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TorgoX (1933)

TorgoX
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Journal of TorgoX (1933)

Tuesday January 06, 2004
05:16 PM

2002(3)

[ #16680 ]
Dear Log,

As a charming rumination over the year that was, 2002 (and its repeat, 2003), I note this article: "THE BEAST 50: Most Loathsome People in America, 2002", containing:

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43. TOM BROKAW
Misdeeds: There's just something about this guy that makes you want to reach for a sharp object every time you turn on the news... Maybe it's his heavily marketed image of smug self-righteousness, or maybe it's the fact that The Greatest Generation, his vapid catch-phrase stretched to book length, was a monstrous best-seller. Hunter Thompson once said that Nixon's idea of a good joke was a paraplegic who couldn't reach high enough to vote Democratic, but Brokaw is a person that it's hard to imagine has any idea at all of a good joke.

Aggravating Factor: He commented on NBC Nightly News that while the Office of Homeland Security might have sounded like a name from a "totalitarian regime," the 9/11 attacks "proved that something in America has to change."

Aesthetic: The quirky fourth in a golfing party of Dupont executives.

32. THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Misdeeds: Mustachioed New York Times columnist who is celebrated in polite society for his "thoughtful" and "brave" political positions, for instance the decision to run a column entitled "Give War a Chance." Believes the entire world should be forced, militarily if necessary, to accept the American model of prosperity, which he calls "The Golden Straitjacket."

Aggravating Factor: Author of perhaps the worst and most mentally displeasing metaphors in the history of the English language, terms like "BisCzarism" and "The Electronic Herd."

Aesthetic: Bit actor on 70's cop show; Buick salesman.
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I wish the eager and crusading American newsmedia to re-evaluate its policy of hiring the retarded.

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