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March 9, 2011

Pompous Presumptive Pecksniff Johnson Pretends to Know Something About David Broder

Pseud and Smarm Watch: A short item at Little Green Footballs it titled, creatively, "RIP, David Broder." In a snippet made mercifully short by paraphrase rather than his usual extensive cut and paste, the Snuffleupagus of the blogosphere, Charles Johnson, attempts to meld mediocrity and media criticism: "Post columnist David Broder died today at the age of 81. He’ll be missed, as one of the most careful and knowledgeable Washington correspondents in our history — qualities that are on the decline in modern journalism." Alas, even in an item this short Johnson cannot resist just rephrasing his betters: Walter F. Mondale said Mr. Broder was the "preeminent political journalist and columnist in the country. He was the best. He was solid and careful. His sources and his understanding were so deep." Especially risible is Johnson's observation that 'careful' and 'knowledgeable' are qualities in decline in modern journalism. He's right of course, but he misses the ironic fact that he's among the cesspool worst in this regard.

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I won't click the link but I know how the egomaniacal reptile is about anything that has to do with himself, or little green goofballs. He has to look. He can't help himself. And yes chucky cheese-
Nobody keeps thinking about you. All your traffic has gone to Weasel Zippers, and iOTW.
But we can't resist taking the opportunity to insult your ass whenever we can.
LGF- defining teh suk.
:P

JWM

Posted by: jwm at March 9, 2011 3:31 PM

All your traffic has gone to Weasel Zippers, and iOTW.

Also Grouchy Conservative Pundits, The Blogmocracy, It's About Liberty, and probably a dozen other places.

Posted by: rickl at March 9, 2011 3:42 PM

Whatever happened to the man who helped bring down Dan Rather? Let me just take a look at LGF.... Has his site been hacked, or just his mind?

Posted by: Zardoz at March 9, 2011 4:06 PM

Broder was the dullest columnist I ever stopped reading. You will look in vain in his archives to find a single thing to remember him by.

Posted by: james wilson at March 9, 2011 4:40 PM

I could never tell the difference between Broder and David Gergen. They both spouted conventional wisdom in mournful tones of solemnity. I was suprised about Broder's death, because I thought he had died years ago. Is Gergen still alive?

Posted by: Fat Man at March 9, 2011 6:48 PM

Is Gergen still alive?
No, but no one has told him yet.

Posted by: Peccable at March 10, 2011 4:11 AM

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