8.04.2009

Andy Cobb Skewers WaPo's (and Dana Milbank's) Failed Attempt At Humor(less) Journalism

Speaking of WaPo media whore Dana Milbank...

Andy Cobb saw his (and Chris Cillizza's) failed attempt at humor during their oh so professional "Mouthpiece Theater" -- you know the one where Milbank said "Mad Bitch" beer would be appropriate for Sec. of State Hilary Clinton? The video was actually pulled down by the WaPo but not before Media Matter got a version of their own (via TPM):

Well, here's Andy's response, which is a hell of a lot funnier (h/t AmericaBlog):
We have seen the future of The Washington Post...and it's two dudes and a webcam. Dana Milbank and Chris Cillizza took a lot of heat for their so-unfunny-it-might-be-perform ance-art video series ...
We have seen the future of The Washington Post...and it's two dudes and a webcam.

Dana Milbank and Chris Cillizza took a lot of heat for their so-unfunny-it-might-be-performance-art video series called "Mouthpiece Theater," particularly a recent piece where Milbank implied the Secretary of State is a "mad bitch." Brilliant, right?

These no-production-value pieces have been widely criticized for having all the charm, wit and insight of a frathouse open mic night. It's as if, the critics cry, Milbank and Cillizza thought "gosh, there's a lot of crude, cruel humor on the web, presented on sets that look like they're in someone's mother's basement. Let's try that."




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