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Wankers of the Decade


I know my own pet favorite — Stuart Taylor — will be a longshot, but I’m glad that he got Richard Cohen in there.

…also, I think we can all agree that it’s about time for the Editors to come out of retirement. More classic work on Cohen here, here and here.

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  • My all time favorite Chinless Beaver moment was when he was whining about Colbert at the Press Club Dinner, and said “I’m a really funny guy”.

  • c u n d gulag

    Ah yes, everyone in DC’s favorite “Liberal Chia Pet!”

    The winner’s got to be Thomas Friedman-units.
    Bobo’s also a worthy candidate.

    After all, THEY’RE serious people writing about serious things.
    And on the Op-ed pages of the “Liberal” NY Times, no less.

    • Glenn

      My cab driver today told me Friedman’s a lock.

      • c u n d gulag

        The guy who stocks the Applebees salad bar thinks it’s Bobo’s to lose.

  • William Burns

    Richard Cohen is a crusader against racism who has done more than any other person to destroy the stereotype that Jews are smart.

    • Rarely Posts

      Jonah Goldberg.

      • William Burns

        Yeah, it’s close, but Goldberg hasn’t built up the decade-by-decade record that Cohen has.

        • TT

          Different measurements are required for Golberg’s wankery record. What takes Cohen and others decade-by-decade to compile takes Goldberg month-by-month at the most.

          • William Burns

            Goldberg’s just a party-line hack. Cohen’s stupidity is endlessly creative and fertile, ranging over a multitude of topics and issues in a way Goldberg could only dream of.

    • dl

      goldberg is actually not jewish i think

      • William Burns

        This is indeed central to my point.

        • hylen


    • Pseudonym

      What about good old Douglas “dumbest fucking guy on the planet” Feith?

  • Anderson

    Speaking of wankers, can nothing be done about the SnorgTees ad with the woman displaying her unbuttoned jeans?

    I mean yes, I can read the t-shirt and get the joke, but it’s kind of an obnoxious ad – more PajamasMedia than LGM, I’d have thought.

    • Glenn

      Better that than the one for the new “thriller” by Byron Dorgan. Byron Dorgan?

      • When I think “thriller,” I think Byron Dorgan.

        • c u n d gulag

          Did anyone ever find out what did with that other glove?

    • Bill Murray

      you want her genes removed?

  • Charlie Sweatpants

    Colbert humiliating Bush the Younger at that black tie dinner is the gift that keeps on giving. Even six years later, the sanctimonious hissy fit over it remains almost as funny as the performance itself.


  • Jonas

    My all-time favorite Cohen episode is when he attacked Lieberman and Gore in 2000 over a Lieberman quote about God being on America’s side. He spent an entire column attacking Gore-Lieberman over this and comparing them to the more religiously reasonable Bush.

    The kicker? He was wrong about the quote, it was actually a Bush quote, and at the bottom of his next column was a single sentence correction stating that a quote in his previous column attributed to Lieberman was actually spoken by Bush.

  • Jesse Levine

    It’s Broder by 10 lengths.

    • calling all toasters

      The rules say dead people don’t qualify, so Broder and Kaus are out.

      • Bill Murray

        isn’t it only Kaus’ career that is dead

  • dp

    I miss The Editors sorely.

    • thebewilderness

      As do I. I check from time to time, just in case they changed their minds about breaking up with us. Does that make me an internet stalker, do you think?

      • I check them and Fafblog both.

        • nosmo king

          Ahh Fafblog. Their interview with John McCain in the run up to the 2008 election damn near cost me my life, I was laughing so hard. In a just world it would have been real.

        • JimInMissoula

          Dag – I miss the funny that was Fafblog.

          • Mark Centz

            I’m so old I miss Media Whores Online.

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