It’s on!

While many of us were baffled by President ShamWow’s bizarre Obamacare infomercial yesterday, Salon’s Joan Walsh was much more worried about the liberal media — but not in the way you might hope:

That’s right. Walsh is concerned about usually-reliable liberal lapdogs making Obamacare look bad with honest coverage:

From the piece linked above:

As predictably as night follows day, on Monday the media establishment pivoted away from obsessing about GOP extremism and the party’s alleged “civil war” to the “train wreck” that is, allegedly, the Affordable Care Act.

And liberals helped lead the pivot.

She proceeds to single out WaPo’s Ezra Klein, an unapologetic lefty, for describing his experiences with the “glitches” and subsequently making President Obama’s job more difficult:

The president is also frustrated, of course, because people who hate the ACA are heartened by its Web troubles, and he had a word for them, too. “It’s time for folks to stop rooting for its failure, because hardworking middle-class families are rooting for its success.” Later he added, “Nobody is madder than me that the website isn’t working the way it should, which means it’s going to get fixed.”

He’s frustrated, you guys! So cut him some slack.

Klein was stunned:

Sorry, Ezra, but we could’ve told you this would happen.

Sycophancy is gospel. Don’t stray from the lapdog plantation unless you want to get sucker-punched:

Worth noting:


Walsh’s Salon colleague Brian Beutler didn’t have a problem with Klein’s reporting, either, and he said so in a column of his own:

Allow us to do some honest reporting, if we may: Joan Walsh is a hack. She has no redeeming journalistic value whatsoever.

That’s as close as Walsh will ever come to standards.


    He is probably just a racist or something.

  • QueenB ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Joan….sweetie….you have something running out the corner of your mouth. Here’s a napkin.

  • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

    Warning! Containment breach!

  • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

    do they have tongues left?

    • SWMichMan

      Forked tongues?

  • Garrett Gripling

    Interesting, I always wonder if @joanwalsh is a parody account.

  • ObamaFail

    Liberal journalists fail to realize that their job isn’t to help Obama spin his failures into a positive for him, their job is to report the facts to their viewers, readers, or listeners. The fact is that Obamacare is a joke. It was written by incompetent morons, it was passed by incompetent morons, and it is being implemented by incompetent morons. Their job isn’t to defend it to keep the Republicans from winning anything in regards to defunding or delaying it. Their job is to tell people what is happening so people can be informed. So far, they have failed in that job. Joan Walsh is a partisan hack who would call Obama a literal God if she thought it would get her a job in the White House.

    • Marcy Cook

      They don’t “fail to realize” – they deliberately cover up the liberal failures. And when someone of their “kind” strays off the journalism (cough, cough) plantation they get all unhinged like Joan.

    • Mark81150 USAF SP EST Team

      These same shameless hacks, bitterly complained during the Bush years, that conservative pundits sometimes wrote in support of the president.. “hisssssssssssss,.. unethical,.. hack journalism”, they whined..

      now, they openly tell us, it’s the left wing pundits JOB to cover Obama’s a**.

      anyone else see the usual disconnect here?

      A crime against humanity they can readily see on our side,.. is somehow transmuted into an act of patriotism when they do it.

      They cannot be that stupid,.. they just assume we are..

  • lesterwink23

    If Joan Walsh were to get pregnant, her IQ would double

    • Al’s Sad Grampa ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      No, it would only increase by 50%, as half the DNA of the fetus would be hers.

      • V the K

        What if WhoDat was the baby daddy? She might actually get even dumber.

        Can IQ’s be negative integers?

    • Jim Denney

      Unless of course, congresstard Hank Johnson was “duh baby daddy.”

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    OMG, Ez Klein committed old-school journalism!
    Quick– get a stake, some rope, and some kindling!

    • MNWoman

      What is the minimum penalty for committing random acts of journalism?

      IRS audit? Email (and those of the journalists’ parents) being monitored by the NSA?

      • Republicanvet

        That’s third or fourth offense for leftists.

        First offense is the party invitations stop.

      • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

        I think one of them might be a sternly toned memo from the United Nations after, oh, the 943rd offense.

      • trixiewoobeans

        Lol! Random acts of journalism!

  • MNWoman

    Ezra Klein ✔ @ezraklein
    Kind of shocked at this piece from @joanwalsh. My job is to cover Obamacare accurately, not instrumentally.

    This must be a new policy.

  • Marcy Cook

    Don’t know why Ezra is “shocked”…..has he not been paying attention? He’s just hurt to find out that the left really does eat its own and they are coming after him.

  • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

    D4mn, why don’t they write about important things like how the DOJ is wasting our taxpayer $$$ in Lawsuits…They have changed this crappy piece of legislation every which way they can, exempted DC and keep missing the d4mn trash can with it…
    Obamacare Lawsuit May Proceed, Judge Rules
    By Christine Hall

    CEI-Assisted Lawsuit Challenges IRS Attempt to Impose Employer Mandate in States Outside Obamacare Exchanges

  • Republicanvet

    Should Ezra Klein be mentioned in the same sentence with “accurate and objective reporting”?

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Oh, look– blind squirrel!
      (And Joan Walsh is the “nut.”)

    • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

      More frequently than Joan Walsh…

  • pinupartist

    The truth must be sacrificed for the greater cause of marxism.

    What a tool she is!

  • Republicanvet

    Gee. What a dilemma for leftist journOlista’s…tell the truth or cover for Preezy Shamwow.

  • Republicanvet

    Incredible. So that nitwit Walsh thinks the right is just rooting for a web site failure…and that is causing it to fail?

    Like a Vulcan mind meld or something?

    Maybe we should root for a fail next. I mean, worse than the fail it is already.

  • Jim Denney

    Uh oh, Ezra may be in danger of losing his Advocacy Award if he doesn’t straighten up and fly left.

  • Red Fred

    Unhinged right? Good. Not being screwed to and by the bloated, over-spending govt.

  • Maxx

    Does the first lady know her husband has a mistress? I mean, what other role could there be for someone whose lips are so firmly planted on another man’s arse?

    • ceili_dancer

      I’m certain she is more worried of someone from the other team getting busy with him.

  • Sheik Yerbouti (I)

    Joan Walsh has nothing – absolutely nothing – to recommend her as even a small-town newspaper columnist. Her writing is bland, unoriginal, intellectually shallow, and snarky. That her fellow lefty journOlists are willing to jump on her for her partisanship is merely testament to the fact that she is not even capable of masking her partisanship well enough for them to ignore without being called out themselves for not doing so.

    To them, she’s like the kid who, while taking part in a practical joke, cannot contain herself, and gives the whole thing away by giggling.
    She is an embarrassment to a guild whose members are otherwise incapable of feeling shame.

  • FromNJ

    Another lefty apologist “reporter” angling for a job with the Obama administration.

  • Acethepug

    Hi, Joan! Want to support Obamacare? Instead of being a lying, political shill, you could drop whatever coverage you have and sign up for Obamacare — and put your money where your mouth is.

    But, since we both know you won’t do that, keep spinning that Progressive narrative, Joan! Don’t let reality get in the way of a good lie!

  • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

    Just when you think Salon can’t get any more stupid…here comes Joanie!

  • joe johnsson

    Another well reasoned article from twitchy… said no one ever.

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      Sorry, I couldn’t hear over the sound of White House officials making excuses for why the Obamacare rollout has been such a disaster.

    • Acethepug

      Another well-reasoned post from joe johnson … said no one ever.

      Wow, I can play at this no-content snippiness, too! Tell you what, littleletterjoe, where is the reasoning fault in the article?

      Since you are clearly a bastion of intelligence and reason, I wait with baited breath to hear (well, read, really) your written evisceration of said article …

      *taps little pug paw and looks at watch*

      Any time, now …

      • joe johnsson

        “you are clearly a bastion of intelligence and reason”

        Indeed. Glad you recognize your superiors.

  • keyboard jockey

    Joan Walsh better be careful someone will drop a house on her LOL!

  • stdog

    because the truth has no master.

  • MohammedTheTeddyBear

    Things you NEVER heard during the Bush Administration:

    “Liberal pundits’ rush to attack Iraq War only aids al-Qaeda”

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      “Dissent is the highest form of patriotism… but only when a Republican is in the White House. Otherwise, shut up.”
      -Joan Walsh summarized

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    “Reporting facts? That’s not what we do here at Salon, sir!”

  • constitutionminded

    I wonder if stompy foot is as mad as all the people who are getting screwed on their insurance this week are?

  • rivers

    Laughed out loud at Joan Walsh’s column, she’s flat out crazy town!
    I wonder how long before Obama fanatics like her just come right out and start wearing matching uniforms to show their loyalty to the great O?

  • Diana Morrison

    Gosh, you mean partisan manipulation is NOT supposed to trump truth?

  • Matt

    Poor soul has no self awareness, she claims NOT to be an Obamabot.

  • rssllue

    I think some are not getting their daily dose of Kool-Aid regularly.

  • Tommy Fowble

    “Joan Walsh @joanwalsh

    Special kind of misogyny out tonight. Not sure why.”


  • dwsmokin

    Wow-political cannibalism on display. Disagree with us and you’re fresh meat! What a great party.

  • Diane Stephan

    He went off script.

  • Markward

    And Joan wonders why she is twitchy’s chew toy.

  • DeathTOU863

    I love how the liberals think we are “unhinged” when we are on the warpath for 2014.

  • Mark81150 USAF SP EST Team

    “Beutler’s full response to Joan Walsh here”

    He’s about as bad, calling everyone who doesn’t just love Obamacare “stupid”..

    said by the usual leftist hack who has his gold plated healthcare… and if not, he can easily get an Obama hand written excuse.. like all the other liberal cronies have.

  • cscape

    don’t you just love it when the “tigers” eat their young?!

  • brightfartbanned me

    what do they get for “covering his @ss”? I don’t get it. How can you look in the mirror and not be disgusted. If your way ain’t working….maybe it wasn’t meant to be.

  • acriticalthinker

    Why would anyone with half a brain take anything Joan Walsh writes seriously. She is just one of the biggest of the lefty hacks in the media.

  • TruDat

    Walsh is a wretched woman, inside and out.

  • BushCheney2016forMerica

    Erza Klein supported the Iraq war invasion. Apparently that was not a “fiasco and catastrophe” … well until he changed his mind years later…

    Erza on Morning Joe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Erza Klein: “…it is a catastrophe and a fiasco”

    Mika Brzezinski “Whats that again Erza?, the Iraq war, the cutting of billions in
    food aid to Children?, the useless government shutdown?”

    Erza “No, the ACA customer support number did not have music while I was on hold ”

    Mike Barnicle “Really?” eyebrows raised…

    Erza, “This is the greatest level of incompetence in the history of the Nation”

    Mika “What about the glitches When Medicare Plan D was rolled out”

    Erza “Mika, lets not play politics”