July 21, 2006

Groucho is rolling in his grave

John Marx, who pens tepid pieces for the Dispatch/Argus featuring what I guess is humor apparently aimed at those who find the comic strip "Nancy" hilarious, today did his thing on his experience getting stuck in a traffic jam waiting for Dick "Dick" Cheney's motorcade to pass.

Needless to say, he went to Cheney's hunting incident for material no fewer than 10 times by my count.

The only thing worse than that overkill was that he didn't even know the facts about the incident he mined so heavily for comedy gold.
What's neat about my world is that if I'm covering a big shot -- and Vice President Dick Cheney, aka The Great White Hunter for his ability to shoot a hunting partner in the bee-hind, is a big shot -- I never get stuck in a big-shot roadblock.
No, what's neat about your world, John, is that you don't have to know what you're talking about. (and neither apparently, do your editors)

Granted, Marx couldn't be confused with a reporter, and he aims to please the "average guy" demographic, but shouldn't he at least know simple facts that the average guy (or young kid) knows, such as that Cheney shot an attorney in the face, not the "bee-hind"?

The D/A's Wundrum wanna-be has a ways to go.


At 7/21/2006 11:22 PM, Blogger diehard said...

It is between him and Joe Payne as to who writes the most tedious columns. About how theie kid wet the bed or whatever.
Did these guys inheret their jobs at the Dispatch?
I mean the Argus /Dispatch is one AWFUL newspaper but add in the nepotisim and it really,really,really, makes it bad!

At 7/23/2006 1:00 AM, Blogger haydesigner in SD said...

So does this make Cheney a better or worse person?

At 7/23/2006 5:49 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Hay.. I wish you would have taken the time to write a few more words, as I'm not sure I understand what the "this" in your question is.

Do you mean the fact that he shot someone in the face rather than the butt?

I think that doesn't make a lot of difference when it come to Cheney being a "better" or "worse" person.

That's certainly not the object here.

But he's pretty rotten either way, according to about 80% of the public, if you believe several polls.

At 7/23/2006 9:25 AM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

Marx is not hitting a note for the average guy by any means. He is a totally dye in the wool Republican and kiss up to every chamber member, leader, and republican office holder in town.

He is about as right wing fundamentalist as Bush but every once in a while he tries to pretend he is like the average Joe - only it's usually to support the troops or wave the flag or one of the choosen Republican blue collar issues set up to steal votes from the working man and keep the Republicans in majority or power or whatever.

Marx has no talent as a comedian (I have seen him at chamber events) and his writing is awful and hardly passes as professional quality. I tend to skip his column as a routine and do not read it because it is so disappointing in my experience.


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