Godzilla vs. Mothra! Alien vs. Predator! Whose side do you take in a Twitter match-up between the sanctimonious NYU journalism professor Jay Rosen and daddy’s favorite hemorrhoid on the asshole that is DC media Luke Russert?
You know the answer. Meantime, in my head, Russert is running around the newsroom giving his best Katherine Hepburn calling Jimmy Stewart “Professor” impression.
Bonus points for Roll Call’s Associate Politics Editor David Drucker being so brave as to stand up for Russert’s “journalistic integrity” for asking “tough” questions like isn’t that lady just, like, way too old to lead? That whole 7 years between her and Mitt Romney, man, it’s like a universe of difference. And it’s not like there’s any political context for sexism and ageism aligning when it comes to Pelosi, or even like a politics editor at a venerable DC Congressional analingus center might recall the time Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) threatened to sue the state of New York for age discrimination after the 2000 Census redistricting in which the state lost two seats and so they tried to give the two oldest members of the delegation (her and Rep. Ben Gilman, for the record) the boot.
Nope, tough questions like, “Hey, lady, aren’t you too old for this job?” man, that’s real journalism. Drucker, one of Russert’s “outstanding” supportive colleagues here.
Oh, and this is Russert’s idea of an extra slam: “You must teach the art of not having the fortitude to ask tough questions in person so go retreat behind a blogger screen.” Luke Russert, man of “fortitude,” “tough questions” and beer farts so nasty no one gets in an elevator with him twice.