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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

The Left Reinvents Conservatism Again

I've discussed this before.

According to Think Progress, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert ridiculed Hollywood hypocrites last night at the Emmy Awards:

STEWART: Perhaps even the very act of gathering tonight for an awards show, no matter how green, is wasteful. Maybe we shouldn’t even have award shows.

COLBERT: WHAT? Jon. If entertainers stop publicly congratulating each other, then the earth wins.

STEWART: You’re right, you’re right. You’re absolutely right. We can’t give in to that bastard. But what if winners were notified by e-mail or phone? And we didn’t have to —

COLBERT: Like common MacArthur Genius Grant winners, or Nobel Prize winners? No, no, not on my watch, Jon.

We reactionaries have been criticizing Hollywood hypocrites for years. You can see a typical example at The Reference Frame:
Hundreds of musicians have demonstrated that there is much stronger consensus about global warming among rock musicians than among scientists: all of them want to look like saviors of the world while all of them want to live in the most expensive hotels and mansions and to fly in private jets. All of them may be used as textbook examples of hypocrites.
I'm slightly dubious about criticizing hypocrisy because it's sometimes a virtue but fans of Stewart and Colbert shouldn't pretend they're the first to notice the hypocrisy.


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