Hilarious: Editor of The Nation boasts that her ‘smart’ interns ‘have no idea who Woodward is’

Bless Katrina vanden Heuvel’s precious heart.

In a side-splitting effort to make Bob Woodward “regret” crossing the White House, vanden Heuvel outed her “smart” interns as low-information grunts who “have no idea who Woodward is.” He’s, like, totes irrelevant and probably as old as that Constitution thingy.

Genius:

Well, yeah, it’s not like Bob Woodward was a fixture on Journolist or something. That’s where the true rock stars of journalism did their most enduring investigative work.

Twitter responded to the esteemed Nation editor with a hilarious and well-deserved thrashing for her celebration of ignorance.

Ouch!

Any response, Katrina?

Real smart.

Take that … interns.

But anyway, back to Katrina fulfilling her sacred role as one of Obama’s bridesmaids:

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  • milletime810

    Is it just me or is her follow up even worse than her original tweet? Shouldnt All the Presidents Men be required viewing/reading for all aspiring journalists?

    • Iacobus

      One would think, but they have a heretic (Woodward) to burn, after all. One must not get in the way of ideology, comrade.

    • Saar

      Funny isnt it? Someone the left idolized being cast out. But to a liberal it doesn’t take much to turn your back on him, someone you could’ve probably attributed to why you became a journalist, cast aside, chastised, demonized.

    • Saar

      Funny isnt it? Someone the left idolized being cast out. But to a liberal it doesn’t take much to turn your back on him, someone you could’ve probably attributed to why you became a journalist, cast aside, chastised, demonized.

    • grais

      ‘They have no idea who he is’ means ‘They know perfectly well who he is’.
      She tried; she failed.
      How can anyone know of Woodward and not know about his claim to fame?
      Absolute b.s.

    • grais

      ‘They have no idea who he is’ means ‘They know perfectly well who he is’.
      She tried; she failed.
      How can anyone know of Woodward and not know about his claim to fame?
      Absolute b.s.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    Katrina, There are bigger scandals that YOU and those “smart” interns could muckrake!

    Well, that is if you weren’t impacted in the President’s muckhole.

  • Jonny Red

    Her intern is G. Gordon Liddy, and he wasn’t going to say if he knew Woodward or not. The G. Man never talks…

  • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

    Please, someone, hand @KatrinaNation another shovel.

    • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

      I think she has it handled, she is currently using a backhoe. Just think, she is “supposed” to be a communications expert, that is what journalists are supposed to do.

    • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

      I think she has it handled, she is currently using a backhoe. Just think, she is “supposed” to be a communications expert, that is what journalists are supposed to do.

  • Marcy Cook

    Now, now little Katrina… you said: “interns & young folks have no idea who Woodward is.” “Clarification upon clarification” won’t change what you said. Your interns are dumber than a box of rocks….admit it.

    • IKnowBob

      But not quite as dumb as Katrina…

  • Adela Wagner

    Bad “save” Katrina. You had it right the first tweet.

  • FreedomFighter

    This just proves liberals don’t know history and are doomed to repeat it.

  • kateorjane

    Apparently her interns never read anything that happened before they were born.

    • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

      They are like Ezra Klein, “that Constitution is like a hundred years old or something”, paraphrased.

    • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

      They are like Ezra Klein, “that Constitution is like a hundred years old or something”, paraphrased.

    • David

      And then there was light; and after the first day, Obama rested and rested and rested and rested and rested and rested . . .

    • David

      And then there was light; and after the first day, Obama rested and rested and rested and rested and rested and rested . . .

  • J. Cox

    Historic event at MIT today.8th year grad students find out who Einstein was.

    • GaryTheBrave

      J. Cox, you win the day’s Twitchy Award, the old Laugh-In Fickle Finger of Fate Award.

      • J. Cox

        I am honored,thank you kind…er ,brave sir 😉

      • J. Cox

        I am honored,thank you kind…er ,brave sir 😉

    • GaryTheBrave

      J. Cox, you win the day’s Twitchy Award, the old Laugh-In Fickle Finger of Fate Award.

    • https://twitter.com/tweetyuo Tangchung

      Nice, funny! There goes his internship.

  • ejochs

    You mean like why the president was sleeping while our diplomats were being slaughtered in Benghazi?

  • ejochs

    You mean like why the president was sleeping while our diplomats were being slaughtered in Benghazi?

  • radjahshelduck

    Umm… oh what the hell; I’ll just come right out and ask. If these young people are so damn smart, why are they interning for The Nation?

  • radjahshelduck

    Umm… oh what the hell; I’ll just come right out and ask. If these young people are so damn smart, why are they interning for The Nation?

  • Uncredentialed

    Even as vandenHeuvel doubles down, she still admits that her liberal publication hires people who have no knowledge of how a (relatively recent) Republican president was removed from office. And that her aspiring journalists have no knowledge of the biggest media story in history.

    That’s astonishing.

  • Uncredentialed

    Even as vandenHeuvel doubles down, she still admits that her liberal publication hires people who have no knowledge of how a (relatively recent) Republican president was removed from office. And that her aspiring journalists have no knowledge of the biggest media story in history.

    That’s astonishing.

  • notenoughtime

    Baloney! Woodward is a poster for how to report on stories especially if the subject matter is a GOPer and held as an example in the college classes. Gotta love the libs that think collectively and quickly to silence a narrative that doesn’t toe the party line!

  • notenoughtime

    Baloney! Woodward is a poster for how to report on stories especially if the subject matter is a GOPer and held as an example in the college classes. Gotta love the libs that think collectively and quickly to silence a narrative that doesn’t toe the party line!

  • grais

    Have they heard of ‘Watergate’?
    Exactly how “smart” are they?

    • independentjones

      The Watergate? Isn’t that behind the Millhouse?

      /smh

    • independentjones

      The Watergate? Isn’t that behind the Millhouse?

      /smh

  • grais

    Have they heard of ‘Watergate’?
    Exactly how “smart” are they?

  • https://twitter.com/tweetyuo Tangchung

    Typical liberal, claiming the less you know the smarter you are or something like that.

    I got dizzy watching her go into a backtrack tailspin crash and burn.

  • https://twitter.com/tweetyuo Tangchung

    Typical liberal, claiming the less you know the smarter you are or something like that.

    I got dizzy watching her go into a backtrack tailspin crash and burn.

    • daeghrefn

      Heh, They have no idea who he is but they know all about him. Come to think of it, that’s libs to a tee.

    • daeghrefn

      Heh, They have no idea who he is but they know all about him. Come to think of it, that’s libs to a tee.

    • Rightturn

      To be fair, when did we stop valuing ignorance here? Is it not a
      general rule that the first to respond to a given post with “…who?”
      automatically receives the most upvotes??

      • https://twitter.com/tweetyuo Tangchung

        Not sure what you are saying, but I believe you are welcome here.

    • Rightturn

      To be fair, when did we at Twitchy stop valuing ignorance? Is it not a
      general rule that the first to respond to a given post with “…who?”
      automatically receives the most upvotes??

  • Dee Dunbar

    ask Carney!lol

  • Dee Dunbar

    ask Carney!lol

  • JustLikeAnimals

    And there you have it.

    Too dumb to know what’s happened before, and thusly bound to repeat it.

    God save this great Republic.

  • JustLikeAnimals

    And there you have it.

    Too dumb to know what’s happened before, and thusly bound to repeat it.

    God save this great Republic.

  • Silenttype78

    Ha ha ha !
    The Nation only hires the smartest interns…they know how to spot political abuse! Now they are learning how to bury the stories when liberals are the ones guilty of abuse.

  • Silenttype78

    Ha ha ha !
    The Nation only hires the smartest interns…they know how to spot political abuse! Now they are learning how to bury the stories when liberals are the ones guilty of abuse.

  • CowboyUp

    I’d love to hear some of these ace interns’ guesses as to why scandals always end in “gate.”

  • CowboyUp

    I’d love to hear some of these ace interns’ guesses as to why scandals always end in “gate.”

  • ceemack

    I’m still trying to get my head around the difference between “Watergate muckraker” and “establishment journalist”. To me it sounds like two pandas with slightly different white-to-black ratios.

  • ceemack

    I’m still trying to get my head around the difference between “Watergate muckraker” and “establishment journalist”. To me it sounds like two pandas with slightly different white-to-black ratios.

  • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

    She is like smawt, you folks just took her comment out of context or something………..wait a minute, isn’t what she does supposed to be related to communication? And another thing…………………SQUIRREL!

  • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

    She is like smawt, you folks just took her comment out of context or something………..wait a minute, isn’t what she does supposed to be related to communication? And another thing…………………SQUIRREL!

  • daeghrefn

    It looks like she’d at least try to get her mitts out of the tar baby by deleting the whole thing: the statement and the hole she dug trying to get out of the hole.

    • TexSizzle

      “Raaaaaaaacist!” /sarc

  • daeghrefn

    It looks like she’d at least try to get her mitts out of the tar baby by deleting the whole thing: the statement and the hole she dug trying to get out of the hole.

  • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

    Fast and furious.
    Jon Corzine.
    Benghazi.
    Bribery of a President, selling access.
    Government manipulation of PMs.
    Government back at no money down loans………….what did that cause just recently?
    Giving guns to rebels in Syria at the same time stating that the only use for a gun is for hunting!
    She was right about one thing, the media could cover a lot of criminal behavior of this administration.

  • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

    Fast and furious.
    Jon Corzine.
    Benghazi.
    Bribery of a President, selling access.
    Government manipulation of PMs.
    Government back at no money down loans………….what did that cause just recently?
    Giving guns to rebels in Syria at the same time stating that the only use for a gun is for hunting!
    She was right about one thing, the media could cover a lot of criminal behavior of this administration.

  • Michelle

    In her clarification, Katrina refers to Woodward in past tense. Apparently she’s as “smart” as her interns.

    • daeghrefn

      Well, Woodward’s a corpse for going after Teh One, of course. Fitting, I guess. The dear departed.

    • daeghrefn

      Well, Woodward’s a corpse for going after Teh One, of course. Fitting, I guess. The dear departed.

  • Michelle

    In her clarification, Katrina refers to Woodward in past tense. Apparently she’s as “smart” as her interns.

  • Maxx

    Katrina has returned…the Nation suffers.

  • Maxx

    Katrina has returned…the Nation suffers.

  • RightThinking1

    Therein lies the distinction between “smart” and “knowledgeable” or “wise”. One of the problems that I have with the word “smart”, is that I associate it with “cunning” and “sly”. It follows that, say, Obama, is “smart”…

  • RightThinking1

    Therein lies the distinction between “smart” and “knowledgeable” or “wise”. One of the problems that I have with the word “smart”, is that I associate it with “cunning” and “sly”. It follows that, say, Obama, is “smart”…

  • TocksNedlog

    Gotta love her last tweet: ‘Nothing to see here — Move On.’

  • TocksNedlog

    Gotta love her last tweet: ‘Nothing to see here — Move On.’

  • Conservative First

    I must not be smart, I know who Bob Woodward is, and what he’s known for, but I have no idea who Katrina VandenHeuvel is… oh well.

  • Danny Wheeler

    Smart? Yeah, right?

  • sqdog99

    It’s better not to tweet and let people think you’re an idiot that to open your tweet hole and remove all doubt.

  • HARP2

    But they are CONVINCED everything is Bush`s fault.

  • Snarky D

    Wait. Am I supposed to know who Katrina vandenHeuvel is? I hope her paid employees are smarter than her unpaid interns, but judging from her tweets I doubt that is the case.

  • Orlando Cee

    It’s entirely possible her “smart” interns don’t know who Woodward is. Lord knows, I certainly wouldn’t want to meet her dumb interns. Want to know where our low information voters come from? They come from schools like this:

    http://thetruthwins.com/archives/how-stupid-are-american-high-school-students

  • RightThinking1

    The ignorance and lack of experience on the part of the media is appalling. First, there was the President shooting skeet with a rifle, and now Reuters has referred to Bradley Manning as “..an Army intelligence officer..”

  • http://www.facebook.com/kevin.oconnell.94214 Kevin O’Connell

    What everybody here seems to be forgetting is that “smart” is actually a relative term. It is entirely possible, (heck, probable even) that Katrina is referring to those interns as “smart” because the ignorant morons are more intelligent than Katrina herself is.

  • Garth Haycock

    Bigger scandals? Like Benghazi?

  • amyshulk

    She is so smug & smarmy, her arguments are specious and mendacious, and any panel she is on on the Sunday talking heads parade immediately loses credibility!

  • JR48

    She made an ass out of herself telling the truth the first time, and then tries to recover. Fail.

  • $1014973

    Smart people have no idea what the Nation is.

  • westside_resident

    Worst hurricane ever was named in this dope’s honor.

  • Zefal

    The hipsters at The Nation only know who the most relevant and important people are; like Allen Ginsberg & Abbie Hoffman etc.