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Still Mad as Hell
New York Times, by Maureen Dowd

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 2/9/2014 9:59:46 AM

WASHINGTON — I OFTEN wonder what Paddy would think. I wish I could have a pastrami on wry with the late writer and satirist at the Carnegie Deli and get an exhilarating blast of truth about “the atomic, subatomic and galactic structure of things today.” What would Paddy Chayefsky make of Kim Kardashian? What would he think of Diane Sawyer showing cat videos on the ABC evening news? What would he say about Brian Williams broadcasting on the Huntley-Brinkley network a video of a pig saving a baby goat while admitting he had no idea if it was phony? (It was.) What would Paddy rant

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Drive, 2/9/2014 10:05:12 AM     (No. 9725452)

and what would he think of you, Maureen? You´re part of the MSM he would despise

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Reply 2 - Posted by: DaddyO, 2/9/2014 10:08:38 AM     (No. 9725460)

Pretty funny for someone whose name now evokes a term.

Dowdification: The omission of a word or a phrase in order to reframe a quote and alter its meaning. This is usually done to help an author portray a particular viewpoint and is very common amongst weblogs. The term is named after the New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: rasputin, 2/9/2014 10:29:09 AM     (No. 9725492)

Pastrami on "WRY"?! I know the NY Times lets Dem politicians do their thinking for them, but now they´re letting spellcheckers do the same?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: wetenschapper, 2/9/2014 10:36:41 AM     (No. 9725501)

In case the poster above may have missed it, I´m pretty sure that "wry" is a play on words here - one I´ve used myself as a matter of fact. One of my hobbies is homebrewewing. I recently made an Irish-style stout that had a bit of malted rye in it, calling it "Steve´s Rye Humour" (for those not versed in 18th-century literature, "humor", or "humour" in the old spelling meant, "fluid")

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Reply 5 - Posted by: zzzghy, 2/9/2014 10:41:20 AM     (No. 9725508)

I love the Carnegie Deli.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: RPool, 2/9/2014 10:46:55 AM     (No. 9725519)

I don´t care what you are anyone at the NYT thinks, why would I care what Paddy thinks?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: kanphil, 2/9/2014 10:54:22 AM     (No. 9725528)

I don´t often agree with Dowdy, but I do on this one. Even that paragon of "fair and balanced" news shows little hard news and more and more fluff every day. Being a news junky, I watch them all, from RT(Russian) to NHK(Japanese)to DW(German)to AlJazeera. All carry hard news with little bias, except for RTtv which is blatantly anti-American. The American alphabets? All fluff.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: heartsurgeon, 2/9/2014 11:47:08 AM     (No. 9725582)

the economy in shambles, US military at risk, record national debt, failed Obamacare, lawless President, IRS scandal, NSA scandal, press intimidation, immigration scandal...so much to editorialize about...and she picks this???????
Her editorial basically navel gazing at the reportage of news, citing a movie director. How trivial, even for her.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: GrandmaP, 2/9/2014 12:01:24 PM     (No. 9725600)

FTA: "What would Paddy say about the Murdochization of the news, where a network slants its perspective because it sells and sells big?"

That´s rich, Ms. Dowd. Published in the NYT, the bastion of slanted, yellow journalism these days.


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Reply 10 - Posted by: nonsense, 2/9/2014 2:26:20 PM     (No. 9725741)

Thanks #2. L-dotters know so much interesting "stuff". If only the Leftist knew how much new "stuff" we learn every day, they would be afraid of the informed populace.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 2/9/2014 11:09:04 PM     (No. 9726097)

What would Paddy say about you, Maureen, you vacuous twit pontificating in the New York Times about what´s wrong with the media? Especially since you and the NYT are a big part of the problem.

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