Since it's 3:14 a.m., I'm, of course, wide awake and desperate for entertainment. Preferably, something educational. That's guaranteed to put me to sleep.
So, anyway, I was just watching the Al Franken Show on the Sundance Channel. And Al had Smoking Joe Conason, who swings a mighty and righteous Big Hammer, and Ed Klein who recently wrote a book about Hillary Clinton which was so bad that even Peggy Noonan recoiled in horror from it.
I think the show will be broadcast tomorrow--or today. You know, in human time. If you get a chance, listen to it. If you can find it on Air America's website, listen to it.
It's a fucking hoot!
It's basically about fifteen minutes of Joe Conason beating the living bejesus out of Klein. Joe beats him senseless with the Big Hammer, then pries Klein back out of his chair with the claw end, straightens Klein out, then hammers Klein back into the woodwork, puts wood putty over him, stains him, polishes him, and moves a couch over him, so that no trace of Klein can ever, ever again be seen by decent company.
It's basically what the nightly news should look like each evening if we had--never mind a liberal media--but a media that wasn't thoroughly and completely dominated by conservative corporations and their obediant mouth pieces.
Klein looks so stupid and dishonest, at the end of the small segment, you'll be amazed that anyone hates America and Americans enough to publish such a volume of--at best--careless lies.
At one point, while getting the wire brush treatment, Klein, in a shocking flop sweat, starts to whine that he didn't know Conason would be on the show with him!
It's fantastic. It's hilarious!
And Klein, of course, you all know, was an editor at the New York Times. Part of that ol' liberal media. Where Joe Conason could never get a job. Because Conason, embarrassingly enough, actually knows what he's talking about.
How do Republicans stand it?