I don't want to take away from the fact that I'm really happy to see someone in our corporate media point out that Bloody Bill Kristol should not have a platform where he's allowed to push for more military interventions, to fearmonger and to lie about U.S. foreign policy (or any other subject he's asked about for that matter), to the point where, as our brother Charlie Pierce pointed out this week, he deserves to be shunned, and certainly does not deserve a platform on any of our so-called "news" networks -- I was disappointed to see MSNBC's Rachel Maddow ignore the fact the the criticism she gave of Bill Kristol for always being wrong about everything, has been written about and highlighted and mocked on progressive blogs like this one and others for years on end now.
There are a lot more of us out there who have been banging Kristol over the head rhetorically for being wrong about everything besides the one blog she featured which was adding content for a whole month or so, and Mediaite.
So welcome to the party Rachel. Maybe next time you could mention just how many of us there are out there who have been saying that Kristol does not deserve to have any sort of a national platform to spew his venom for a very long time now. What I'd really like to know is just who Kristol is friends with that keeps making sure he stays gainfully employed no matter how horribly wrong he is time and time again? Who keeps booking him as a guest on MSNBC and NBC?
Here's more from Driftglass on just that, where he discussed the fact that no amount of complaining about Kristol from liberals is going to rid us of Bloody Bill any time soon:
I know this because Brother Charles' jeremiad reminds me so very much of the very best of the vivisections of Bill Kristol in 2003. 2003 was the year that Bill Kristol's former Managing Editor, David Brooks, was handed a job-for-life at the New York Times.
It reminds me of all the great working over that we Liberals did on Bill Kristol in 2004.
And in 2005. 2005 was the year that one of Mr. Kristol's most infamous partners-in-treason -- Paul Wolfowitz -- was punished for his lies, arrogance and murderous incompetence by being given the job of running the World Bank.
But I digress.
Mr. Pierce reminds me of all the stomping we Liberals gave to Bill Kristol in 2006. 2006 was the year Stephen Colbert beat Bill Kristol like a rented mule.
And in 2007...the year Mr. Kristol was given his own column in Time Magazine.
And in 2008...the year Mr. Kristol lost his do-nothing/know-nothing Time Magazine featherbed but to balm his hurt fee-fees he was given a column the New York Times where he picked right up with his former employee, David Brooks.
And in 2009...when he lost his NYT gig and had to make do with continuing to be wrong on Fox, and being a regular guest on the Sunday shows.
And in 2010.
And in 2011.
And in 2012.
And in 2013...when he finally lost his Fox News gig.
And in 2014...when he was given another yet another consolation gig. This time on ABC News, thanks to the quick thinking of ABC's youngest executive producer, the very-nearly-post-pubescent Mr. Jonathan Greenberger. I am confident that the world will little note nor long remember that this is, in fact, the second time ABC News has made the mistake of hiring the flamboyantly depraved Mr. Kristol.
I myself have arranged more than my share of caustic words about Bill Kristol
and after after all this time it should be painfully obvious to anyone who has been paying attention that people like Mr. Kristol have friends. That people like Mr. Kristol know people. That people like Mr. Kristol are protected from up on high by the Prince of Darkness. And until Mr. Kristol's benefactors are dragged kicking and screaming into the light, no quantity of words -- however true or wise or cleverly crafted or widely praised -- is going to cost Mr. Kristol a single night's sleep, or blast that smirking, death's-head-rictus off of this face.