America’s ‘Pulse’ Is Having a Bad Day

Memeorandum is a neat site that gathers news and opinion pieces written by “experts and pundits, insiders and outsiders, media professionals and amateur bloggers” and arranges their links “in a single, easy-to-scan page” that gives one a quick impression of what’s in the news, what’s being gossiped about and what is really bugging these experts and pundits, insiders and… — well, you know the rest.

Something must be in the water today, because all these journalists, journos, periodistas, pundits and bloggers seem to be in a specially hateful and “foul-mouthed” mood.

Just look at the titles of some of these pieces in a single Memeorandum “snap-shot” around noon today:

On the resignation of the Pope:

Ken Layne / The Awl: Farewell To Our Beloved Nazi Pope

Watertiger / Dependable Renegade: Der Popenfuhrer is goosestepping down?

Kevin Drum / Mother Jones: Here’s Hoping for a Better Pope

Athenae / FIRST DRAFT: Does He See the RICO Case Coming?

Someone recognized the hate fest:

Lori Ziganto / Twitchy: Pope Benedict XVI resigns and moral cretins tweet hate, death wishes; Resign by ‘slitting your wrists’

Talking about “hate”:

Dylan Byers / Politico: Roger Ailes: Obama is ‘trying to get everybody to hate each other’

ZIP / Weasel Zippers: Fox News Chief Roger Ailes: Obama “Too Busy Getting Blacks To Hate Whites”…

Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit: FOX News Prez Roger Ailes: Obama Is “Trying to Get Everybody to Hate Each Other”

Apparently, everyone is “screwing” someone or getting “screwed” by someone today:

Phil Bronstein / Esquire: The Man Who Killed Osama bin Laden… Is Screwed

alan.com: Phil Bronstein: The Navy SEAL Who Shot Bin Laden Is Screwed

And it gets worse:

Jammie Wearing Fools: SEAL Team 6 Commando Who Shot bin Laden Speaks: ‘This is real and that’s him. Holy s**t’

And worse:

Caroline May / The Daily Caller: Report: SEAL Team 6 member who killed bin Laden left with a ‘go f*** yourself’ from government

Max Read / Gawker: The SEAL Who Shot Osama Finally Breaks Silence, Says Navy Told Him ‘Go F**k Yourself’

Even the President is accused of “screwing” others

Ben Smith / BuzzFeed: Obama Prepares To Screw His Base

Tom / BizzyBlog: Buzzfeed’s Ben Smith: ‘Obama Prepares To Screw His (Young) Base’ — As If It Hasn’t Been Happening for Years

William Teach / Right Wing News: Oh, Snap: “Obama Prepares To Screw His Base”

And,

James Joyner / Outside the Beltway: Employers Screwing Workers To Sidestep ObamaCare Mandates

After reading all these “candid” headlines, the following two seemed quite mild:

Joel B. Pollak / BREITBART.COM: LEFT-WING LICKSPITTLES: HOW THE HUFFINGTON POST IS AIDING OBAMA’S BENGHAZI COVER-UP

(What is “lickspittling” anyway?)

Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly: Graham’s Continuing Hissy Fit

(More on Lindsey Graham here)

Yes, one can see what is important to Americans — feel America’s pulse — by scanning Memeorandum’s headlines. Today, I would say, check your pulse and your blood pressure , America, they both seem a little elevated.

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Author: DORIAN DE WIND, Military Affairs Columnist

  • Enkindle

    I guess nobody noticed the president awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor to a Soldier today.

  • Jim Satterfield

    Dorian,

    I don’t think that “Kevin Drum / Mother Jones: Here’s Hoping for a Better Pope” seems to fit in with the other ones. If you don’t think that Benedict was a good pope it’s not the same thing as hating him.

  • DORIAN DE WIND, Military Affairs Columnist

    Enkindle: I and, I am sure, millions noticed. I am working on it.

    Jim S.: Point well taken

  • ShannonLeee

    Everyone is competing for clicks.

    Anymore, article titles barely match their content.

  • dduck

    Yep.