You got a light, Mac?

No, but I got a dark brown overcoat.

Via the lovely Libby, you really need to read Esquire’s Charles P. Pierce as he puts Bobo Brooks down in noir style. I’m not going to even try to excerpt.

Also, plus…Atrios makes Andrew Sullivan his 3rd placed Wanker Of The Decade. WTH? I figured Bobo, Tom Friedman and Fred Hiatt were shoo-ins for the top three in some order or another. Has Duncan lost the plot?

Update Hiatt makes No2 on Duncan’s list. Only the Great Moustache can be left, surely.

Update 2 Yep, It’s Tom Friedman.

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Steve Hynd

Most recently I was Editor in Chief of The Agonist from Feb 2012 to Feb 2013. My blogging began at Newshoggers and I’ve had the immense pleasure of working with some great writers there and around the web ever since, including at Crooks & Liars. I'm a late 40′s, Scottish ex-pat, now married to a wonderful Texan, with Honours in Philosophy from Univ. of Stirling, UK 1986. I worked most of life in business insurance industry (fire, accident, liability) including 12 years as a broker/underwriter/correspondent at Lloyd’s of London. Being from the other side of the pond, my political interests tend to focus on how US foreign policy affects the rest of the planet. Other interests include early and dark-ages British history, literature and cognitive philosophy/science.

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  • …in the type of self-referential, inside baseball, academic politics* naval gazing that media populated by those who aspire to be public intellectuals is prone to.

    Sigh.

    * See Kissinger.

    Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.” ~ Steve Jobs

  • writing about the list:

    We go to war and kill lots of people for no good reason, elites have eliminated any accountability for themselves for criminal wrongdoing, we’ve tortured and assassinated people, and the response to massive economic suffering and related criminal fraud has been to give lots of free money to the people who caused it all.

    And one premise of this blog is that all of this shit happens, in part, because of the fucking wankers who rule our public discourse.

  • …about and allows one to deal with the “tyranny of 14 column inches” problem central to every Tier 1 blogger’s life plays no role here.

    Sorry Steve, but I don’t have a lot of patience for this type of thing any more. Same as I don’t have a lot of patience for the endless reciting and re-reciting of well known problems that passes as blog content a lot of the time. I’ve watched a lot of folks sell the “the real problem is the wankers who run things” idea, but a very small percentage of the folks selling that meme have shown any indication that they could do a better job.

    The “alternatives” that folks have been selling, in the main, are frankly pretty simplistic. Look at Iraq – the dominant solution on offer was “get out of Iraq”. Well, duh. That was the one thing that everyone except for some psychos agreed on. Question was how.

    Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.” ~ Steve Jobs

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