It’s a fair question.”
says Richard Blow identified by Tom Paine.com as the author of American Son: A Portrait of John F. Kennedy, Jr. in an article entitled “Moore v. Coulter: Why Aren’t More Liberals On Television?”
And that of course means that Moore’s “fair question” is going to get an utterly dismisive response.
Indicating only that Blow doesn’t get out to the movies very often, as Far From Heaven, Y Tu Mama Tambien, The Cockettes, The Quiet American, Rabbit Proof Fence, Igby Goes Down, and Barbershop are every bit as political as Bowling For Columbine , if not in some aspects more so.
And as dramatic as that concluding interview is, it’s impact is dwarfed by a montage sequence early in the film in which Moore details the enormous amounts of money the U.S. government has given to Saddam Hussein and Osama Bin Ladin in the very recent past.
It’s “bestseller” status neatly achieved by the high-powerd right-wing operatives who made Coulter a star, “bulk-buying” a book few ordinary Americans have any desire to read.
An oversight sure to be corrected in the very near future — particularly if Bill Maher’s new HBO show featuring Coulter doesn’t pan out.
Though most politically astute Americans would say that what the Democrats most desperately need is a party with a clue.
Blow asks — and then provides the answer —
He’s right about the spears. And the “ruling.” But there’s nothing provocative about so calculating a creature. She’s a circus sideshow act. A political version of the geek who bites the heads off of live chickens. However Ozzie Ozbourne, who used to chew off the heads of live bats, has in recent times morphed into an embodiment of paternal compassion.
Not in Coulter’s league, needless to say.
Every month we’d get sacks of mail from sincere, earnest liberals who were appalled that we’d print the words of “that woman.” Not a few of those readers spewed venom about Ann’s appearance, as if her good looks added insult to injury. Plus, Ann could get on TV with the chyron, “Columnist, George magazine” next to her name.”
Being a gay man, perhaps I shouldn’t be one to comment on the “good looks” claim.
Oh what the hell, she’s an ugly skank.
And when you’re a masochist like Blow, no Dominatrix can be too severe. One wonders then why, considering her popularity, “George” is no more.
Perhaps Blow’s core audience was confused. He should have called the publication Ann. Surely that would have kept it afloat in the wake of death of its founder JFK, Jr.
Though his accidental death doubtless displeased Couler who prefers to see Liberal summarily executed.
In other words “he’s ugly as hell, but I’m going to curry favor with you by not saying so outright.”
Really? Roseanne was on for years. Drew Carey’s a star, and so is his leading cast member, the ostentatiously rotund Kathy Kinney
Aha! Now we’re getting down to brass tacks.
At last — someone truly “Politically Incorrect.” But wouldn’t that be a plus?
And which of them, praytell, are? Can’t think of a one myself.
The “reservation” metaphor is most telling. It’s the word reactionaries toss around when speaking of those African-Americans who’ve been encouraged to switch affiliations — the Democrats being the “reservation” that holds them back from the freedom they’re certain to enjoy in the party of Trent Lott.
Can’t you tell how much I’m looking forward to them?
In other words the “parameters” of political discourse in this country are exceedingly narrow, and anyone who deigns to advance genuine critical analysis is destined to be censored. While those who call for anyone who isn’t on the Right to be killed is to be lauded.
Particularly by the likes of Blow, who’s clearly about as “liberal” as Ron Rosenbaum and Christopher Hitchens.
One awaits Blow’s next “exhalation” with weary amusement.