Howard Kurtz: Fiscal cliff? Who will think of the 'pissed' journalists forced to work New Year's Eve?

Fiscal cliff, shmiscal cliff! Who will think of the journalists? WHO? The hapless Howard Kurtz will, natch.

Oh, Howard “Always Late to a Scoop” Kurtz. First he was totally confused and astonished by media bias. Then, he was once again astounded that David Gregory channeled a squeeing fan boy when interviewing President Obama. Now, he is desperately seeking a fainting couch over the tragic tales of poor, little lapdogs who have to do their jobs. Forced to do them, in fact. Forced! Oh, the humanity.

Normal people who don’t consider alleged journalists to be Special Snowflakes rightly give Kurtz the business.

Indeed. Mr. Kurtz, try getting out of your sad, little bubble sometimes. You might find some real people who don’t believe that the world revolves around them. Real people who are struggling, and working hard to put food on their tables. People who seek accountability from their government, and truth from the media. It would be nice if “journalists” could give them that last one, just once.

We won’t hold our breath.


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  • Steve_J

    When has the media actually worked?

    • TocksNedlog

      It used to work, but it’s been broken for a long time now, and no one seems capable of finding any quality replacement parts.

      • PennyRobinsonFanClub

        No? Where do you think you are now?

  • TugboatPhil

    Know who else is kind of pissed today? All the Americans in Afghanistan that have to live under the ROE set by the Obama administration. I don’t know of any “journalists” that will have to wait until someone shoots at them before they can file a story.

    • TocksNedlog

      “Sarge, I can see the enemy! What do I do?”
      “Is he shooting at you, Private?”
      “No, Sarge.”
      “Well then, give ‘im a wave and wish him a Happy New Year.”

      • andycanuck

        What are you talking about? No one’s been killed in Afghanistan since Obama won 4 years ago or I’m sure I would have read about it in all the papers.

        • TocksNedlog

          You should read the “Yanqui Death Watch” column in the Kandahar Goat-Buggerers Gazette.

  • stuckinIL4now

    The slacker deadbeats might be “on duty” but they’re not really working because they haven’t done their jobs in decades. Their failure to completely and objectively report the facts is at least 50% responsible for why we have a totally dysfunctional gubmint. If they’d tell the truth about Obamuh and Harry Reidiculous and the Dembeciles then maybe we wouldn’t be in this mess because those idiots wouldn’t be in charge. So boo hoo hoo. I hope they have to work EVERY holiday as long as the Malignant Narcissist-in-Chief is in office and as long as Obstructionist Harry controls the Senate like the dictator that he is.

  • TocksNedlog

    Insert “Do you want some cheese to go with that whine?” joke here.

  • Jack Deth

    Who honestly gives a rat’s a** for those who produce nothing viable or tangible on a daily basis to fabricate and prevaricate for another forty eight hours?

  • $30423294

    In British slang, pissed means drunk.

    Journalists get pissed working New Years Eve.

    Some of them broadcast while pissed even when it’s not New Years Eve. Won’t mention names, but you know who/what I mean. Nudge-nudge, cough-cough.

    • TugboatPhil

      How about:

      Journalists Get Pissed While Buggering Public

    • Ken Alan Draper

      Ed Schultz?…. oh wait, you said journalist. damn few of them in this country these days.

  • irishgirl91

    All they have to do is write 2 headlines. Republicans cave and President gets everything or Republicans force millions to pay for the millionaires and billionaires,vow to see Obama fail. There, I have done your “job” for you, now go get drunk and talk about how important you are.

    • PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Bravo! A Putziller Prize for you!

      • nc

        Putziller – LOL!

  • PennyRobinsonFanClub

    What an embarrassment to this country.

  • nc

    Wait til he sees how pissed the low information working voters will be when they see their first 2013 paycheck.

    • Catchance

      No, they’ll still blame the Republicans.

  • Cal

    Hey, I have to work New Year’s Day morning. And I -volunteered- so what’s the big deal? 😛

  • Ken Alan Draper

    I actually work for a living, I’d kick your ass to work today. because of the holidays most of the areal factories are either closed or doing inventory & thus not shipping. I face a lean couple weeks because there is no work. you overpaid jerk.

  • $23629333

    A Beatles song comes to mind: “I’ll Cry Instead.” Remember, “I’ve got every reason on earth to be mad…”?

    We – on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean – have “every reason on earth to be mad.” The self-serving public servants – elected and/or employed for life – have created a government infrastructure which (like the plant in “Little Shop of Horrors”) grows ever larger with a similarly growing appetite. More and more tax dollars are required to keep it fed and happy. As more tax dollars go there, fewer tax dollars are available to be spent elsewhere.

    That ever-growing plant with the insatiable appetite is the reason we have felons released early from incarceration, and people with mental health issues living on the streets and – sometimes – shoving people in front of subway trains. That same plant is the reason the folks in Washington want to slash military spending. That plant is the reason grand-mama will soon see a smaller pension.

    Until politicians – like Scott Walker – emerge who are prepared and determined to prune that plant, we will continue to have every reason on earth to be mad.

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      Don’t forget Governor Snyder in Michigan.

  • orringtonmom (D)

    “work” would imply they do their job. kissing O’s ass is not their job. their passion, maybe, chosen lifestyle, fine… job, no.

  • Red Fred

    Send them home, their job performance is less than astonishing anyway, won’t be missed.

  • Rick Weesner

    In some small way it’s payback for the lousy job they do. They had one bad night; because of them we have untold sleepless nights.