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(Talking Points Memo)   WaPo Ombudsman to Jeff Bezos: "Dump Jennifer Rubin like a dull tome on the Amazon Bargain Books page"   (livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com ) divider line
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2013-08-15 02:53:25 PM  
I would have gone with the obvious tag, but to each his own.
 
2013-08-15 04:25:57 PM  
WaPo should fire her. It's one thing to promote conservative political thought. It's something completely different to be so utterly and completely WRONG about everything you say.
 
2013-08-15 05:28:06 PM  

tnpir: WaPo should fire her. It's one thing to promote conservative political thought. It's something completely different to be so utterly and completely WRONG about everything you say.


but you repeat yourself.
 
2013-08-15 05:28:58 PM  

blogfiles.wfmu.org
Do it.

 
2013-08-15 05:29:37 PM  

Infobahn: I would have gone with the obvious tag, but to each his own.


I laughed at the joke. So sue me.

/subby
 
2013-08-15 05:30:21 PM  
Crap writing, crap reasoning, and an embarrassment to journalism? Welp, she's got a job at Breitbart...
 
2013-08-15 05:31:17 PM  
Wow, I think TPM managed to find the only flattering picture of Rubin in existence.  I'm assuming they're just writing up the "We Discovered The Arc of the Covenant!" story now.  Don't get me wrong, she's a terrible writer and a worse human being, but God help me...

Was that shot 15 years ago?
 
2013-08-15 05:31:32 PM  

Serious Black: Infobahn: I would have gone with the obvious tag, but to each his own.

I laughed at the joke. So sue me.

/subby


I laughed when I read it too. Fitting for Rubin.
 
2013-08-15 05:32:25 PM  

tnpir: It's something completely different to be so utterly and completely WRONG about everything you say.


www.esquire.com

You talkin' 'bout me...?
 
2013-08-15 05:33:35 PM  

mainsail: Crap writing, crap reasoning, and an embarrassment to journalism? Welp, she's got a job at Breitbart...


She still has a job at WaPo.

Liberal media!!!
 
2013-08-15 05:33:42 PM  
His first mistake is buying the Washington Post. Of course I would fire Rubin, I would fire *everybody*
 
2013-08-15 05:36:10 PM  
I think I'd refrain from shooting my mouth off to my new boss. I'm mean, it's fine to have your own opinions, but were I Bezos, I think I'd give that guy a cardboard box and tell him he has 10 minutes to be off the premises.
 
2013-08-15 05:36:32 PM  
Daaaaayum.  That's a BRUTAL column.  Just paragraph after paragraph of rational, reasonable, professional dumping all over her and her complete failure at journalism, written in such a way that there isn't even the appearance of political partisanship, though she and those like her will nonetheless surely claim it's there.
 
2013-08-15 05:36:37 PM  
Rubin gives a bad name to women, a bad name to writers, and a bad name (and this is saying a lot in today's climate) to conservatives.
 
2013-08-15 05:37:33 PM  
Bryan Fischer: Obama Was Photoshopped Into Bin Laden Situation Room Photo

I guess this has been around for a while, but I avoid clownshoes-crazy and missed it?
 
2013-08-15 05:38:08 PM  

Craptastic: I think I'd refrain from shooting my mouth off to my new boss. I'm mean, it's fine to have your own opinions, but were I Bezos, I think I'd give that guy a cardboard box and tell him he has 10 minutes to be off the premises.


FORMER
 
2013-08-15 05:38:20 PM  
This is good advice.

Of course, now he can't fire her.
 
2013-08-15 05:38:27 PM  
That reads like a smart man wrote it but he doesn't seem to realize that all "conservative" arguments are the same from what you would consider the smartest publication all the way down to Merkin Stinker, it's just the actual verbiage that changes.
 
2013-08-15 05:39:16 PM  

DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: Bryan Fischer: Obama Was Photoshopped Into Bin Laden Situation Room Photo

I guess this has been around for a while, but I avoid clownshoes-crazy and missed it?


Glenn Beck was talking about it this morning. Said Obama was photoshopped into the situation room for Bin Laden but was actually upstairs "playing darts" and then parlayed it into "WHAR WUZ OBAMA DURING BENGHAZI WHARRRRRRGARBL"
 
2013-08-15 05:39:47 PM  

tnpir: WaPo should fire her. It's one thing to promote conservative political thought. It's something completely different to be so utterly and completely WRONG about everything you say.


Agreed.

I thought conservatives hated hiring quotas and affirmative action. Why should the Washington Post continue to employ a horrible writer just because she fills the Conservative quota?   (not that the Washington Post doesn't already more than cover the conservative bases without Rubin)
 
2013-08-15 05:40:16 PM  
The real story here is that John Hodgman is not funny and his lame 'deranged millionaire' schtick should be discontinued.
 
2013-08-15 05:40:42 PM  
Jennifer Rubin is from the Bill Kristol wing of the Republican Party, aka the "always wrong wing."
 
2013-08-15 05:40:57 PM  
Rubin was the No. 1 source of complaint mail about any single Post staffer while I was ombudsman, and I'm leaving out the organized email campaigns against her by leftie groups like Media Matters.

Translation: Media Matters was right on the money, but they're ebil libruls, so their criticism didn't count until Real Murcans finally realized she was shiat.
 
2013-08-15 05:42:53 PM  

Craptastic: I think I'd refrain from shooting my mouth off to my new boss. I'm mean, it's fine to have your own opinions, but were I Bezos, I think I'd give that guy a cardboard box and tell him he has 10 minutes to be off the premises.


Um, this guy's the former ombudsman, he left in March.  It's right there in the headline and everything.
 
2013-08-15 05:44:17 PM  

doctor wu: The real story here is that John Hodgman is not funny and his lame 'deranged millionaire' schtick should be discontinued.


Are you in the right thread?
 
2013-08-15 05:49:40 PM  
Get rid of Eugene Robinson, too. Left-wing flamethrower.
 
2013-08-15 05:50:24 PM  

Cletus C.: Get rid of Eugene Robinson, too. Left-wing flamethrower.


And then vote Republican?
 
2013-08-15 05:50:43 PM  

timujin: Craptastic: I think I'd refrain from shooting my mouth off to my new boss. I'm mean, it's fine to have your own opinions, but were I Bezos, I think I'd give that guy a cardboard box and tell him he has 10 minutes to be off the premises.

Um, this guy's the former ombudsman, he left in March.  It's right there in the headline and everything.


Hahaha. Budweiser out the nostrils, thank you.
 
2013-08-15 05:51:09 PM  
I think that's the best take-down of Jenghazi that I've ever heard (and I've heard a few).

+10 to Pexton.
 
2013-08-15 05:54:48 PM  

un4gvn666: Cletus C.: Get rid of Eugene Robinson, too. Left-wing flamethrower.

And then vote Republican?


Uh, if the Republican candidate is better, yes. If not, go ahead and pull that lever.
 
2013-08-15 05:55:03 PM  

timujin: Craptastic: I think I'd refrain from shooting my mouth off to my new boss. I'm mean, it's fine to have your own opinions, but were I Bezos, I think I'd give that guy a cardboard box and tell him he has 10 minutes to be off the premises.

Um, this guy's the former ombudsman, he left in March.  It's right there in the headline and everything.


Ha, you expect people to read before posting.  TF should drop you like the life prospects of a Daily Mail plastic surgery story.
 
2013-08-15 05:56:17 PM  

IlGreven: Translation: Media Matters was right on the money, but they're ebil libruls, so their criticism didn't count until Real Murcans finally realized she was shiat.


Translation: even if you discount groups with an obvious bias against her political views (and thus a possible ulterior motive for their letters,) she was still hated by everyone.

timujin: Um, this guy's the former ombudsman, he left in March. It's right there in the headline and everything.


even if he wasn't, the point of the ombudsman is to do this sort of thing. by providing a semi-independent public critice, its supposed to act as a policing agent for the paper
 
2013-08-15 05:56:28 PM  
timujin

Hey, he's offering Craptastic commentary, and holding up his end of the deal.


/reading is HARD.
 
2013-08-15 06:00:17 PM  
memedepot.com

/oblig
 
2013-08-15 06:01:28 PM  

timujin: Craptastic: I think I'd refrain from shooting my mouth off to my new boss. I'm mean, it's fine to have your own opinions, but were I Bezos, I think I'd give that guy a cardboard box and tell him he has 10 minutes to be off the premises.

Um, this guy's the former ombudsman, he left in March.  It's right there in the headline and everything.


Oh! Well then who gives a crap what he thinks?
 
2013-08-15 06:08:08 PM  
I support the former ombudsman's train of thought.
That lady is a horrible writer and she should be deeply ashamed every time she cashes her paycheck.
Every time I try to read her column, its like I'm reading an Irwin Allen screenplay.
 
2013-08-15 06:15:42 PM  

doctor wu: The real story here is that John Hodgman is not funny and his lame 'deranged millionaire' schtick should be discontinued.


heresy. He's funny and I like the deranged millionaire character... did you watch his Netflix special?
 
2013-08-15 06:16:16 PM  

Cletus C.: Get rid of Eugene Robinson, too. Left-wing flamethrower.


Can't just focus on this story, can you. Just HAVE to mention a liberal.

SUCH an independant thinker!
 
2013-08-15 06:17:07 PM  

Cletus C.: Get rid of Eugene Robinson, too. Left-wing flamethrower.


Perhaps you could provide us with some examples where Robinson has been pants-on-head wrong a few times and never offered a correction?
 
2013-08-15 06:18:38 PM  
Jennifer Rubin has a and will always have a job because she makes every other half-assed columnist on both sides look good.
 
2013-08-15 06:24:09 PM  

mediablitz: Cletus C.: Get rid of Eugene Robinson, too. Left-wing flamethrower.

Can't just focus on this story, can you. Just HAVE to mention a liberal.

SUCH an independant thinker!


That is the story, a recommendation on who the new owner of the Post should dump.

Besides, I say Obama, you say Bush. When did the rules change?

fusillade762: Cletus C.: Get rid of Eugene Robinson, too. Left-wing flamethrower.

Perhaps you could provide us with some examples where Robinson has been pants-on-head wrong a few times and never offered a correction?


He's pants-on-head partisan cheerleader. His "opinions" are like the administration's weekly talking points. Is he wrong to have those opinions? No, everyone is entitled to their opinion. But he's so predictable and inflamatory he's barely better than Rubin.
 
2013-08-15 06:29:50 PM  

Cletus C.: Besides, I say Obama, you say Bush. When did the rules change?


Ah. Now you are projecting. It was a scant 8 years ago this same site routinely called me a neo-con for saying it wasn't all on Bush.

But that makes you have to THINK, doesn't it? Stick with your "it's all Obama's fault. Hey, what about that liberal guy?!?!?", while pretending you are above the fray.

Cletus C.: mediablitz: Cletus C.: Get rid of Eugene Robinson, too. Left-wing flamethrower.

Can't just focus on this story, can you. Just HAVE to mention a liberal.

SUCH an independant thinker!

That is the story, a recommendation on who the new owner of the Post should dump.

Besides, I say Obama, you say Bush. When did the rules change?

fusillade762: Cletus C.: Get rid of Eugene Robinson, too. Left-wing flamethrower.

Perhaps you could provide us with some examples where Robinson has been pants-on-head wrong a few times and never offered a correction?

He's pants-on-head partisan cheerleader. His "opinions" are like the administration's weekly talking points. Is he wrong to have those opinions? No, everyone is entitled to their opinion. But he's so predictable and inflamatory he's barely better than Rubin.


So you don't have a single example of his being completely wrong and not admitting it. You just don't LIKE WHAT HE SAYS.

Out yourself already...
 
2013-08-15 06:35:41 PM  

Bill_Wick's_Friend: tnpir: It's something completely different to be so utterly and completely WRONG about everything you say.

[www.esquire.com image 240x313]

You talkin' 'bout me...?


The George Costanza of political punditry.
 
2013-08-15 06:36:00 PM  

Cletus C.: e's pants-on-head partisan cheerleader. His "opinions" are like the administration's weekly talking points. Is he wrong to have those opinions? No, everyone is entitled to their opinion. But he's so predictable and inflamatory he's barely better than Rubin


Gee, you'd think if there were so many examples of this partisan cheerleadering you could find a single example of it.
 
2013-08-15 06:36:42 PM  

tlchwi02: IlGreven: Translation: Media Matters was right on the money, but they're ebil libruls, so their criticism didn't count until Real Murcans finally realized she was shiat.

Translation: even if you discount groups with an obvious bias against her political views (and thus a possible ulterior motive for their letters,) she was still hated by everyone.

timujin: Um, this guy's the former ombudsman, he left in March. It's right there in the headline and everything.

even if he wasn't, the point of the ombudsman is to do this sort of thing. by providing a semi-independent public critice, its supposed to act as a policing agent for the paper


An ombudsman is not an employee. An ombudsman is an independent contractor and the contract is structured so that it cannot be terminated for anything s/he wrote or said. The ombudsman is completely independent from the newsroom and every other part of the paper.

At least that's the way it's supposed to be done (and the way the WaPo does it).
 
2013-08-15 06:40:49 PM  

DeaH: Rubin gives a bad name to women, a bad name to writers, and a bad name (and this is saying a lot in today's climate) to conservatives.


Rubin gives a bad name to human beings. The notion that the rest of us share a common ancestor with Jennifer Rubin is the most powerful anti-evolution argument I can think of.
 
2013-08-15 06:42:40 PM  

Craptastic: timujin: Craptastic: I think I'd refrain from shooting my mouth off to my new boss. I'm mean, it's fine to have your own opinions, but were I Bezos, I think I'd give that guy a cardboard box and tell him he has 10 minutes to be off the premises.

Um, this guy's the former ombudsman, he left in March.  It's right there in the headline and everything.

Oh! Well then who gives a crap what he thinks?


Yeah, that's the ticket.
 
2013-08-15 06:42:59 PM  

WTF Indeed: Jennifer Rubin has a and will always have a job because she makes every other half-assed columnist on both sides look good.


The old 'Let's sign Edinson Volquez to make the rest of our pitchers look good!' theory of roster management.  If you add to the bottom, it elevates everyone else, right?
 
2013-08-15 06:43:54 PM  
Doesn't George Will also write for the Post? I mean if they are going to fire people for being wrong about god damn near everything he should go to.
 
2013-08-15 06:44:43 PM  

Craptastic: timujin: Craptastic: I think I'd refrain from shooting my mouth off to my new boss. I'm mean, it's fine to have your own opinions, but were I Bezos, I think I'd give that guy a cardboard box and tell him he has 10 minutes to be off the premises.

Um, this guy's the former ombudsman, he left in March.  It's right there in the headline and everything.

Oh! Well then who gives a crap what he thinks?


She's not going to sleep with you, you know that right?
 
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