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July 08, 2005

Hitchens vs. Little Ronnie

i think i love Christopher Hitchens.

Posted by annika, Jul. 8, 2005 | TrackBack (0)
Rubric: annikapunditry


Just a note to warn you before you throw your life away chasing Christopher Hitchens.

He is a sterling beacon of democracy when talking about terrorism but he is a miserable jerk the rest of the time.

Posted by: Jake on Jul. 8, 2005

When Reagan died, Hitchens practically pissed on his grave with his column at the time. The same goes for the Pope John Paul's and Mother Teresa's funerals.

I love what he has done as a staunch proponent of the War on Terror, but that bastard is still on my shitlist.

Posted by: reagan80 on Jul. 8, 2005

Hitch has his flaws, but he's a marvelous phrase turner.

Posted by: Casca on Jul. 8, 2005

Met him in Berkeley a few years back. I'll tell him to give you a ring, but better have extra smokes and scotch.

Posted by: d-rod on Jul. 8, 2005

He is useful in this war on terror, but lets not forget the real reason he is against the Jihadists. It is because his life is filled with rage and hate against all religion. If he had his way there would be a nice big reeducation camp for christians and orthodox jews as well.
Lefties dont usualy change their spots.

Posted by: Kyle on Jul. 9, 2005

Kyle, perhaps Christopher and brother Peter need to be "re-integrated" into one Hitchens...OTOH, since their positions appear to be diametrically opposite on every issue, I suppose it could be like bringing matter and antimatter together.

Gets one to wondering which one is the Evil Spock, since they seem to trade the beard back and forth.

Posted by: Dave J on Jul. 9, 2005

Hitchens was quite repulsive when Reagan died.

Nonetheless, he can land a verbal pimp slap like few journalists can. It's nice to see Ron on the end of it.

Posted by: Mark on Jul. 10, 2005

It is because his life is filled with rage and hate against all religion. - Kyle

Uhhh, I think that's a little simplistic. Criticism shouldn't be confused with hate when it is well reasoned. Some acts attributed to God in the so-called Holy Scriptures are just downright evil. Hitch is able to make tough valid arguments based on facts and history whether we always agree with him or not.

Posted by: d-rod on Jul. 10, 2005

With all due respect, I stand by what I wrote. I have read enough of his stuff to see the hatred that boils there. He might not even be aware of how much he hates, but he does, alot.
if you dont believe me reread his obituary of Mother Theresa

Posted by: Kyle on Jul. 10, 2005

Sure, I was going to mention the Mother Theresa thing was rather mean-spirited and over the top. I believe he wrote about her while she was still alive or maybe I missed the "obituary". He wrote a compelling argument about JFK's assassination too, which I thought fascinating at the time but now think dead wrong. I'm not sure the wrath he has for Henry Kissinger is deserved, but it's Hitch's pit bull style that I respect.

Posted by: d-rod on Jul. 10, 2005