July 24, 2004
GOP Hypocrite of the Week: Dennis Miller
A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL
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Welcome back to the BuzzFlash.com GOP Hypocrite of the Week.
This past Wednesday, AOL blared in a "Welcome Page" news teaser: "Celebrity Critics Go After Bush" with photos of Howard Stern and Whoopi Goldberg posted like mug shots under the headline. Apparently, the AOL webmaster couldn't fit a photo of Linda Ronstadt in. What a pity for them. They fell just short of getting triple Karl Rove bonus points for assisting the GOP by portraying pro-Democracy celebrities as vulgarians.
How come AOL and the rest of the media didn't include Republican celebrity toadies who get down and dirty about Democrats? Oh, that's simple, because it's okay if you are a Republican. It's called the mainstream media double standard for Democrats.
As Mediamatters.org, the new media watchdog organization founded by David Brock noted, "Despite the flurry of media attention Goldberg's comments have continued to receive, comments made by Dennis Miller -- producer and host of CNBC's Dennis Miller -- at a Wisconsin rally for President George W. Bush July 14 drew none of the same media fire, despite the fact that, as Washington Post 'Reliable Source' columnist Richard Leiby reported July 15, Miller 'impl[ied] a homosexual attraction between Kerry and Edwards.'
As a July 16th Pittsburgh Gazette column noted, "A week ago, Whoopi stood on the stage of Radio City Music Hall sipping wine and making unflattering comparisons between her genitalia and President Bush. Puerile sexual humor bores me silly, but, hey, lots of Democrats and Republicans seem to like it. Castle Shannon native turned conservative comic Dennis Miller is particularly adept at it, though he's typically not as funny as Whoopi."
Ouch, Dennis, you're being dissed as a second-rate vulgarian. But Dennis still has his job and his endorsements, right?
We realize that a has-been like Dennis Miller has nowhere to go in his career except by latching onto the fender of the Republican Party. Heck, Miller's fellow entertainer warming up the crowd for Bush in Wisconsin was Wayne Newton. That should tell you how far Miller has fallen.
By the way, is it true you and Wayne couldn't keep your hands off of each other while your amigo George was speaking to a handpicked crowd? Oh heck, maybe next you will be doing a duet of "Danke schoen" together.
Dennis Miller, you are being honored as the 41st BuzzFlash GOP Hypocrite of the week. If a career could get much lower than yours, it would have to go underground.
A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL