This is one that keeps getting better the more you watch it. The Daily Show interviews Froma Harrop, the president of the National Conference of Editorial Writers’ Civility Project. And then he went an interviewed Froma Harrop, the bomb throwing shrieking harpie who labelled the tea party as worse than terrorists. And surprise, surprise, the politically correct self-righteous leftist journalist was the exact same shrieking harpie as the bomb throwing tea party bigot:
Must watch: “Daily Show” destroys liberal columnist over “civility” hypocrisy
posted at 5:12 pm on January 13, 2012 by Allahpundit
An instant classic, possibly even superior to their interview with that imbecile in San Francisco who wants to ban Happy Meals. Let me tweak the headline, though, since it’s not quite accurate. Better version: “Liberal columnist destroys herself as ‘Daily Show’ cameras roll.” It’s Froma Harrop, whom you’ll remember from her column in August comparing tea partiers — unfavorably — to terrorists who want to blow up the power grid. How they managed to pull off this goof without her wising up, I simply can’t imagine. She must have wised up but, for reasons known only to her, decided to play along with the humiliation. (Being a “good sport,” maybe?) Either that or what we’re seeing here is actually a tour de force of editing that turned what was a routine interview into a surreal expose of oblivious hypocrisy. No one be this clueless for real. Can they?
Besides, people like Harrop and the DNC’s current talking-points robot typically don’t do what they do because they’re blind to their own demagoguery, I think. To believe that is to let them off the hook for the cynical choice they’ve consciously made to smear their opponents for political advantage. There’s plenty of paranoia involved, no doubt, but it’s all in service to an agenda. If Harrop was genuinely this myopic, you could almost forgive her for it. Almost.
Update: Had a video glitch there for a second but it should be working now.
Froma Harrop had to be acting this out to spoof herself, you might think. But no, she was that oblivious to her abject hypocrisy.
It’s too bad that the Daily Shows skews 99% to the left itself; because there is SO much material for these guys available if they ever decided to make the left their “special project” it’s not even funny.
Unfortunately, I think the reason Daily Show caught Froma so completely off-guard and oblivious was because, as a liberal, she had every reason to believe that she would be “in” on whatever joke the Daily Show was playing rather than “the joke.” It is hard to believe that this woman would have gone on Sean Hannity and fallen for this trap – because she would have understood that she was being set up. Versus, oh, say the reliably liberal Daily Show.
Btw, there’s another guy they could have played this same trick on with the exact same results:
But at a time when our discourse has become so sharply polarized — at a time when we are far too eager to lay the blame for all that ails the world at the feet of those who happen to think differently than we do — it’s important for us to pause for a moment and make sure that we’re talking with each other in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds. (Applause.) — Barack Hussein Obama, Arizona Memorial Service, January 12, 2011
“My plan says we’re going to put teachers back in the classrooms, construction workers back to work,” President Obama said at a campaign event today. “Tax cuts for small businesses, tax cuts for hiring veterans, tax cuts if you give your workers a raise –- that’s my plan.”
The Republicans plan, Obama says, boils down to this: ‘Dirtier air, dirtier water, less people with health insurance.’
One vision has been championed by Republicans … says up to 50 million Americans have to lose their health insurance in order for us to reduce the deficit. And who are those 50 million Americans? Many are someone’s grandparents who wouldn’t be able afford nursing home care without Medicaid. Many are poor children. Some are middle-class families who have children with autism or Down’s syndrome. Some are kids with disabilities so severe that they require 24-hour care. These are the Americans we’d be telling to fend for themselves. — Barack Hussein Obama, April 13, 2011
Yes, the same guy who talked about “polarized discourse” in Arizona was the same guy who had said only a couple of months before that:
“If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, ‘We’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us,’ if they don’t see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election, then I think it’s gonna be harder and that’s why I think it’s so important that people focus on voting on November 2.”
The world is filled with liberals who couldn’t be more abjectly clueless to their own incredible self-righteous hypocrisy.
If Democrats actually want to end the vicious discourse, they will impeach their own president, because he is more polarizing and more divisive than anyone who has ever inhabited the White House bar none.