Hiram P. Galligash, it’s your turn to shine
My god, Roy, another treasure. It's hard to pick my favorite part because so much of it is pure gold, but I think it's a toss-up between "(((schmear)))" and the NRO boys looking "like the bad guys in Hallmark Christmas movies."
I guess we should have known the days when a Kevin Williamson could get un-hired from the Atlantic for being a raving loon were now far behind us. It looks like David French was only the first domino to tip over in the quest for the Great God of Both-siderism.
Nicely done ! I hate ol' Hiram and he's not even real!
At least he's honest. I would rather have this asshole bark at me the usual race bait nonsense than have David Brooks try and Tut me to death with his snooty bullshit.
A few years ago I used to say Jeff Bezos revitalized the WP. (And it had gone down quite far). Now I realize it was only in the Frankenstein sense of revitalization.
Gotta say, impressive hires there; the ghost of Fred Hiatt surely is smiling 🤮
But the question is yet raised: Come on, just important are editorial/op-ed pages? More people get news from social media than news media. Only ~55% of Times subscribers subscribe to news as opposed to sports, WireCutter, cooking, games, whatever. CNN's audience is ~neglible. And you know out of those news consumers only a fraction bother with editorials and op-eds. Meanwhile, the punditocracy has almost constantly gotten things all wrong.
So again, of what importance is this crap other than to distract and maybe confuse libs?
And in a faint defense of the WaPo, the old time dig is that it's a company town paper and given the state of that town now, those hires actually make sense.
Hiram reminds me a bit of the conservative columnist Democratic Underground used to have... Maybe he finally revealed his real name & switched over.
The only thing more depressing than the fact that Democratic Underground's idea of underground turned out to be Hillary Clinton is that someone like ol' Hiram has changed only in the sense that they are getting actual newspaper jobs and are more and more mainstream... Fuck this life.
Hiram’s diction and grammar has gotten a lot worse in the last two and a half years, judging by comparison with the previous screed linked to. I have to think this was caused either by Hiram’s ingestion of some toxic substance (maybe intentionally — he’s known to have engaged in distillery-related programs activity); or he’s faking the Bubba McCracker shtick a la W. But it’s the question of our times: do these knobs really believe the bad comic-book history and ideology, or do they spout it for the power, the glory or the lulz, reveling gleefully in the nihilistic rapture of it all? And do voters go for politicians who embrace his views because of those views or in spite of them? And which of these types of voters is more despicable? I can’t decide.
I'll bet his wife wears flour-sack dresses she prettied up herelf and makes a mean possum stew.
What a joy to find that this is the second in the Hiram P. Galligash series, and that the first dates from a time before I was a paying subscriber! It's Bonus Edroso Friday for me!
Jesus Christ, Roy. For a second I thought this was a real person. :😀 well played, my man.
“Punkin County (S.C.)” — aces.
I swear, if you took out the southron-isms and added a few Upper Midwestern-isms, this could be any of a dozen people in our state government.
Poor Krugman tried to point out that rural Red regions get more government help than urban Blue areas and he got a lot of suggestions to make rural lives matter even more. My favorite: Girl Scout projects, I shit you not.
BARI WEISS: "Hiram P. Galligash is the kind of well-spoken reasonable Classic American we need in journalism for these troubled times."
"[O]n cardboard signs I put on the roof of my shed"
Guess the "See Ruby Falls" and "See Rock City" signs got too weather-beaten and faded to be legible. Or they cut back their ad campaign.
hung. maybe old Hiram should showed Megan his big pink Himalayan salt grinder. IYKWIMAITYD.