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’
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”
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.