Comments: Howard Kurtz Beginning To Show Effects Of Giant Steel Spike Embedded In Brain

If only. I was reminded of Kurtz' whitewashing of the Malkin crusade against Graeme Frost, and him proclaiming "the Surge" a success.

Posted by Batocchio at October 13, 2008 04:34 PM

It is my impression that this "gaping hole" in the skull is as common today as the cold. Maybe always was, if we follow world history as painted by Mel Brooks, the comic version of Spengler.
It's not so noticeable if you don't open your mouth, but CNN "commentators" (and others) can't keep theirs shut.
I think it was Robert Benchley who once said that people with nothing to say should at least "have the courtesy of shutting up."

Posted by donescobar at October 13, 2008 04:45 PM

Slightly off-topic, but speaking of scary and delusional right-wingers, I just saw a picture of McCain campaign strategist Steve Schmidt:
http://jamesfallows.theatlantic.com/archives/2008/10/if_you_want_an_indication_that.php

And he looks frighteningly like Jonathan Doe, the serial killer from "Seven:"
http://img2.timeinc.net/ew/dynamic/imgs/080324/Villains/Kevin-Spacey-Seven_l.jpg

At the end of "Seven," Jon Doe also ends up with significant amounts of metal in his head. Coincidence?

(or maybe Schmidt looks more like evil villain Lex Luthor?: http://www.hollywoodjesus.com/_assets/i/8E7DD8E2-C7B1-4A6E-CC9388EC3F4847CE/supermanreturns017.jpg)

Maybe it makes sense that Schmidt looks like both, since Doe is a violent and judgmental fundamentalist, and Luthor is the ultimate "no oversight" supercapitalist.

Posted by Whistler Blue at October 13, 2008 08:56 PM

Admittedly, this would explain a great deal. Nevertheless it's hard to imagine Candy Crowley being embarrassed by anything.

Posted by Jonathan Versen at October 13, 2008 09:43 PM

Heh. Didn't see that one coming at all.

Posted by buermann at October 13, 2008 09:59 PM

Wow. This really raises "blame the victim" to new heights. If Obama wasn't so black and scary, we wouldn't be forced to yell "Off with his head!" at campaign rallies.

Posted by SteveB at October 13, 2008 10:28 PM

i wonder what happens when he microwaves popcorn. phineas gage didnt have THAT problem at least...

Posted by almostinfamous at October 14, 2008 02:44 AM

So... let me see if I understand this correctly:

Kurtz is saying that since people shout mean things about Obama at McCain events, and they shout mean things about Obama at Obama events, this proves that both candidates are equally guilty of stirring up trouble.

I've read the transcript and watched the video and can't quite figure out any other explanation, but surely that can't be it?

Please tell me that's not it.

Posted by Christopher at October 14, 2008 03:10 AM

No pain in the membrane.

Posted by Mike Meyer at October 14, 2008 01:13 PM