After watching the coverage by CNN of the Whitehouse Correspondent's Dinner, last night, I realized that the backup for the regular correspondents who were all at the dinner have a long way to go before they are ready for Prime Time. Led by Don Lemon, these 4 fell over each other trying to be uber cool. Then they called on Ben Stein who basically sat in another studio in L.A. and nicely pointed out in his curmudgeonly but to the point commentary, what a bunch of whiny, muddling, wannabes these 4 were trying to talk over each other with their failed one-up at any cost tactics.
Ben commented that Joel McHale's attempts at humor were lame and over the top but the 4 CNN correspondents sounded like a bunch of cackling hyenas as they backed McHale to the hilt because they would never want to end up backing Ben, the Old Fart.
All in all, it was great to watch Ben chew these 4 up without them even realizing how immature he was making them look. I must admit that Don Lemon got it toward the end but then at age 45, he should.
Before you younger readers dismiss the above as just the rantings of another Old Fart, it might be worthwhile to click the link and see why this country needs Old Farts. (Outside of the fact that if you are too nasty to us, we'll end up leaving your inheritances to Wildlife Foundations.)
This goes under the category of "this can't be true." I don't care what the circumstances were. You just don't taser an 80 year old woman. To make it worse, she broke her hip when she fell and we all know what a broken hip means to a person of this age. According to the article, she suffers from dementia, speaks little English and had a kitchen knife. What was the cop thinking? How could an 80 year old woman be a threat to 3 cops who are probably less than 1/2 her age and twice her size unless she had a gun?
An article by The Globe and Mail's Gary Mason claims that even though Justin Trudeau broke the law by smoking pot, at least he is honest because he admitted it. So how come this just came out now? Could it be there is an election next year and anyone who is supportive of legalizing pot is going to get the younger vote? Of course that's why Trudeau did this follow up on pot to his previous wishes to legalize marijuana in Canada.
Isn't the Globe and Mail the same rag that ran an expose on mayor Rob Ford's brother, Doug as being a major marijuana dealer back when he was a teenager? They claimed their sources were protected so they couldn't substantiate the story, but they obviously wanted on the "Slam the Fords" train that the Toronto Star started a couple of years ago.
So I guess the Globe doesn't think selling pot is right but smoking it is? Truth is that is not yet legal to do so in Canada unless it is for medical purposes but I guess breaking the law isn't as important to the Globe as it is to being truthful. They also said that a mayor should be held to a higher level of scrutiny but I guess the leader of the country doesn't come under the same microscope.
Regardless of their double standards, Mason really got sucked in on this one. Or is he just showing his true colours as a Liberal?