Monday, July 14, 2008

That New Yorker cover

There's been much written about the kerfuffle over the cover art of this week's New Yorker magazine. Among the best is this from the Libertarian Lawyer, E.M. Zanotti, a/k/a The American Princess. Here's an excerpt:

Obama, who is pretentious enough for ten subscriptions to the New Yorker, seems incredibly desperate to condemn the magazine, though. No one reads it. I guarantee no one outside of Manhattan, most major cities and other regions already thoroughly converted to Obamamania will ever purchase it, and a week from now the New Yorker will be back to putting cubist renderings of national landmarks on its cover. So why care so much? Why shoot a publication willing to lick Obama's loafers until they shine right in the knee?

Although it is the MSM that has placed BO on the messianic pedestal, they will be unable to resist the temptation to pull him back down, because they can. This is going to be an election campaign to remember.

Monday morning funny

You feel shameful laughing at this, and yet you must laugh at the latest from the funniest Pittsburgh area blogger not named PittGirl.

An internal memo from Klein to high ranking CNN executives calls for the network to withhold iconic talk show host Larry King's medication in an attempt "to create a martyr that 'The Most Trusted Name in News' can call its own."

Read the entire post and take some time to browse through the site. No sacred cows to be found at Carbolicsmokeball.