought that Salon would prosper owing to its new foodie section and "Salon store," but it's becoming clear it'll mostly owe to it becoming a warship -- it's engaging and will SOON START DOWNING some of the crazies of the week it has before its sights: Watch for it to start notching kills on its new feature, "Salon's club!"). 5 years from now, I have real doubts as to whether King will be anywhere in view; I have no doubt that Greenwald will be -- and increasingly visibly. I think some of his opponents sense and appreciate that he's for a fight the Kings of the world will quickly lose all taste for.

Yes also, Greenwald brings to view a lot of things that just have to be engaged with. Over and over again, he does this.

Link: CNN anchors attack the scourge of online anonymity (Salon)

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Superimposing another "fourth-wall" Deadpool

I'd like to superimpose the fourth-wall breaking Deadpool that I'd like to have seen in the movie. In my version, he'd break out of the action at some point to discuss with us the following:
1) He'd point out that all the trouble the movie goes to to ensure that the lead actress is never seen completely naked—no nipples shown—in this R-rated movie was done so that later when we suddenly see enough strippers' completely bared breasts that we feel that someone was making up for lost time, we feel that a special, strenuous effort has been made to keep her from a certain fate—one the R-rating would even seemed to have called for, necessitated, even, to properly feed the audience expecting something extra for the movie being more dependent on their ticket purchases. That is, protecting the lead actress was done to legitimize thinking of those left casually unprotected as different kinds of women—not as worthy, not as human.   


2) When Wade/Deadpool and Vanessa are excha…

"The Zookeeper's Wife" as historical romance

A Polish zoologist and his wife maintain a zoo which is utopia, realized. The people who work there are blissfully satisfied and happy. The caged animals aren't distraught but rather, very satisfied. These animals have been very well attended to, and have developed so healthily for it that they almost seem proud to display what is distinctively excellent about them for viewers to enjoy. But there is a shadow coming--Nazis! The Nazis literally blow apart much of this happy configuration. Many of the animals die. But the zookeeper's wife is a prize any Nazi officer would covet, and the Nazi's chief zoologist is interested in claiming her for his own. So if there can be some pretence that would allow for her and her husband to keep their zoo in piece rather than be destroyed for war supplies, he's willing to concede it.

The zookeeper and his wife want to try and use their zoo to house as many Jews as they can. They approach the stately quarters of Hitler's zoologist …

Full conversation about "Bringing Up Baby" at the NewYorker Movie Facebook Club

Richard Brody shared a link.Moderator · November 20 at 3:38pm I'm obsessed with Bringing Up Baby, which is on TCM at 6 PM (ET). It's the first film by Howard Hawks that I ever saw, and it opened up several universes to me, cinematic and otherwise. Here's the story. I was seventeen or eighteen; I had never heard of Hawks until I read Godard's enthusiastic mention of him in one of the early critical pieces in "Godard on Godard"—he called Hawks "the greatest American artist," and this piqued my curiosity. So, the next time I was in town (I… I was out of town at college for the most part), I went to see the first Hawks film playing in a revival house, which turned out to be "Bringing Up Baby." I certainly laughed a lot (and, at a few bits, uncontrollably), but that's not all there was to it. I had never read Freud, but I had heard of Freud, and when I saw "Bringing Up Baby," its realm of symbolism made instant sense; it was obviou…