Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:00 PM
alp227 (29,592 posts)
Are Conservatives Rethinking The Fox News Outrage Model?
Responding to President Barack Obama's inauguration address this week, Joel Pollak, an editor at Breitbart.com, wrote about the president's allegedly dastardly attack on the Supreme Court that unfolded during his address to the nation on Monday.
Pollak excitedly claimed that by mentioning his support for gay marriage in his inauguration speech, Obama was trying to bully Supreme Court Justices who were in attendance that day. By stating publically his belief, Obama was attempting to intimidate (to "attack") the judicial branch of the government because the Supreme Court has before it a pending case about gay marriage and the president's comment meant he was instructing the Court on how it "ought to rule."
Writing at his site RedState this week, conservative CNN commentator Erick Erickson beseeched fellow partisans to drop the outrage shtick and to move into more substantial areas of debate. "Conservatives, frankly, have become purveyors of outrage instead of preachers for a cause," he wrote. "Who the hell wants to listen to conservatives whining and moaning all the time about the outrage du jour?"
Wait a second. ERICK ERICKSON of all people calling for "fellow partisans to drop the outrage shtick and to move into more substantial areas of debate"??? Erick Erickson of "David Souter goat F-er" fame? And for comparing the DNC to "The Vagina Monologues"?
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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:26 PM
1StrongBlackMan (31,306 posts)
3. From time to time ...
I wander over to redstates. Erickson, while imo wrong on all issues political, personal and/or practical, at least presents a 1/32 inch deep argument/defense of conservatism (so long as one doesn't sneeze and blow the dust off of the argument/defense).
I, often, am tempted to troll his site from the absolutionist, fox-watching, outraged, right.