Late Night: Dumb of the Dead
The Althouse blog would be a fine blog except for how it contains the “thoughts” of Ann Althouse, which resemble an apartment left empty after its ancient dowager inhabitant is finally carted off to the Home: vacant and catty.
Paul Krugman says, “So, let’s try another shot to the head.”
I realize he’s talking about a misconception, and he has designated the misconception a “zombie,” and according to zombie lore, zombies are destroyed by shooting them in the head. But still. That’s quite a violent way to talk about the thoughts in the minds of the people you want to correct.
The “but still” is vintage Althouse: “yes, this is comical bullshit… But still!”
She thinks she has Krugman’s number, see:
And it was just last January that Kruman, responding to a terrible shooting, wrote:
So will the Arizona massacre make our discourse less toxic? It’s really up to G.O.P. leaders. Will they accept the reality of what’s happening to America, and take a stand against eliminationist rhetoric? Or will they try to dismiss the massacre as the mere act of a deranged individual, and go on as before?
Krugman’s point was about how right wing media, especially Fox, has mainstreamed all sorts of crazy paranoid bullshit, which is just true. Althouse’s point is that a passing reference to zombie movies in the context of a long-running Internets meme is exactly the same thing as say, what Paul Campos pretty accurately describes here. Althouse’s post is smugly “veni, vidi, vinci,” but is, as usual, more “vino, vino, vino.”
And, fishing in the Althouse comments cesspool, we reel in this inevitable brown trout:
The Crack Emcee [very sic] said… I’m not going to read the comments, because I’m sure somebody beat me to it, but I’d like to give a shot to Krugman’s head. To straighten him out, of course.
You knew that turd was floating around in there somewhere, didn’t you? If you didn’t, well, you have not been paying attention, then.