Monday, April 18, 2011

It's not _______ when we do it!

You know you've arrived when The Village Voice is snarking about you!

What amazes me is the willful tone-deafness of the normally social-justice- and identity-politics-obsessed Left. Apparently ageism, class-based snobbery, and misogyny are all peachy keen if done for a nobler purpose.

Remember how it was fair game to mock the differently-abled, as long as the mocking was of Stockdale's hearing aid or Dole's gimpy arm?

51 comments:

Jim Rawles said...

Ooh, great. Now you can add "Citizen Shill" to your resume.

~Jim Rawles~

Kevin said...

You can shout-down free speech as long as it's at a Tea Party rally. You can racially berate black people, if they're conservative. You can propagandize to your heart's content, as long as it's Lefty "truth" you're propagandizing.

It's the same-old double standard of the left, as you note.

After all, who's going to call them on it - the Press?

North said...

Attacking your snark... He brought a knife to a gun... nope... thermonuclear fight.

Pathfinder said...

And you're surprised why? It was the Great Leftoids who not only did nothing about the published cartoon of Condoleeza Rice as a monkey (shades of early last century), they freakin' produced the cartoon and gleefully and happily propogated it!

Tirno said...

You know how important you are by who is willing to throw a wild swing at you.

When the President of the United States takes a public moment to speak derisively of your position, for example, sign your contract with Fox/CNN/whatever, because, baby, you've arrived.

Next stop, DailyKos or Mother Jones, then the NY Times. Then a friendly spot via satellite on Red Eye, then an in-studio appearence, although they'll have to give you a shorter stool so you don't tower over Greg Gutfield sitting down.

The sky's the limit, babe; who's your agent?

Robert said...

Heh.

So now we know what Au├čenseiter does when he isn't spelunking the depths of "the Right Wing Blogosphere".

TomcatTCH said...

You shill for citizens?

Does the left consider that that a put down?

VincentB said...

Apparently it's also OK to bash old people. A demographic that I happen to fall into.

So who cares what those parasite moviegoers think? They're only interested in thrills, poignancy, and spectacle, whereas Atlas Shrugged is for people who are above such things -- people like the ones at the showing Reynolds attended, who "responded to the dialogue with knowing chuckles, outright laughter, and even a blurted comment 'Way to go lady!'... I estimate the average age to be above 50 years." (So, basically the audience for Wild Hogs, then.)

As long as your bashing the right, any sort of discrimination or slander is fine.

Joe in PNG said...

Is that the best they can do, snark wise? Here I'm expecting "Bold? It's BOOOOOOLLLLD!!!" on the snark-o-meter, but it's not. Very un-bold. Watery, weak discount store brand snark.

North said...

Joe: Yes. Yellow cake snark vs. refined weapons grade snark.

og said...

Wow, I'm in awe. Someone the Village Voice hates openly that I've actually sat at a dinner table with. Pity they didn't do a whole piece on VFTP.

Soon, though, soon!!!

Themadlemming said...

Congratualtions, I guess...?

Anonymous said...

Are you seeing more traffic?

Antibubba

Tam said...

Antibubba,

Not really. They don't throw a lot of hits.

Anonymous said...

Congrats Tam.

Your world class snark added a bit of interest to what would otherwise be a boring and tedious VV review. One more reason why I read your blog every day and VV not at all.

I still hope that someday Guns and Ammo will see fit to offer you the back page.

Brian Dunbar said...

All of the right people hate this movie.

Now I know I gotta go see it.

Anonymous said...

The VV is following the iron rule of blogging.

Always punch up.

Ed Rasimus said...

Wow! And I can say I knew the View before it got famous!

theirritablearchitect said...

The comments section is positively schoolyard, with equally poor spelling.

DirtCrashr said...

Boy, do they ever have itchy underpants, no wonder they're always in a twist.

The Jack said...

theirritablearchitect: how right you are.

"Fu [Moderator] 15 hours ago
This movie should be band"

Ahh, an equal mix of tolerance and intelligence.

The comment bemoaning the death of street art's corpse (huh?) over a "Who is John Galt?" was also amusing.

Apparently "street art" is only worthwhile when it upsets Flyover Folks, but when something in LA, of all places, upsets the Lefty Gentry... well...

Sigivald said...

Apparently ageism, class-based snobbery, and misogyny are all peachy keen if done for a nobler purpose.

Yup.

And more importantly if the target is "the wrong sort", all bets are off.

After all, bigotry is only bad when you're deploying it against the Poor And Oppressed, or against People On The Right Side.

(Relatedly, but not quite the same, I'm still amazed - though I should not be - how literally hateful my friends and acquaintances of the left can be against The Wrong People, in a completely casual manner, as if there wasn't the slightest bit odd about that level of spite and bigotry against people who simply don't agree about some matters of policy.

I suppose realizing that people can disagree with your goals or methods without being Pure Evil is too hard for many people to manage - and in fairness it's not exactly encouraged by the pundit class and the activists.

This is also true in the other direction, but at least many of the "right-wing" side have some vague idea of politeness or "Christian charity" in their social DNA.)

Tasso said...

Rosebud Sleds. I use them, I love them. When you think sled, think Rosebud!

ASM826 said...

At the end of the article, in the "Related Topics" links was this wonderfully funny item.

http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2010/10/presenting_the_2.php

I'm tempted to order one.

Ed Foster said...

"Guerilla Heckling". Is that like a snark?

Graybeard said...

I am in awe of your awesomeness and genuflect - srsly. You have won the internets for days to come.

Anonymous said...

Your going big time!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0FBi5Rv1ho

Gerry

staghounds said...

This is the kind of spontaneous publicity...

Bubblehead Les. said...

Wow! Isn't great to live in a country that has such a Powerful Free Press that they have to check up on a little lady hangin' around on a porch in Broad Ripple? Must not be anything 'portant going on in the World.

So how does it feel to know that you have struck Fear into the Heart of New York Liberaldom? And what does the sound of the Lamentations of their Women really sound like?

Old NFO said...

Congrats! :-)

Keads said...

+1 on you Tam!

Anonymous said...

"You know you've arrived..."

You know it, we know it, and the delicious part...they know it.

I said in the prior post that I was shocked that Ebert missed the irony that his predictable panning of the film was instead pimping for it.

How much sweeter that VV shares that same ironic cluelessness, as it features, demonstrates, and promotes the penetrating wit of one who embraces the philosophy of F. King; that the best of it goes for the jugular, not the jocular.

In the words of our favorite VP..."This is a big fucking deal!"

Target audience WIN.

AT

Drang said...

Yessiree bobcat, I knew her when...

WV: ingsgun. Y'know, I don't know what model Dean favors...

Drang said...

And, having read the comments...
"Life In The Monkeyhouse", indeed, there sure is a whole lot of poo flinging going on over there.

atlharp said...

Let's see, first it's "homo Glock lover," "Airsoft Kitty," now "Citizen shill!" The thing that amazes me is how so off base your critics are. I mean did they even take into account if you liked the movie? Don't worry, I feel your pain. I got called a retard today by someone with no sense of grammar. See, life can be beautiful!

Guffaw in AZ said...

I'm with Tirno! I can imagine you on RedEye, facing Gutfeld, in the 'Leg Chair'!

Discobobby said...

"Homo glock lover", while offensive, was at least inside baseball. "Airsoft Kitty" - downright funny. But "Citizen Shill" from toolboxes like that take your game to a new level.

When you're famous and need your privacy during your worldwide tour, book your hotel rooms under "Citizen Shill". Or "Slick Shillaxin". You have time to get creative in airport bars.

Joshkie said...

Ed Rasimus -

When did we start liking The View?

Oh....wait....sorry I'm easily confussed.

Josh :-)

Joshkie said...

Ps.

Tam I think you be a great guest on Red Eye.

Leg chair anyone.

:-)
Josh

Rabbit said...

I for one welcome our new Broad Ripple Overlords.

wv= whesse. Knockin the whesse out of the cheesedicks in the VV.

Bubblehead Les. said...

One Final Thought: Now that your a Famous Enemy of the State, does that mean you have to wear Designer Wookie Suits when you walk on the Red Carpet?

wrm said...

This bit


Nonetheless, Tamara K said the Disney film "looked pretty cool, what with it being about big kitties and all." But don't worry, she hasn't gone soft:


made coffee come out my nose.

John said...

That's almost better than breakfast at finest morning-fry joint in Broad Ripple.

Tasty, indeed. Such limp-keyboard NYC critics remind me of the militant vegan putting his arm into the carnivore's cage to take away that haunch of forbidden juicy lefto-meat.

Congrats on having chewed them so accurately, at length, that they must needs include your teethmarks in their embarrassing word-weep.

S. L. Haynes said...

Outstanding Miss Tam! It was hilarious to read about you in that rag.

Steve Florman said...

I was dumbfounded by the VV, of all sources, criticizing YOU for looking at film as a "Leninesque propaganda vehicle" (I think that was the phrase) instead of the pure art they're no doubt supposed to be. I assume that means they panned "Pandora" and "Inconvenient Truth."

Mark B. said...

Reading the comments to the article was mildly amusing in a "smartest retard" sort of way. What I found . . . disturbing was that the article itself was so loaded with circular argument that it rolled right off the edge of the earth.

These people are paid to write?

'Berg

Old Grouch said...

@Tirno

I'm waiting for her to be attacked in the casuals at the New Yorker:

A foray into the more disturbing reaches of the world wide web last Tuesday found us engaged in the unpleasant perusal of a site which calls itself "View From The Porch." Which porch remains unrevealed, but the opinions expressed thereon make it certain to be located deep in the backwoods of Red-State America.

The Porch's proprietor is one Tamara K., a purported woman (tall and blonde) whose tastes run to firearms, red meat, motorcycles, right-wing politics, and Ayn Rand. Indeed, Tamara and her opinions are so much a caricature of the rabid right as to be unbelievable.

So we refuse to believe it. The View is not real; it is a clever satire. And until proven otherwise, we shall remain convinced that the Porch's actual author is our great-aunt's grandchild Irving, the aspiring actor and vegitarian activist now residing in Melrose, Massachusetts.

global village idiot said...

Mark, those people are paid to write in New York City in the Village Voice. Part of the Village Voice's appeal IS its disconnection from reality, its wanton and degenerate decadence.

Although I'll allow that you're certainly right in a certain sense. Banal, humorless bitchiness like that usually gets no farther than the receptionist at the nail salon.

I'm not sure what to think of those of you who bothered with the comments to that "essay." I can't tell whether you're to be saluted or run away from. I mean, I've slopped around in the aeration tank of a sewage treatment plant before but I was getting PAID to do it.

gvi

Scott said...

I am so proud of you. And to think that I have been reading you long enough, that I have forgotten when I started reading VFTP. Maybe I should move you up ahead of Glenn Reynolds in the morning, but never ahead of Day by Day.

Beaumont said...

All that fashionable Manhattanite whining did give me an idea: if they think "Atlas Shrugged" is cartoony, why not make "The Probability Broach" as an animated film? That way, all those clueless kiddies and their parents would be exposed to libertarian ideas.

wv: "orper". The sound that came out of Roy Edroso when he read the above.

Tam said...

"...why not make "The Probability Broach" as an animated film?"

The day The Probability Broach hits the theaters, I solemnly swear that I will wear an actual wookie suit to opening night.