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January 03, 2007

Wolcott Again

So annoying.

It is a sad thing to watch James Wolcott continue in his hobby of pissing up ropes, but I suppose we all need to pay a bit of attention to this barren man from time to time lest he abandon his wife and their family of cats for Air America.

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What's really going on here is the latest installment in "James Wolcott, Link-Whore." Wolcott's been sinking lower on the NY Scribbler Food Chain for years. To revive his slumping significance, Wolcott has latched onto blogdom -- probably because the initial plan of changing his first name to "Alexander" didn't land him a lot of lunches at Michaels.

And how do you "rise" in blogdom? Pretty much in the same way you rise in the Lit'ry World of New York City -- you get the attention of the Alphas.

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All you have to do is to open your posting program, quaff a six-pack, strip to skivvies, roll out the yoga mat, rig up the rope, assume the position, and let nature take its course.

Wolcott's strategy for getting attention is basically to insult right-wing bloggers in approximate order of appearance on the Truth Laid Bear ecosystem. It's pretty lame.

There's a weird dynamic -- right wing bloggers cover the news, left wing blogs cover... right wing bloggers.

Wolcott is said to have been the model for Jon Lovitz' "The Critic" character. Here I review the reviewer himself, and here I review his godawful novel.

At least the first couple of pages. Who has time for the rest of this dreck?

Apparently no one did.

I'm not even sure James Wolcott read James Wolcott's novel.


Thanks to Larwyn.

Oh, and... Jane Hamster is whining that she lost out to Markos in RWN's twenty most annoying liberals list.

What did I do wrong? Was I not shrill and caustic enough, did I not do enough to mock Michelle Malkin and her histrionic halucinations, did I not post the requisite number of offensive images, sing kumbayah in the comments section too few times or was it the fact that I simply never compared George Bush to Hitler? Is it just that my megaphone is not as big as Markos's, or am I not being taken seriously because I am a woman?

Does anyone get that? One would imagine it's a light-hearted, ironic rant, but some of that reads as if she's really pretty angry she doesn't have the mindshare that Markos does.

Either way, VanDerLeun responds to her questions.


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