Consummate Wanker: John Hinderaker (aka Assrocket)

Two very short paragraphs clearly demonstrate why Time magazine’s “blog of the year” is run by total wankers. Expect a lot of this kind of wanking from those who were oh-so-self-righteous about obstruction of justice and perjury just a few short years ago.

Via Atrios.

The Discussion: 7 Comments

For some reason, there is something about blog entries where two out of three sentences contain a cuss word, and where the writter denegrates something whithout a word of explanation, that turns me right off.

October 27, 2005 @ 2:24 am | Comment

ACB, you’re supposed to follow the link. There, all your questions will be answered! And “wanker” is a term of affection, not a cuss word. Sorry you’re bothered.

October 27, 2005 @ 2:34 am | Comment

Oh, and there are only two sentences, not three.

October 27, 2005 @ 2:35 am | Comment

Well, I’d hate to be called a wanker. Certainly when students mutter this under their breath I don’t think of it as ‘endearing’.

October 27, 2005 @ 4:20 am | Comment

A bit tongue in cheek, calling it a term of endearment. But in Left Blogistan, it simply means “jerk.” See the Atrios post I link to.

October 27, 2005 @ 4:52 am | Comment

Do you know what it actually means?

October 27, 2005 @ 7:40 am | Comment


I said two out of three, as in there is one sentence that I can show to my mother and two that I can’t.

Cussing doesn’t do anything to establish a blogger’s credibility as being serious about current issues.

Keir, my American English is pretty poor, but as far as I’m aware a w*nker is somebody who wouldn’t be welcome to watch my daughters’ gym class unless they kept both hands in plain site, but who would find gainful employment in a Chinese hairdresser’s shop where the lights were a nice shade of ……

October 29, 2005 @ 8:08 am | Comment

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