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27 January 2009

When Will the Obamagasms Cease?

Stanley Fish in the NY Times op-ed page (the Plato's Retreat of Obama coverage) writes that "Barack Obama’s inaugural address is proving to be more powerful in the reading than it was in the hearing." It's the usual stream of heavy breathing and groans we've come to expect.

He aks us to do "what the pundits are doing: linger over each alliteration, parse each emphasis, tease out each implication." The reason the pundits are doing this is that they are lazy shits who prefer to write columns or form commentary that merely requires them to read a single, short text and then to verbally masturbate at will. No work required. They could use the tremendous resource powers at their disposal via the news organizations they work for, and really look into the implications of Obama's stimulus package on our already bloated debt; or how difficult it might actually be to "put people to work"; or consider the actual implications of closing Gitmo. But that's not fun - you might even have to reconsider some of your preconceived notions - who wants to do that? Let's just read a speech and comment away! It's easy.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The reason the pundits are doing this is that they are ...

trying to find the substance in his speech.

January 27, 2009 8:00 PM  
Anonymous Wade Nichols said...

the NY Times op-ed page (the Plato's Retreat of Obama coverage)

Wow! Funniest line of the day! LOL!

Getting hot and bothered,
loosen up your collar,
let's all do the freak,
at Plato's Retreat.....


Joe Thomas, Plato's Retreat, 1978 disco classic!

January 27, 2009 11:07 PM  
Blogger ziel said...

Yes, I suppose I might be dating myself with that line:)

January 28, 2009 4:34 PM  

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