The Z-Man does what he does so well, disembowels the hopeless pay check conservatives at the likes of the National Review. A pleasant Memorial read. But also a little sad. I used to think those guys were on our side for real.
Boy, this guy really must need a job. He’s still getting his friends (and enemies) to talk about him. Jonah Goldberg expends enormous eloquence and even some unexpected candor quoting Michael Anton’s verdict that the Right must adopt the same rules as the Left or suffer defeat. But he still refuses to acknowledge its necessity.
The Z-Man will have none of it and his analogy of the Marquis of Queensbury boxer getting in the ring with the Lord Humongous wielding a nail studded club is extremely vivid and persuasive.
I wonder if anyone (including myself) would be this interested if I got fired. What a big baby.
The Z Man has a very good post up about Hollywood (but mostly TV).
He discusses the waning audience for broadcast tv and questions the reason for this. He discusses a couple of theories. I’ll leave you to read it yourself but I’ll state that I think he’s right that the anti-traditionalist agenda has finally combined with the cord cutting phenomenon to kill broadcast tv. Halleluiah! What took them so long?
One line that caught my attention was a question. What was the last show that captured the imagination of the country so that everybody would be talking about it the next day. His answer, Seinfeld. That show has been off the air for almost twenty years. I think that says it all. Now, maybe it was 9-11 that killed off the fun or maybe the Democrats trying to poison the Bush presidency. Either way we stopped being one people about twenty years ago. The death of television is just a symptom of the great divorce.