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It's all about the headlines

Today’s top head­lines at Memeorandum:

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I’ve stayed away from the Milo con­tro­ver­sies, and while I admire his phys­i­cal courage (I also admire Ben Shapiro’s) show­ing up to face hos­tile, now vio­lent crowds, I always keep in mind that Milo is a. a per­for­mance artist, and b. a polemicist.

Bill Whit­tle, Stephen Green and Scott Ott come the clos­est to my opin­ion on the whole “Milo at CPAC” con­tro­versy:
1. Milo got in the head­lines
2. CPAC’s in the head­lines a few days before it opens.
I invite you to watch:

Whit­tle, Green and Ott also men­tion another polemi­cist, Ann Coul­ter, who is a favorite of the CPAC crowd.

I remem­ber 10 years ago when Moe Lane and I were in the old Blog­ger Beastly Base­ment sec­tion lis­ten­ing to the live feed of Coulter’s speech when she called then-​presidential can­di­date John Edwards a fag­got. It takes a lot to leave Moe and I speech­less even momen­tar­ily, but James Joyner was lis­ten­ing too, and slapped us on the back, say­ing, “Did you guys hear that?”, thence elic­it­ing a down­pour of con­ver­sa­tion from us.

The blog­gers sent an open let­ter to CPAC (which was promptly ignored), Coul­ter sold a gazil­lion books, and Edwards impreg­nated his mis­tress while his wife was dying of can­cer, thereby prov­ing Coul­ter wrong.

It’s all about the head­lines, folks.

Keep that in mind.


I’m not going to CPAC this year thanks to my new $18,000/yr Oba­macare pre­mi­ums, deductible and out-​of-​pocket. I’ll miss most of all vis­it­ing with fel­low bloggers.

I hear that the blog­ger area is nice, and not a throw­back to the Blog­gers Beastly Base­ment of olden days, which was an area par­ti­tioned off the indoor garage with area heaters — 0 — cell phone recep­tion. Since Pete is going, please con­tribute to Da Tip Jar to sup­port his reporting.

Fausta Rodríguez Wertz posts on U.S. and Latin Amer­ica at Fausta’s blog.

Today’s top headlines at Memeorandum:

 TOP ITEMS: 

I’ve stayed away from the Milo controversies, and while I admire his physical courage (I also admire Ben Shapiro’s) showing up to face hostile, now violent crowds, I always keep in mind that Milo is a. a performance artist, and b. a polemicist.

Bill Whittle, Stephen Green and Scott Ott come the closest to my opinion on the whole “Milo at CPAC” controversy:
1. Milo got in the headlines
2. CPAC’s in the headlines a few days before it opens.
I invite you to watch:

Whittle, Green and Ott also mention another polemicist, Ann Coulter, who is a favorite of the CPAC crowd.

I remember 10 years ago when Moe Lane and I were in the old Blogger Beastly Basement section listening to the live feed of Coulter’s speech when she called then-presidential candidate John Edwards a faggot. It takes a lot to leave Moe and I speechless even momentarily, but James Joyner was listening too, and slapped us on the back, saying, “Did you guys hear that?”, thence eliciting a downpour of conversation from us.

The bloggers sent an open letter to CPAC (which was promptly ignored), Coulter sold a gazillion books, and Edwards impregnated his mistress while his wife was dying of cancer, thereby proving Coulter wrong.

It’s all about the headlines, folks.

Keep that in mind.


I’m not going to CPAC this year thanks to my new $18,000/yr Obamacare premiums, deductible and out-of-pocket. I’ll miss most of all visiting with fellow bloggers.

I hear that the blogger area is nice, and not a throwback to the Bloggers Beastly Basement of olden days, which was an area partitioned off the indoor garage with area heaters – 0 – cell phone reception. Since Pete is going, please contribute to Da Tip Jar to support his reporting.

Fausta Rodríguez Wertz posts on U.S. and Latin America at Fausta’s blog.