Friday, May 9, 2014
As anyone who'd for any reason come by to see this knows, or knew back with it was happening considering the likely time lag, Freddie's [BONERS]* has been successfully trolling Lawyers, Guns, and Money and Balloon Juice for attention recently by
questioning liberal piety regarding free speech farting around about how people don't defer to (his) privilege sufficiently. You see, he should be the liberal daddy, and we're all false lefties because we don't fall in line behind his genius. The entire left, which is apparently mainly the commentariat of LGM and BJ, has failed, by failing to recognize the authoritah of Freddie's [BONERS].
Anyway, obviously no one gives a shit about Freddie's [BONERS] except to laugh at him, but this made me giggle enough to bother to post here.
And this getting what you want, John – whipping up your notoriously nasty group of commenters who can day [sic], under the blanket of pseudonymity, all the truly ugly stuff that you want then to say. That’s your MO, it’s how you operate around here. It’s how you get the barely disguised misogyny that people direct towards Megan McArdle, the barely disguised homophobia towards Glenn Greenwald, the ritualistic flogging of anyone who isn’t a good loyal Democrat. You get your pet min here to say the really gross, personal shit that you would like to, knowing that they are protected by internet anonymity. That’s a bullshit, cowardly, pathetic way to behave, John. I never figured you for a bully.I'd link to Cole pointing out that Freddie's [BONERS] still have posting privileges at BJ, but I already did. Cole pointed out as much in the post [BONERS] commented on, all you have to do is scroll up to the top.
Even McMegan moved on from claiming her detractors all hate girls. I have to think that if FMM actually did accomplish anything, it was to cause her to question that crutch. She does face misogyny online, all women do, but bad ideas, shitty writing, and putting corporations way, way above people are unrelated to chromosomes. (/mansplaining) To focus on the trolls and assholes is to try to dismiss the criticisms without in any way engaging them. It's almost as if [BONERS] makes a habit of it. I'm surprised [BONERS] didn't include something about the modern left being anti-Semitic because Likud=Israel, it'd be about as blatant a tell as bringing up McMegan facing misogyny. However, it does immunize him, in his own mind at least, from the criticisms of people like Sady Doyle and for focusing on dudebro issues like DRONES over women's reproductive freedom. White knights can't into misogyny, derp.
Also, if I ever remember to go by the library and get things in motion, I'm gonna make a half-assed and probably failed attempt at reading our muse's book in free ebook form and doing something in response here. I need to get the juices flowing, as it were.
*- Explained & Part 2
Posted by brad at 5:37 PM
Friday, January 17, 2014
Obamacare Is Now Beyond Rescue from Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates on FORA.tv
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Monday, October 15, 2012
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
McMegan wrote a piece about journalistic fraud.
It's essentially impossible to prevent journalistic fraud--if I tell you that I saw someone doing something, there's rarely a videotape of the event. If I'm doing an interview on the cell phone, there isn't a recording, either. And so our readers have to trust us.We don't.
I'll leave it to Susan to find examples of the countless times McMegan relied on unnamed sources and vague "my liberal friends say..." attributions. There was a "local" (meaning black) woman on a bus who happened to love McMegan's gentrifying presence and echoed all her views of the neighborhood in an extremely Friedmanesque column which I'm too lazy to find, as well. She only really names sources if she's actually interviewing them, or maybe if it's a name she can drop. I think this column was basically her trolling for links from her critics and a backlash traffic spike, and she knows how full of shit she is to even glance in the direction of this topic. Or maybe I'm giving her too much credit. But I'm not worried that she'll see a big spike in traffic from us.
Her work is so truly awful she really shouldn't be paid for it by anyone, anywhere, and thus this blog still has some purpose. Joy.
Posted by brad at 7:56 PM
Thursday, September 20, 2012
So. If you still give a hoot about Megan McArdle, who seems to be increasing her output at what is an excellent fit for her, the Daily Beast-Newsweek publishing powerhouse, here is The eXiled w/ a recap of her resume & her other offenses against decency.
McArdle should be very familiar to eXiled readers. Many of you probably first learned of McArdle’s existence more than three years ago, when she led a smear campaign from her perch at the Atlantic to discredit the first media investigative piece exposing the Tea Party as an Astroturf campaign funded by the Kochs and FreedomWorks, written by eXiled editors Mark Ames and Yasha Levine and published in Playboy in February, 2009. That’s when we first got to know the McArdle name too, and we were wondering then why someone who called herself a “journalist” would work so hard to discredit other journalists’ investigative work while defending powerful rightwing oligarchs, rather than the other way around. The S.H.A.M.E. profile on Megan McArdle clears up the air on McArdle’s long, deep undisclosed ties to the Koch brothers’ libertarian influence-peddling machine, and to the GOP activist community. Read the profile on the S.H.A.M.E. site or check it out below — we’re sure Ms. McArdle will appreciate it if you do.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Monday, July 30, 2012
it's far too late to gloat, if indeed she was fired, as seems the case. The Atlantic is long dead, and while Fallows and TNC remain, what happens to its corpse is really only worth noting with morbid curiosity.
But Megan McArdle no longer works for The Atlantic, and her star seems to have been slowed some in its rising.
This is a good thing.