Just a joke OMG!!

Oh hey, look, Jack Shafer is an asshole. But it’s not like he gets the joke or anything, since he “is not a fan of any kind of humor.” So since he isn’t offended, what’s the problem? Are you just all hysterical bitches or what?

FYI, Shafer, calling a woman a “mad bitch” is a nasty, bigoted slur. Last I heard those were generally considered unacceptable in public discourse in a great many circles, not just among those hypersensitive people who are always looking for things to get mad about.

But hey, don’t let me stand in the way of the humor you don’t like or anything. It’s clearly important to you to protect your right to make tasteless, offensive jokes without criticism, even though apparently you don’t like or make any jokes, because in principle that kind of criticism curtails one of your many entitlements as a white dude.

Also, how funny is it that the first line of the article is, “Will nobody stand up for Dana Milbank and Chris Cillizza’s asinine horseplay on the July 31 episode of their Washingtonpost.com video feature ‘Mouthpiece Theater’?” Because god forbid that for once it might go uncontested when a white guy calls a woman a bitch and actually gets called out for it. ha!!

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2 Responses

  1. Oh ffs. I don’t know why Slate even bothers anymore.

  2. You know what’s extra frustrating? Jack Shafer writes the Press Box column, and usually he uses that space to rip apart journalists for creating false trends to whip up panic over problems that don’t exist, like the fake meth crisis. Or like, you know, a fake obesity epidemic or something like that. I wrote to him once last year to ask if he was going to go after the obesity issue, and he actually wrote back with a very respectful message saying he had been considering it, but that the subject was so huge and would whip up such a storm that he hadn’t really figured out how to attack that one yet. So until now I kind of LIKED the guy.

    No more!!

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