Jokes are like elusive butterflies that can only be ensnared with a good sense of humor. Sometimes they land willingly on our outstretched hand and delight us, sometimes they fly above our heads. Other times, they should be left in their cocoon and stomped on before they see the light of day…
Tricia Macke, an anchor for Ohio's Fox 19, took to her personal Facebook page last month to rant against the cable news personality, writing "Rachel Maddow is such an angry young man" on Oct. 12.
I'm no professional comedy critic (aka Satan's spawn), but it seems like Macke's joke was not in good taste. Making fun of someone's appearance is really just bullying. For example: Tricia Macke is a bitter skeleton face with Skyfall villain hair. See? That's neither true nor nice, even if it is true.
After some of her fans took offense, Macke had the perfect opportunity to
apologizecome up with a hilarious tag for her initial joke: "I am sorry," Macke wrote to one such fan. "I should have said antagonistic." BOOOOOM. This woman is on fire, which is good because it'll prepare her for the afterlife.
Tags: Facebook, Fox News, LGBT, MSNBC, Ohio, Rachel Maddow
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Tags: MSNBC, Rachel Maddow, Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report, Video
Lots of people are talking about last night's presidential debate. Like, a lot of people! Almost as though this were an important thing. Anyway, here's my submission for the ten best…
"I've been watching presidential debates for quite a few years, but I have never seen one like this. It wasn’t a TKO, it was a knockout." - John Hinderaker
I'm not 100 percent clear on who John Hinderaker is, but he's been watching presidential debates for quite a few years, so I have no reason to doubt his expertise in these matters.
Hey, does anybody know if Sarah Palin has an opinion? I'll bet she does…
Tags: Al Gore, Barack Obama, Bill Maher, Chris Matthews, Chuck Grassley, Debates, Lewis Black, Mitt Romney, MSNBC, Nerdiness, Quote Unquote, Rupert Murdoch, Sarah Palin
Reading campaign coverage last week and today offers a very confusing lesson: 1) presidential debates don't matter, and 2) Mitt Romney's stellar debate performance is the greatest electoral coup since Dwight Eisenhower stuffed Adlai Stevenson into a gym locker.
You can see the media organizations straining so hard to let political scientists offer their conclusions about the relative importance of debates before bowing down before their one true God: the horse-race…
Tags: Andrew Sullivan, CNN, Debates, Fox News, Media, Mitt Romney, MSNBC, The Atlantic
After watching this clip from MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports earlier today…
…it got me thinking about what a brilliant rhetorical strategy Romney surrogate John Sununu has struck upon. One that I think can really be used in all kinds of situations, in response to all manner of questions unpleasant questions asked. Here's just a few examples. I'm sure you'll be able to come up with more on your own…
Tags: Barack Obama, John Sununu, Mitt Romney, MSNBC