a citizen’s journal by Thomas Nephew

Good for a grin

Posted by Thomas Nephew on October 4th, 2005

Dear cretins — the strong salutation alone might have earned the coveted Puree Soiree “Complaint letter of the year” award, but the author builds steadily from there.

Seems like only yesterday — Relive New York Times reporter Elisabeth Bumiller’s meteoric rise to antistardom in the New York Press fall 2004 “Wimblehack” tournament! The contest pitted 2004 election campaign reporter hacks against eachother for worst campaign coverage. Matt Taibbi refereed rounds 1, 2, 3, and 4, and showed great integrity in awarding Bumiller a default victory in the final against his personal favorite, Howard Fineman, who had deceitfully failed to file a post-election story.

(SPECIAL BONUS TREASURE HUNT: In which round is George Will described as a “pig in a lace hat”? Personally, I think he looks more like a weasel in a lace hat, but reasonable people can differ.)

Harriet Miers’s blog!!!OMG I CAN’T BELIEVE I’M THE NOMINEE!!!


I give it a B+ — On a related note, Hugh Hewitt allegedly eats sandwich recommended by the White House.

UPDATE: My insider friend just called me again; apparently I misheard his end of the conversation, it was a fish sandwich.

That’s gotta hurt Bush in Freefall.

My heart going boom boom boom — “Honey, whaddayathink? This movie looks like it might be pretty nice — maybe we can even take Junior!”

What did I not know and when did I not know it?Bush to investigate self (repeat engagement — say, what’s up with that self-investigation?)

NOTES: “Dear cretins” via Greg Burgas and Jim Henley. Covering Wimblehack, eRobin said Bumiller was bad but no Wilgoren. “OMG” via Michael Silence. Hewitt update via the Poor Man Institute, where it’s Mr. and Ms. The Editors from now on — congratulations! “Freefall” via Brian Tamanaha. “My heart” via Jim MacDonald. “What did I not know” by Tom Burka.

One Response to “Good for a grin”

  1. Baraka Says:

    Thanks for making me smile re: Harriet 🙂

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