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uncle ebeneezer
03-21-2009, 01:50 AM
This post by Ezra about anti-semitic comments on the Althouse blog

http://www.prospect.org/csnc/blogs/ezraklein_archive?month=03&year=2009&base_name=are_ann_althouses_commenters_a

actually prompted me to visit her site for the first time in ages. It reminded me of her claim that her comments section was superior to the one on this site. Reading through just a couple pages of comments and I'm convinced that she must have been on drugs (or has an extremely overly-inflated ego) to make that statement.

Nate
03-21-2009, 06:00 AM
When I saw the title of your thread, I thought "AA" might have meant "Alcoholics Anonymous". Reading over some of the Althouse commenters, I think a lot of them need to start going to AA meetings. (although I suppose alcohol doesn't make you suddenly become an anti-Semitic racist, no matter what Mel Gibson says)

bjkeefe
03-21-2009, 06:09 AM
This post by Ezra about anti-semitic comments on the Althouse blog

http://www.prospect.org/csnc/blogs/ezraklein_archive?month=03&year=2009&base_name=are_ann_althouses_commenters_a

actually prompted me to visit her site for the first time in ages. It reminded me of her claim that her comments section was superior to the one on this site. Reading through just a couple pages of comments and I'm convinced that she must have been on drugs (or has an extremely overly-inflated ego) to make that statement.

Heh. Coming from the other direction: convergence (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showthread.php?p=107459#post107459).

[Added] And what do you suppose this twitty was about, hmmmmmmm?

Atrios (http://twitter.com/Atrios) @janehamsher (http://twitter.com/janehamsher) me too. recommend forming cooler list to drive mickey kaus even more crazy.
1:54 PM Mar 18th (http://twitter.com/Atrios/status/1349583088)

uncle ebeneezer
03-21-2009, 02:26 PM
Back to Ezra's post, I will say that I think he has plenty of ground to stand on. The three links he supplied had much higher amounts of anti-semitic (or focussing on people's "jewishness") than any of the blogs I read regularly. Althouse's commenters seem more like cheerleaders than anything else. Again, the level of intellectual discourse in her comments is nothing impressive. And as we know she famously has NEVER deleted comments because of substance ;-)

AemJeff
03-22-2009, 09:13 AM
This post by Ezra about anti-semitic comments on the Althouse blog

http://www.prospect.org/csnc/blogs/ezraklein_archive?month=03&year=2009&base_name=are_ann_althouses_commenters_a

actually prompted me to visit her site for the first time in ages. It reminded me of her claim that her comments section was superior to the one on this site. Reading through just a couple pages of comments and I'm convinced that she must have been on drugs (or has an extremely overly-inflated ego) to make that statement.

It continues to get worse at Ann's House of Stupid. She posted another thread, entitled (with subtle irony, doncha think?) Did Ezra Klein post anti-Semitic comments to set up Ann Althouse? (http://althouse.blogspot.com/2009/03/did-ezra-klein-post-anti-semitic.html) The comments there? A sample from one of the earlier ones:


Ezra is a hate-mongerer. As such, everything is in play. He deserves nothing but contempt. And he certainly does not deserve to be treated fairly.

There is something about Ann's petulant lack of self-awareness that seems to have infected her site as a general condition. I have to say that my favorite comments in this thread were a completely irrelevant series by BHTV pal Trooper York (aka Sgt Shultz) encapsulating a fictional memoir from a producer of the old TV series Bewitched complete with weird smears of gay cast members from that forty year old TV show (including references to Mr. Ed!) It's not possible to even frame this stuff as satire. Sheesh.

Nate
03-22-2009, 09:22 AM
What a bitch

Nate
03-22-2009, 09:23 AM
They should definitely have a grudge match here on bhtv

johnmarzan
03-22-2009, 10:39 PM
They should definitely have a grudge match here on bhtv

bwahahahahahaha... althouse vs the little snot?

AemJeff
03-22-2009, 10:54 PM
Dumping on Althouse is a petty source of pleasure. Nevertheless, while we're on the topic, this post is pretty noteworthy: Why Do Liberals Hate Ann Althouse? (http://althouse.blogspot.com/2009/03/why-do-liberals-hate-ann-althouse.html)

What they don't get is that I am a pure blogger, really a blogger, showing you what blogging is. I don't think they really are bloggers. I don't think they really are journalists either. I'm called deranged or whatever when I'm riffing in a bloggerly style that they obviously don't understand or appreciate. They are journalists posing as bloggers, mucking up their journalism and simultaneously writing dull blogs.

Far be it for me to mention Garance's name in this context. Ann's answer is so much better than any reality-based analysis.

bjkeefe
03-22-2009, 10:59 PM
Dumping on Althouse is a petty source of pleasure. Nevertheless, while we're on the topic, this post is pretty noteworthy: Why Do Liberals Hate Ann Althouse? (http://althouse.blogspot.com/2009/03/why-do-liberals-hate-ann-althouse.html)

Far be it for me to mention Garance's name in this context. Ann's answer is so much better than any reality-based analysis.

I can't think of anything more boring than listening to Ann Althouse talk about herself, unless it's Ann Althouse talking about herself blogging. And her endless attempts to pick blogofights are as pathetic as any spoiled child pitching a fit just to get attention.

It is pretty hilarious, though, how she and her fanboys (conservatives all) get so bent out of shape when liberals say she's not a liberal. INTOLERANT!!! HUMORLESS!!! WAHHHHH!!!

johnmarzan
03-22-2009, 11:47 PM
Dumping on Althouse is a petty source of pleasure. Nevertheless, while we're on the topic, this post is pretty noteworthy: Why Do Liberals Hate Ann Althouse? (http://althouse.blogspot.com/2009/03/why-do-liberals-hate-ann-althouse.html)



Far be it for me to mention Garance's name in this context. Ann's answer is so much better than any reality-based analysis.

why, what happened to garance?

AemJeff
03-22-2009, 11:49 PM
Good grief, it's just a target-rich environment over there today. Ann Althouse is engaged to be married to a commenter on her blog. (http://althouse.blogspot.com/2009/03/500-miles-later-im-back-in-madison.html)

To be clear, there's nothing intrinsically wrong with that. But it sure suggests appearances aren't always deceiving.

AemJeff
03-22-2009, 11:53 PM
why, what happened to garance?

http://bloggingheads.tv/diavlogs/202?in=00:45:47&out=00:56:23
Google their names for more background.

johnmarzan
03-22-2009, 11:55 PM
it is a sad day when the wacko "moderators" running the bhtv are personally attacking other diavloggers.

first mickey kaus, now ann althouse? hello bob wright? knock knock... :lol:

bjkeefe
03-22-2009, 11:58 PM
Good grief, it's just a target-rich environment over there today. Ann Althouse is engaged to be married to a commenter on her blog. (http://althouse.blogspot.com/2009/03/500-miles-later-im-back-in-madison.html)

To be clear, there's nothing intrinsically wrong with that. But it sure suggests appearances aren't always deceiving.

Is this (http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n314/mrs_norman/WackJob.jpg) a picture of her fiancÚ?

bjkeefe
03-23-2009, 12:00 AM
it is a sad day when the wacko "moderators" running the bhtv ...

It is a sad day when you're reduced to repeating kidneystones's lies because you can't think of anything else to say.

AemJeff
03-23-2009, 12:00 AM
Is this (http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n314/mrs_norman/WackJob.jpg) a picture of her fiancÚ?

I am resolutely not going there!

johnmarzan
03-23-2009, 12:01 AM
http://bloggingheads.tv/diavlogs/202?in=00:45:47&out=00:56:23
Google their names for more background.

the podcast file doesnt work anymore.

bjkeefe
03-23-2009, 12:02 AM
the podcast file doesnt work anymore.

Try here (http://crooksandliars.com/2007/03/26/ann-althouse-losses-it/).

[Added] FWIW, Jeff's dingalink plays fine for me. Must be more of those secret moderator powers we've heard so much about.

johnmarzan
03-23-2009, 12:05 AM
It is a sad day when you're reduced to repeating kidneystones's lies because you can't think of anything else to say.

who is kidneystones? and what lies? you're one of the worst offenders here. but i'm sure this is (not) the kind of juvenile stuff bob wright approves of. if he's aware of it.

bjkeefe
03-23-2009, 12:27 AM
who is kidneystones? and what lies?

kidneystones is a frequent commenter who has the habit of lying about those of us who are designated as "moderators." Pretending that you're not being deliberately obtuse, here it is, once more, for the record: Jeff, Twin, and I do nothing except delete spam. We do not represent the site in any way, nor do we speak on its behalf, nor are we expected to behave any differently from any other commenter. We are designated as "moderators" because that's the most convenient mechanism that vBulletin, the forum software, offers to enable us to delete spam posts and threads. We perform no actual moderating -- anything deleted for cause of content (or suppressed from appearing on the video page) is done by the site admins.

you're one of the worst offenders here.

Please point to an example of where I've lied.

but i'm sure this is (not) the kind of juvenile stuff bob wright approves of. if he's aware of it.

I doubt Bob cares what people say about her, especially in a non-diavlog thread. I'm sure he believes as I do, that if Althouse wants to live her personal life out on a public stage, she's fair game for mockery. If anything, I'd bet he'd be happy to see buzz being generated about her, because it'll help drive traffic the next time she appears on this site. I would also bet anything that Althouse loves the attention, for that matter.

And finally, you ought to think about your own behavior before you start taking others to task. What was your posting the link to that smear job of Ezra Klein, if not juvenile?

bjkeefe
03-23-2009, 12:32 AM
I am resolutely not going there!

It appears that no matter how scurrilous the accusation, as long as it's framed as a question, it's okay.

;^)

claymisher
03-23-2009, 06:48 PM
Good grief, it's just a target-rich environment over there today. Ann Althouse is engaged to be married to a commenter on her blog. (http://althouse.blogspot.com/2009/03/500-miles-later-im-back-in-madison.html)

To be clear, there's nothing intrinsically wrong with that. But it sure suggests appearances aren't always deceiving.

Good lord.

I give them 10 months, or however long it takes for him to disagree with her.

uncle ebeneezer
03-23-2009, 07:17 PM
Though it's only one data point, this tends to reinforce my assertion that her commenters are not particularly smart!! ;-)

Nate
03-23-2009, 07:25 PM
bwahahahahahaha... althouse vs the little snot?
Are you claiming that Ezra has sinus problems? Luckily that is something that can be cleared up with medication, unlike whatever Ann's problem is.

pampl
03-23-2009, 09:24 PM
Are you claiming that Ezra has sinus problems? Luckily that is something that can be cleared up with medication, unlike whatever Ann's problem is.

I'm pretty sure Ann's problems could be cleared with medication, too, if only the orderlies could restrain her long enough.