Tuesday, August 29, 2006

What Happened, Hitch?

christopher hitchens used to be compelling or at the very least acidly hilarious in almost all settings. now he's kind of a depressing broken record about something he can't bring himself to admit the truth about: the debacle in Iraq.

he put in a particularly ugly performance on Bill Maher's show, which apparently no one told him was supposed to be funny. not that HE needed to be funny, but he didn't seem to understand when anyone else tried to be funny either.

it's nice to have someone as smart as he clearly is in the reality-based community, as he once was, but he's now reduced to scrambling to apologize for clowns like bush and cheney and rumsfeld...

here's a link to it via Sadly No


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11:18 PM  
Blogger Forrest said...

hitchens may not rise to the defense of mother teresa, but he'll certainly do it for an incompetent and morally bankrupt president. still, i miss the old hitch - the guy we all used to know and love. it was sad to see some lame ass new-conservatives rob a good man of his sense of humor.

10:47 PM  
Blogger ack said...

Did you see him on the Daily Show about a year ago? It was like watching your parents fight. Stewart wanted him to justify the war, Hitch wanted him to take the war seriously. It was horrible.

It's just so sad to see someone so eloquent and smart come up with nothing to justify his 'supposed' beliefs. He's too smart for this administration dammit.

3:08 PM  

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