Friday, November 21, 2008

Second Ship

And speaking of coincidences, I just read a second piece with the same title: "Ship of Fools."

This one describes last year's wingnut wankfest, aka the National Review cruise, and it is alternately horrifying and wonderful.

Link via teh Sadlys, who have kicked off their coverage of this year's cruise, which appears to have finished just recently. Their title? "Jonah Ark." Also awesome.

[Added] I hadn't heard of Johann Hari, the author of the "Ship of Fools" piece, so I Googled him. Here's the last paragraph from his own site's About page:

Since he began work as a journalist, Johann has been attacked in print by the National Review, the Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mail, John Pilger, Daniel Craig, Peter Oborne, Private Eye, the Socialist Worker, Cristina Odone, Jon Gaunt, the Spectator, Andrew Neil, Mark Steyn, the British National Party, Medialens, al Muhajaroun and Richard Littlejohn. 'Prince' Turki Al-Faisal, the Saudi Ambassador to Britain, has accused Johann of "waging a private jihad against the House of Saud". (He's right). Johann has been called 'Maoist' by Nick Cohen, "Stalinist" by Noam Chomsky, 'Horrible Hari' by Niall Ferguson, "an uppity little queer" by Bruce Anderson, 'a drug addict' by George Galloway, "fat" by the Dalai Lama and "a cunt" by Busted.

To which can only add that this little pissant has no business accomplishing so much more than I have, especially at his unadvanced age. See his latest column for another example. And the one before that. And the one before that.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I wonder why Chomsky called him a Stalinist. I'm going to have to Google that one... :D