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Fri Nov 15, 2013, 09:32 PM

Charlie Pierce is like a god to me division: Hacko di Tutti Hacki



http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/mark-halperin-john-heilemann-double-down-111413

For going on three decades now, there has not been a hackier hack on this little blue marble than Mark Halperin. He is the worst thing to happen to political journalism since the mob in Alton iced Elijah Lovejoy. He is walking journalistic potato blight. He is a living, breathing, suppurating punditizing boil on the asscheeks of a once-proud profession. Doc Alterman has the 411 on the history of this towering 'ho, and the remarkable Driftglass, friend to young bloggers and owner of the prettiest website (Bring back the meteor, dammit!) on the Intertoobz, catches Halperin in his latest act of abject 'ho-dom, servicing (of all people) Glenn Beck.

This is something, this appearing with a public lunatic, that should send you off to Hannity Island for the rest of your sorry-ass career. (There is absolutely no relative difference in credibility between Glenn Beck, Alex Jones, and the recently returned -- Hoorah! -- Art Bell. It should mark you as, at best, a crackpot.) I suspect we once again will be seeing him very soon on the liberal MSNBC channel, which is just like Fox, if you read, say, Double Down. My idea of frog-marching the lot of them off to a journalism re-education camp in the Smokies is looking better and better.

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Reply Charlie Pierce is like a god to me division: Hacko di Tutti Hacki (Original post)
Fumesucker Nov 2013 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 2013 #1
Laelth Nov 2013 #2
scarletwoman Nov 2013 #3
libdem4life Nov 2013 #4
The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 2013 #5
libdem4life Nov 2013 #6
catchnrelease Nov 2013 #7
KT2000 Nov 2013 #8
BlancheSplanchnik Nov 2013 #9

Response to Fumesucker (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2013, 09:41 PM

1. I love Pierce, and I love this about Halperin:

"He is walking journalistic potato blight."

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Response to Fumesucker (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2013, 10:02 PM

2. Wow. That's gonna leave a mark. n/t

-Laelth

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Response to Fumesucker (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2013, 10:03 PM

3. I adore Charles Pierce.

I want him to have my children.

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Response to Fumesucker (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2013, 10:12 PM

4. After howling with laughter, had two questions..what does that funny title mean? and Art Bell redux?

 

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 15, 2013, 10:28 PM

5. It's a takeoff on "capo di tutti capi," a Mafia term for "boss of all bosses."

So it means "hack of all hacks."

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 15, 2013, 10:30 PM

6. Thanks.

 

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Response to Fumesucker (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2013, 11:04 PM

7. Another Charlie Pierce fan here

His writing is great and his barbs always right on. I read his blog every day without fail.

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Response to Fumesucker (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2013, 11:10 PM

8. K&R for some damn good writing! n/t

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Response to Fumesucker (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2013, 11:14 PM

9. I read Idiot America and boy is he ever good!

So brilliant. hilarious, too.

Definitely gotta check his blog.

P.S. Go to the Esquire blog and read it. THEN check the link Mr. Pierce kindly provides to the blog "driftglass". It describes the beckkk episode in glorious verbal color --and ends with a Shakespearre quote!!

Best!!

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