Today’s Sun editorial employs the word “shilly-shallying.” The Sun’s march towards excellence continues
SmarterTimes: “The Times metro section gossip column veered toward the tasteless yesterday with an item describing Monica Lewinsky’s outfit as ‘an apparent attempt to hide the weight she’s gained.’”
Meanwhile, the New York Sun veered toward the tasteful and well-written today by publishing Jack Newfield and Errol Louis in the same edition, in an apparent attempt to hide its otherwise shitty product.
Today's underthought Lipsky-Stoll co-production
, "A Kind of Appeasement," makes the odd and repulsive argument that America's efforts to urge Israel against taking an active part in the impending war against the people of Iraq amounts to an appeasement of "the Arab states." Helpful that by alleging appeasement, Seth and Ira
identify "Arabs" as enemies, not that regular Sun
readers weren't already aware of the anti-Arab bigotry common to both "journalists."
What a truly awful thing it would be if the glorious history
of U.S.-Israeli military action were to come to so untimely an end.
Headline on the front page of today’s New York Sun: “Terror Boss [Khalid Shaikh Mohammed] Was In Touch With Bin Laden; ‘Proof Positive’ of Recent Contact”. We wonder how Mark “Plagiarist
” Steyn will react
to this news; perhaps he will keep on insisting that bin Laden is dead, and LFLS
can use one of those patented “Why doesn’t the columnist read his own paper’s news stories?” comments so beloved by SmarterTimes.
Meanwhile, John “Pathologically Lying Domestic Abuser
” Fund writes about a BBC television show he appeared on over the weekend. He describes a fellow panelist as “an attractive Jordanian housewife.” Ira
, didn’t you used to have a big problem with this sort of thing
? We’ll excuse it this time, as we assume Fund threatened to hurt you if you didn’t run the piece as is.
SmarterTimes blasts the New York Times for writing that "in light of the evidence this far," administration claims that Iraq was involved in the September 11 attacks are "wholly unproven." The Sun is correct, except in that they are completely wrong, and the Times is utterly correct. Most ridiculously, the Sun accuses the Times of being patronizing towards ordinary Americans; the closest Seth
get to ordinary Americans is when their drivers pick them up in the morning. (Let's not even get started on Emmett "Man of the People
Still, Worst Writing of the Day honors go to James Gardner, for this offal: "We are a city of somnambulists. Through the streets and avenues of our great metropolis, the citizens, many of them at least, walk as if shell-shocked, purblind, undead." Setting aside the fact that the word purblind
doesn't really fit in your other descriptors, this is sub-Marlowe tough-guy romantic bullshit of the feeblest kind
, and it continues for another excruciating twelve paragraphs. (Our correspondent Tim
, a longtime New Yorker, writes us that "this shit wouldn't fly at the weakest Williamsburg open mic spoken word slam." Whatever this means, we will take Tim's word for it.)
Colin Miner details
the arrest of Ron Jeremy
in Pakistan, "which several law enforcement officials said is as significant as if they had arrested Osama Bin Laden." The event succeeds the capture of Abu Zubaydah as "biggest catch of the war on al-Qaeda so far
Note that the two most conspicuous victories in The War Against Terror (TWAT
) were won by lawful police action
, which we support fully. Seth
, meanwhile, are advocating "world war
No wonder nobody reads the Sun
and why everybody regards its editors as ridiculous.