If journalist Ken Silverstein’s tell-all article published today in Politico Magazine is to be believed, critics of The Intercept have been vindicated.
Imposing presence or not, the reason Bill O’Reilly is now threatening reporters and shouting insults at critics and engaging in ad hominem attacks against those questioning his reporting history is that enough people behind the scenes played his enablers. Maybe it was upper-management forcing his immediate staff to treat him with kid gloves or maybe those who were able to talk tough to him simply accepted the idea that his quick temper and fits of insane rage were just Bill being Bill. Either way, he never should’ve been allowed to be a one-man wrecking ball throughout a good portion of his career.
Jeb, like his brother George, is a man who goes by his gut and isn’t afraid to wield a big stick. He’s already proved himself an up-and-coming hardliner to watch out for by absorbing key members of Dubya’s national security team, and he’s repeatedly warned of the weak approach Obama is taking to issues from Iran’s nuclear program to setting up new trade ties with Cuba.
If elected, the world will be his oyster. We’re all watching with bated breath to see which of these countries will be lucky enough to be freed next. Here they are:
You are presented with a choice. A series of choices, honestly, with the recent distraction of the color-changing dress that has taken the Internet by storm like a Grumpy-Cat-Star-Wars-Kid-Bill-Cosby-Meme-Uma-Thurman-Did-Something-To-Her-Face blitzkrieg of complete and total but absolutely momentary domination.
When Sarah Palin and Al Sharpton were photographed together on the red carpet before the 40th anniversary special for Saturday Night Live, the internet declared that “Hell has frozen over.” But despite the initial shock of seeing the two politically polar opposite pundits sharing an amiable moment, the two have more in common than you might think. Read more…
A while back I was sitting at a bar talking to a friend of mine about his sex life. First of all, yes, guys occasionally discuss that kind of thing beyond just the predictable superficiality — the lustful longings and sexual scorecard-keeping — but on this night in particular we dug really deep. He and his wife had recently had an unusual experience, namely a night out with another couple that ended with the four of them in bed together. They didn’t go so far as to swap or even share partners, but what they did do was thrilling enough to make them curious about delving into something more substantial. Given my role as the mountain to which a good number of my friends go for counsel on all forms of deviant behavior, this person asked for my thoughts on whether it would be a good idea to push forward into a full-on participation in “the lifestyle.”
My response was swift and unequivocal: No, don’t do it.