Friday, September 11, 2009

Richard Wolffe: A Pimple in the Acne of American Politics

It was disappointing to see Richard Wolffe getting a bye-line from the Daily Beast for a pointless article on Obama administration's health care strategy for the fall. As bad a representative of mainstream media whoring as this country has to offer, Richard Wolffe has been able to keep his journalistic gigs with the Daily Beast and MSNBC while also raking in big bucks as a partner in the lobbying firm Public Strategies. The bottom line for Wolffe is that he can maintain some liberal credibility while undermining the public interest on behalf of his corporate clients. It's a win-win strategy for Wolffe and a lose-lose proposition for the public interest.

Speaking of interest, Wolffe's article has no interest outside a "senior administration official" giving him a spicy quote about instant "you lie" celebrity Joe Wilson (R-SC) being a "pimple on the ass of progress."
In fact, the White House is more than ready to brush aside the now-infamous protest of Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina, who yelled at the President during his televised address. “I think this is a pimple on the ass of progress,” said the senior adviser.

Predictably, the rest of the piece is filler that anybody could have gotten from CNN and which Wolffe probably did get from CNN. Wolffe might try to do some real research or real thinking. That way, he could earn his six or seven figure income.

But that would probably interfere with making money.

Come to think of it, the "senior administration official's" characterization of Joe Wilson applies to Richard Wolffe as well. Wolffe is just another "pimple on the ass" in the acne of American political life.

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