Fuck The Nerd Prom

Here are your television viewing options tonight:

1. Watch the Trump rally.
2. Watch the White House Correspondent’s Dinner
3. Watch Samantha Bee
4. Watch something (anything) else.
5. Turn off your fucking TV and get a life!

I plan on doing #4. (I have no life)

If you don’t want to watch the WHCD that’s okay, the news media will make sure you get the highlights whether you want them or not. I’m really getting sick of the news media.

Daniel Greenfield:

After Bush won, Democrats fought back by doubling down on the ridicule. Before long they were getting their news from Jon Stewart’s smirk. Stewart spawned a whole range of imitators. Today you can find numberless clones of the Daily Show across cable and even on CBS and, soon, on NBC.

The left is devoutly convinced that this snickering can save America. That it’s better than the news.

The Peabody awards celebrated the Daily Show as “a trusted source of news for citizens united in their disappointment and disgust with politics and cable news”. But the media was the first in line to anoint the politics of contempt, ridicule and disgust as the future of journalism. Now the future is here.

The Washington Post, once a paper of record, swarms with snarky Stewartesque headlines like, “Jeff Sessions doesn’t think a judge in Hawaii — a.k.a. ‘an island in the Pacific’ — should overrule Trump”. Journalism is dead. And replacing it with snarky lefty spin hasn’t saved the Republic. Or anything else.

But the left’s faith in the power of its contempt has nothing to do with its tactical effectiveness.

The left remains convinced that Jon Stewart brought down Bush and Tina Fey brought down Palin because ridiculing the right isn’t just an ugly tactic. Instead it carries an almost religious meaning. Mocking Republicans can save us. Every ideology expresses its superiority through its own triumphalism. Sneering is the left’s own invocation of its own superiority. These are the grown up politics of kids who were convinced that they were better than everyone else because they looked down on them.

Much as Allahu Akbar denotes the superiority of the Muslim and the inferiority of the non-Muslim, the knowing smirk, the lifted eyebrow and the braying laugh of the audience when the unironic applause sign flashes is the prayer of the progressive to the cruel little god of his own ego.

The ritual is tribal. A lefty dons the mock wig of the hated enemy and is ritually humiliated for the entertainment of the tribes of Manhattan, Berkeley and Marin County. The foe is destroyed in effigy. The video of his destruction is virally spread with titles such as, “Saturday Night Live Destroys Trump”.

And yet Trump, like all the other viral subjects of destruction, is never destroyed. The tribal ritual lets lefties vent their anger on a totem that, unlike Trump, can actually be destroyed by liberal laughter.

Satire isn’t trying to save the Republic. It isn’t stopping Trump. It’s saving the left.

Trump has proven even more indestructible than Bush. It’s hard to think of any insult that the left hasn’t hurled his way. A dictionary of them could run all the way from Abuser to Xenophobe. To no avail. Instead he has proven exceptionally adept at treating the left with as much contempt as it treats him. When lefties bemoans his cruelty and vulgarity, what they really mean is that he is beating them at their own game without wasting time on their pretenses to saving the Republic on Saturday Night Live.

Saturday Night Live is still the only place that progressives have been able to beat Trump.

Mocking Bush didn’t save the Republic from him. If anything, liberal disdain helped make him a two-term president the way that it helped put Trump in office. Obama won by taking the opposite road. He kept his contempt and arrogance just enough in check to appear aspirational during his original race.

Elitist contempt isn’t an effective tactic. American politics is anti-establishment. Stewart, Colbert, Oliver and Bee are only revolutionary to likeminded lefties in lavish condos. To the Tennessee coal miner, the New Mexico checkout girl and the Pennsylvania steelworker they convey the smugness of an establishment in all its insufferable disdain for flyover country, for the working class and for everyone outside that golden circle of the tall towers and hot clubs in the big cities that really, truly matter.


What a piece of work is a progressive. How noble in reason, how infinite in faculty. In action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god.

Beneath the Midtown Manhattan sound stages and green rooms, the million dollar contracts of the performers, the Ivy League degrees of the writers and the suave sophisticated five-star restaurants where they rendezvous is the dark and primitive world of the firelit circle in which enemies are bound and destroyed by a magic fed on the anger and hatred of the watchers.

The tribal signifiers of power have changed. The totems are class, cool and hip. And much of the country does not recognize their claim to lead the tribe. Each time America dissents, the left wears out its lip sneering at them. Contempt is the final refuge of failed tyrants. If you can’t rule, you can always sneer.

I’m gonna get high and binge-watch Justified.

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38 Responses to Fuck The Nerd Prom

  1. I just found a flea on my desk. This is a Defcon 1 situation.

  2. DeniseVB says:

    I’m going to watch the Trump rally. Fox is going to cover it live. Pre-game shows up now 😉

  3. Dora says:

  4. DeniseVB says:

    Just flipped through a 2 week old People (Julia Roberts on the cover), can I get a g.d. break from Michelle’s arms??? (She won the best arms in their beauty issue). Also, Chelsea Handler’s “giving back” is supporting PP, because she had an abortion at 16 and it “saved her life”. Gah.

  5. DeniseVB says:

    Meanwhile, in DC today….

  6. Dora says:

  7. dm says:

    Justified is an excellent choice…the lead actors are always good, and who doesn’t love a lawman in a cowboy hat.

  8. Dora says:

  9. DandyTIger says:

    Best part about WHCD is that the press was boycotting one by one because Trump would be there. Then he dropped out. Then they started complaining that he wouldn’t be there. Little snotty spoiled brats, stomping their feet.

  10. CiscoKid says:

    Trump is busting balls on WHCD and the media big time.

  11. taw46 says:

    Now, he will rate the media’s 100 days.

  12. swanspirit says:

    He is hilarious! The NYT is almost as small as a comic book.!

  13. CiscoKid says:

    My favorite Trumpism, ” that’s right, get him ‘otta here”

  14. Mt.Laurel says:

    After I returned from volunteering, I had an NCIS episode running while I fixed dinner. When I came back into the room, the cats had changed the channel. Samantha Bee was on advertising her program which evidently is going to be a loooooong and loud whine fest about Trump not coming to their party. Crying like toddlers that they did not get the punch clown Mommy and Daddy promised them. This makes Stewart and his trademark smirk look almost mature as a tween.

  15. mothy67 says:

    I wonder how long Judge Jennine(sp?) Will last? She has that new show syndicated judge show on all fox own and operated stations.

  16. mothy67 says:

    I loved the guy behind the bikers chewing gum . White t looked of central american descent to me.

  17. Dora says:

    Loved hearing ‘The Snake’. It’s been a while. 🙂

  18. taw46 says:

    • CiscoKid says:

      “The Obama administration and United Nations condemned the arrest as a case of “arbitrary detention,” but Chinese authorities proceeded with a case against her that culminated in her receiving a three-and-a-half-year prison sentence on Tuesday.”
      So both worthless, I say both worthless fucks, Obama and the UN “condemn” the arrest, but President Trump brings her home.
      WINNING !

  19. Dora says:

    Wow! The winning just doesn’t stop.


    China “Unexpectedly” Returns U.S. Citizen Just Days After Conviction for Espionage…

    Chinese government officials returned a Texas businesswoman, Ms. Phan-Gillis, to the United States just days after convicting her of espionage charges:


  20. DandyTIger says:

    Poor media. Apparently at the WHCA dinner they all complained about fake news, not being the enemy of the people, and openly derided and opposed Trump. You know, objective journalism stuff. Milo’s post about it:

  21. Kathy says:

    New goal in life….to turn off or change channels of every TV set that I hear or see that has a media person on. They are to be treated like the plague.

  22. CiscoKid says:

    I always suspected that Mike Nelson in “Sea Hunt” was a white supremacist.
    Every time he and co-divers were under water they let each other know that everything was whitey white by making this hand signal.
    Yo, Anti-defamation league, guess what this hand signal means?
    F🖕C🖕 Y🖕U.

  23. kanaughty says:

    I was watching netflix, something about the money laundering chain that extends from chicago down to mexico via houston. How chicago has all that crime because of the gangs and drugs. One guy throws 3 free parties a week but cooks the books and says people paid for tickets drinks etc. and that’s how he launders up in chicago. Then how sheriffs (not sure why not state pd) on 65 from chicago down to indy are mostly just looking for suspicious vehicles to pull over because it is the money laundering highway of choice. Also rewatching breaking bad and better call saul on netflix. On regular tv i usually am watching hgtv. There’s no politics that can slip into that station which i love.

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