Thursday, May 3, 2012

The tyranny of clichés

Jonah Goldberg's new book "The Tyranny of Clichés: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas" was inadvertently given a boost by CNN's Piers Morgan's recent "interview" (more like 'petulant ambush') of Jonah.  Morgan proves Jonah's premise, in spades:

... Piers wasn't a host interested in his guest's new book, he was a bitter partisan who had a series of pro-Obama talking points to get out ...
...what was most ironic was watching the CNN host prove many of the book's central themes true. The Left isn't interested in honest debate. Instead they engage in all kinds of passive-aggressive rhetorical tricks to win the moment ...
... What happened last night is a symptom of CNN's bigger problem, and that's that they hide behind a dishonest shield of objectivity that only serves to insult the intelligence of the Left and Right.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Goldberg got slaughtered! The poor guy...at one point he looked like he was going to cry.

JR said...

Heh. Anon, you suffer from the same dysfunction as Morgan - he's an idiot.

harebell said...

You're right Morgan is an idiot, that's why he is working in the states after messing up royally in every job he had back in the UK.
But given the fact he still ran rings around Goldberg and he is the poorest that the UK had to offer, that speaks volumes about Jonah and you.