: James Wolcott, antimatter to Bernie Goldberg’s matter, taunts him in promoing an appearance on Al Franken’s show:
As many of you are no doubt aware, Al outranks me. He’s #37 on Bernard Goldberg’s list of the 100 people screwing up America–a book that should be more properly titled, Hey, You Liberals, Get Off My Lawn!–while I place at #64. Yet I’m not envious. If anything, I’m embarrassed that my ranking is as high as it is. I’ve only been screwing up America for a few paltry years while Oliver Stone and others who placed below me in this feebleminded gimmick of a fake book have spent decades of blood, sweat, and tears trying to undermine everything Goldberg holds dear in the studios of Fox News, where he seems to have set up a cot in the green room so that he can be always on call.
And, I know, by merely quoting that, I’ll be asked by commenters: “Haven’t you learned?” Oh, yes, I have.