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chimpymustgo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-14-09 05:20 AM
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26. This thread is HILARIOUS!! Mirror, mirror on the wall...
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  -I don't understand columnist worship. Zynx  Dec-13-09 05:17 PM   #0 
  - are people really doing that?  Enrique   Dec-13-09 05:19 PM   #1 
  - That's not what I said.  Zynx   Dec-13-09 05:20 PM   #2 
     - I notice that the columnists you mention have all written critical things of Obama.  Enrique   Dec-13-09 05:26 PM   #3 
     - Actually, yes it has.  Zynx   Dec-13-09 05:29 PM   #6 
        - ok  Enrique   Dec-13-09 05:30 PM   #8 
           - To be fair, it's worse with the right due to their natural tendancy toward conformity.  Zynx   Dec-13-09 05:32 PM   #9 
              - the way they adore Ann Coulter on FreeRepublic is embarrassing  Enrique   Dec-13-09 05:37 PM   #10 
                 - And I've seen posters who take the factchecking as gospel, if it is critical of a critical piece.  LooseWilly   Dec-13-09 11:45 PM   #20 
     - very true  paulsby   Dec-13-09 08:18 PM   #13 
     - What bothers the hell out of me is the cheerleaders' new meme: "if you post something critical of  chimpymustgo   Dec-14-09 09:33 AM   #31 
        - what columnist did you get that from?  mkultra   Dec-14-09 09:38 AM   #32 
        - That's a meme? I haven't seen it as a meme.  Zynx   Dec-14-09 01:06 PM   #37 
  - I don't understand politician worship.  bigwillq   Dec-13-09 05:27 PM   #4 
  - Two sides of the same coin.  Zynx   Dec-13-09 05:30 PM   #7 
  - +1  snagglepuss   Dec-13-09 10:45 PM   #17 
  - +100  n2doc   Dec-14-09 09:27 AM   #30 
  - Never thought I'd use the term, but DU has Jumped the Shark on this Taibbi shit.  NYC_SKP   Dec-13-09 05:29 PM   #5 
  - I agree  HughMoran   Dec-13-09 07:15 PM   #11 
  - I notice it a lot here with tv people like Keith Oberman as DUers fall all over themselves  elocs   Dec-13-09 07:16 PM   #12 
  - Read an article or essay without looking at the by-line.  The Velveteen Ocelot   Dec-13-09 08:31 PM   #14 
  - Very good suggestion! n/t  janx   Dec-13-09 08:45 PM   #15 
  - That's a really good idea.  Zynx   Dec-14-09 12:22 AM   #22 
  - Well said  BeyondGeography   Dec-13-09 08:56 PM   #16 
  - I also find the Druids to be impenetrable  grantcart   Dec-13-09 11:26 PM   #18 
  - Two words: Confirmation Bias  boppers   Dec-13-09 11:28 PM   #19 
  - Yep. I tried to stay away from the formal terminology for it because many don't  Zynx   Dec-14-09 12:21 AM   #21 
     - There's lots of terms for it.  boppers   Dec-14-09 04:38 AM   #25 
  - I knew a dude who was totally for the Iraq war, even in 2006.  smoochpooch   Dec-14-09 02:00 AM   #23 
  - Yeah, kind of like DU'ers against DUMB WARS till Obama does it! Exactly!  chimpymustgo   Dec-14-09 09:49 AM   #34 
  - The wingnuts say similar about science and scientists  Mithreal   Dec-14-09 03:15 AM   #24 
  - This thread is HILARIOUS!! Mirror, mirror on the wall...  chimpymustgo   Dec-14-09 05:20 AM   #26 
  - the person on the other side keeps acting look you  mkultra   Dec-14-09 09:41 AM   #33 
  - I don't understand hyperbole in service to one's own ego  Bluenorthwest   Dec-14-09 07:52 AM   #27 
  - LOL "Why 'worship' and 'religiously' and 'bizarre'? No. Really. Why those words?"  dionysus   Dec-14-09 08:45 AM   #29 
  - I am supposed to use guarded language when I am truly offended by something?  Zynx   Dec-14-09 01:03 PM   #35 
  - it's easy. they pick any columnist that enforces the "obama sucks" meme and cling to it like a banky  dionysus   Dec-14-09 08:41 AM   #28 
  - It's kind of like how a guy at my office is always asking "Did you read the latest Tom Friedman  Zynx   Dec-14-09 01:05 PM   #36 
  - you'll find that the worshippers are actually more in love with the Obama-hating rhetoric  Aramchek   Dec-14-09 01:13 PM   #38 
     - It's not specifically about "Obama-hating". People generally use columnists as crutches  Zynx   Dec-14-09 01:37 PM   #39 
        - they just want to have someone who agrees with them to trumpet about  Aramchek   Dec-14-09 01:46 PM   #40 

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