Sunday, November 09, 2014

Chuckie's In Love

For his sake, I hope Nate Silver can -- and does -- demand a retraction for this:
Nate Silver even singled out Todd as one TV pundit who was elevating campaign coverage.
Meanwhile, from the same article, the least shocking sentence ever written:
On a range of issues, from the stimulus to healthcare reform to Syria, Todd weighs in on how the process looked, while devoting barely a second’s thought to the policy’s merits.
That's because weak-chin Chuck hasn't ever had a thought about a policy's merits. It's not that he's incapable of understanding ideas and their consequences.  It's that he doesn't give a shit about policy. Only losers need policy.  As long as Chuckles has skybox access, where he can chat up his paymasters and his fellow fat and pasty thought leaders about sports scores, the possibility that a policy might lead to a thousand deaths or the denial of fundamental rights for Todd's fellow citizens won't enter his misshapen little head. 

Objectivity demands ignorance. 


Anonymous said...

Thinking about policy--or even informing your viewers about policy--generally leads to reality intruding. And we can't have Todd or any other talking balloon-head letting on that yet another round of tax cuts for the rich or repeal of the estate tax is NOT going to produce a million jobs in 6 weeks.


Brendan Keefe said...

It's not that he's incapable of understanding ideas and their consequences.


I'm curious about the basis for the credit you extend here. Did you know him before he got to be big on the teevee or something?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Any questions?

Downpuppy said...

The Silver quote was from 2008, when Todd was a poll cruncher, not a banalist.