Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Having the last word

For those of you unfamiliar with the latest MSM rudeness, here's one of the questions asked of White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan during a recent press conference regarding the problems created by Newsweak's flushgate problem:

[Joined in progess] Q With respect, who made you the editor of Newsweek? Do you think it’s appropriate for you, at that podium, speaking with the authority of the President of the United States, to tell an American magazine what they should print?
McClellan did not have a clever comeback. Fortunately, Patrick, at the Paragraph Farmer does -- indeed, he has dozens, some of which I quote below:
A. With respect, where do you come off thinking this is about me? *** A. Nobody made me the editor of Newsweek -- I've got a better gig than that, which is why I put up with you people-- but since you mention it, Newsweek does seem to need professional help. A. Curious, that you should preface open hostility using the phrase "with respect." Who do you think you're kidding? *** A. When I speak with the authority of the president, it's in part because he's busy trying to protect American lives by improving our national image. You can disagree with the policies of this administration, but it wasn't lies from this White House that sparked riots in Afghanistan. Quite frankly, I should be asking you questions. *** A. It's not often we quote Bugs Bunny in press conferences here, but as that great American once put it, "what a maroon!" I'll come back to you when you've taken a minute to rethink your question.
And Patrick goes on and on, each one funnier, or more pointed than the next.