View Full Version : Hitchens Shoots Fish In Barrel!

02-07-2010, 12:56 PM
The "brilliant intellectual" C. Hitchens...viciously attacking an 84 year old...(as if this tired old hack has anything on Vidal)


This on the heels of his "brave" takedowns of Sarah Palin and Cindy Sheehan!

btw, the blood thirsty lunatic wants to invade iran

(correction: the blood-thirsty lunatic wants other people to invade iran for him.)

02-07-2010, 02:56 PM
This is not something I could prove, so I'm a little hesitant to express it, but by all impressions, Hitchens is an emotionally impaired alcoholic.

Almost every time I've seen him he's either drunk, hungover, looking like he desperately needs a drink, or making inappropriate references to drinking.

He fits the classic pattern of a "mean drunk" who acts out in either verbally or physically abusive manners. Such people can also be very charming and gregarious. Usually, however, they leave a lot of carnage in their tracks.

Hitchens, of course, has the added advantage of being brilliant and a very gifted speaker/writer.

I would add that being a sadistic drunk doesn't necessarily make a person wrong about the dangers of terrorism or the meaning of a high trade deficit, for example. Hitchens may still be a high-functioning reporter. But alcoholism does impair judgment. You wouldn't want to give someone like that any real power.

02-07-2010, 04:01 PM
Hitchens is brilliant. Love him. He's even slapped Mother Theresa around too. You go Christopher, you go.