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Laura Ingraham Tosses and Gores Him
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One of the side-effects of these periodic moral panics that sweep through American society — Trayvon, Ferguson, Charlottesville — is that they unmask people — bring out their inner nature.

Well, two weeks ago on the podcast I said some kind words, or at least not un-kind words, about TV talking head Charles Krauthammer. I said that while I’d written him off for years as a, quote, “cucky neocon Israel-first GOP establishment front man,” more recently I’ve been warming to him because of the mostly sensible things he’s said on Tucker Carlson’s show.

Well, I’m biting my tongue. Last Tuesday on Fox News Krauthammer reverted to cucky type, acting scandalized that Trump dared suggest there is anything wrong with masked anarchists throwing rocks at citizens lawfully demonstrating.

Fortunately Laura Ingraham was there to counter him. I have, as I have often noted, a very soft spot for Ms. Ingraham. Not to be shy about it, I would walk over hot coals for her, leap the ice floes of a swollen river for her, wrestle alligators for her. Heck, I would even sit through a corporate Diversity Awareness seminar for her.

On Tuesday, August 15, she was on great form. She tossed and gored Krauthammer, sample quote:

We have to be honest about the evil of racism and also honest about a far left that is [both] trying to tear down history and intimidate free speech in the country.

That left Krauthammer mumbling about what was in the President’s heart.

So OK, I yield. I got Krauthammer right the first time: cucky neocon shill. Sorry about that.

And Laura, why don’t you answer my emails? …

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• Category: Ideology • Tags: Charlottesville, Political Correctness 
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  1. Anonym says:

    How dare white people exist or govern their countries in the interests of their people. Evil, evil I tell you. They are literally Hitler! I can’t even.

  2. Art Deco says:

    So OK, I yield. I got Krauthammer right the first time: cucky neocon shill.

    “Shill”? A shill is a bogus competitor employed by a casino to promote interest in the blackjack tables. Krauthammer isn’t a shill. He’s had a certain political trajectory over the years: from mainline Democrat to dissenting Democrat to mainline Republican (a trajectory traversed over the period running from about 1979 to 1995). There is no indication he’s ever advocated anything but what he thinks or that he favors the party he’s not formally affiliated with; his antagonism to Trump is an indicator of the crevasse which separates starboard opinion journalists from starboard voters. A real shill would be someone employed by the media to play a Republican. The WaPoo hired David Weigel to do this, but the act wasn’t credible after his private correspondence was published in the Journ-O-List scandal. Tyler Cowen, whose public writings suggest he’s consumed with anxiety about status considerations in faculty settings, might be seen as a manifestation of libertarian pseudo-opposition on the George Mason payroll (since he never critiques any progtrasn sacred cows). Bruce Bartlett, the Republican whose signature is attacking other Republicans, might be considered a shill or a poseur depending on who is paying his bills.

    And, of course, ‘neocon’ is a nonsense term.

    Krauthammer is a Canadian-reared scion of a very prosperous family. He’s lived pretty much all his life in New York, Montreal, Boston, and Washington. His brother spent his adult life in Los Angeles. His son lives in the Bay Area, his niece and her husband in Washington. Between them, his parents lived in a half-dozen countries during the course of their lives before landing in Quebec. He does not have any natural affinity for the Trump constituency. The best he can do is to attempt to appreciate it, and at that he is very hit-and-miss.

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  3. hyperbola says:
    @Art Deco

    Krauthammer’s “trajectory” has always been fully consistent with his family’s sect.

    Charles Krauthammer: Master Of The Art Of Zionist Hasbara

    Charles Krauthammer’s “Those Troublesome Jews”


    That includes the usual treasonous bleeding of Americans for his sect’s mideast wars.

    Krauthammer, Charles

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  4. Art Deco says:

    Krauthammer’s “trajectory” has always been fully consistent with his family’s sect.

    Don’t be stupid. Jews vote Democratic by margins of 4 to 1, the Democratic Party manifested little antagonism to Israel between 1980 and 2009, and Krauthammer’s most salient concern in critiquing and then departing from the Democratic Party was functional pacifism in the Congressional Democratic caucus (which concerned more activity in Latin America than anything up in the Near East).

  5. He’s very popular with the ladies.

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