Ace lowers the derp-hammer on Matt Yglesias school of ‘lulz’ journalism

Matt Yglesias covers economics for Slate, but as he himself admitted, he doesn’t do much reporting, per se.

Yglesias certainly didn’t have much to say about today’s hush-hush meeting at the White House, which, to his amusement, made the banner of the Drudge Report this summer’s eve, LOL.

The thing is, the secret meeting with liberal journalists and bloggers is becoming business as usual at the White House, particularly when the president finds himself saddled with a hard sell like gun control or Obamacare.

LOL, no. We haven’t been counting on Yglesias’ reporting so far, and after his petty dismissal of a Daily Caller reporter and the tweeting of his cell phone number earlier today, we’ll get our White House talking points elsewhere. In the meantime, we invite you to enjoy Ace of Spades’ epic takedown of Yglesias and the “lulz” school of journalism that has found such favor with the occupants of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

What’s increasingly disconcerting about these little progressive get-togethers at the White House is how willing those who attend are to keep quiet about who was there and what was discussed. Yglesias wasn’t about to give any details to a “reporter” from the Daily Caller because, Daily Caller, LOL. But seriously, who was there? Will that be in Monday’s report? Or is “some officials and some reporters” got together good enough for the public?

Discourse wasn’t always like this, was it?

We’ll said. Now let’s settle down and prepare for a full accounting of today’s meeting first thing Monday morning.

  • suzyb

    These writers are awesome – just had to use that word. But aren’t they something? Wish I could write like that.

  • suzyb

    These writers are awesome – just had to use that word. But aren’t they something? Wish I could write like that.

  • mike_in_kosovo

    Ace nails it again….has he been reading some of our resident under-bridge-dwellers?

    • Zanshi

      Yo! :3

    • Zanshi

      Yo! :3

    • http://discus.com yourmamatoo

      Love Ace!

    • Finrod Felagund

      Few people can mock the mock-worthy as he can.

  • mike_in_kosovo

    Ace nails it again….has he been reading some of our resident under-bridge-dwellers?

  • Danny Wheeler

    Oh, man! Nick Searcy needs to join in this!

    • Grandma HeadInjury

      Searcy is damn funny!

    • Grandma HeadInjury

      Searcy is damn funny!

  • Danny Wheeler

    Oh, man! Nick Searcy needs to join in this!

  • http://www.freedomreconnection.com CO2 Producer

    Good night, and good LOLz.

    • Elilla Shadowheart

      I feel like I’m reading /b/

  • http://www.freedomreconnection.com CO2 Producer

    Good night, and good LOLz.

  • Jack Deth

    Derp! Derp! Derp!

    Poit!… Narf!!!

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      #PinkyAndTheBrain #Animaniacs NARF! Jawamax 8<{D}

  • Jack Deth

    Derp! Derp! Derp!

    Poit!… Narf!!!

  • tjp77

    Matt Yglesias has the most punchable face I’ve ever seen in my life.

  • tjp77

    Matt Yglesias has the most punchable face I’ve ever seen in my life.

  • John Howard

    A secret TRANSPARENT meeting, natch.

  • John Howard

    A secret TRANSPARENT meeting, natch.

  • maplebob23

    Poor stupid Beth. LOL

  • maplebob23

    Poor stupid Beth. LOL

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    The purpose of these meetings is to “Be transparent” behind the backs of the American People….Their HYPOCRACY is full of DERP! LulZ! Jawamax 8<{D}

  • hailstate

    Inquiring minds what to know what fellow Lulzer Dave Weigel has to say on the matter.

  • Spiny Norman

    “JournOList” is now “JournOLulz”.

    Great.

  • http://ikokujin.blogspot.com/ Photios

    I love this post and I hate to be a grammar cop, but you write, “We’ll said” I think you intended to write “Well said”. Also, I’m glad that you guys do this work. I love Twitchy.

  • wwbdinct

    I love you AceofSpades! Now go and kick M Ygeeksias’s ass!

  • Mark81150

    Journolista gets caught journolisting, and falls right into mockery of his pathetic self being called out on it….

    When there is no defense a reasonable person can make for their actions, unreasonable political hacks everywhere look to Matty for guidance..

  • BlahBlah

    I’m not sure why Ace is objecting to this. After all the place they met at has been known as the LOLWH since circa January 2009.

  • gunsmithkat

    N. Hale: I only regret I have but one life to give for my country.

    Brits: LOL

  • BadGirloftheNorth

    Hey, Matty! You know the line in the country song “…I’m so much cooler online…” ? Ummmm. No. You’re not.

  • ImTheNana

    Way to miss the point of mockery with explanation vs mockery without explanation. SMDH. (lulz)

  • Spiny Norman

    Whoosh Right over ST’s head.

  • Sons Thunder

    Maybe you can explain how Twitchy’s promotion of the tweet below constitutes “mockery with explanation.”

    I think you meant to tweet “Dipity Dipity Derp.” “@NancyPelosi: Affordable. Accessible. Constitutional. #ObamaCareInThreeWords”— Jay Cost (@JayCostTWS) July 3, 2013

  • MarcusFenix

    Res ipsa Loquitur, my friend.