The Radio Equalizer: Brian Maloney

06 July 2005

McDermott Makes Top 100 List

'Baghdad Jim' Makes The Cut

Congressman On Author's Notorious List

While this list is too much fun to miss, sadly, I think the point is lost on Rep. 'Baghdad Jim' McDermott.

Photo of Congressman McDermott
'Baghdad Jim' McDermott
McDermott is so delusional, he wears his 38th ranking on author Bernard Goldberg's new top "100 People Who Are Screwing Up America" list as a badge of honor.

Goldberg, author of 2001's "Bias", has a clever concept for this new book.

The biggest surprise: that it was covered at all in the Seattle Times:

Paris Hilton's parents; the Rev. Al Sharpton; the guy who gave us "Fear Factor;" and Rep. Jim McDermott.

At first glance, they don't have a lot in common. But they are linked for eternity in a new book, "100 People Who Are Screwing Up America (and Al Franken Is # 37)."

McDermott, as it happens, is No. 38. The Democratic congressman from Seattle apparently doesn't pose as big a threat to democracy as comedian-and-leftist radio talkster Franken. But McDermott presents more of a problem than, say, feminist Gloria Steinem, at No. 42, or Enron's disgraced chief executive, Kenneth Lay, who lumbered in at No. 45.

Can't wait to see the book, meanwhile, it's in the Amazon boxes to the right. The book's link is first, the CD version, second.


  • I believe George Bush and Dick Cheney are number 1 and 2 in the book. James Dobson is number three followed by Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Bill O'Reilly at 4, 5 and 6.

    Probably 50% of American would agree and about 90% of the rest of the world. Of course that 50% who support George Bush doesn't can what the rest of the world thinks.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 06 July, 2005 14:41  

  • Actually, Mr. Smarty Pants, Michael Moore, Arthur Sulzberger, and Ted Kennedy are numbers 1, 2, and 3 in his book. But of course, that doesn't matter to someone like you, now does it? Since when do facts matter to liberals?

    Oh, and guess what, YOU GUYS LOST!

    By Anonymous CowboyBebop, at 06 July, 2005 15:34  

  • "Since when do facts matter"

    Certainly not to Repuplicans when it comes to trumping up intelligence and creating fear to justify war.

    You won because the RNC knows how to manipulate stooges better that the DNC. Just ask Armstrong Williams or James Gannon Guckert.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 06 July, 2005 16:00  

  • What a surprise... A rightwing guy thinks lefties are bad for the country?

    And this is news why...?

    By Anonymous Windie, at 06 July, 2005 16:25  

  • McDermott is an idiot, plain and simple. He's in a district of moonbats, elected by moonbats, because he himself is a moonbat. His policies are left of Karl Marx, and his ego is twice the size of Al Franken's. The guy is a tax-and-spend idiot, and a complete and utter waste of space.

    Screw Jim McDermott. Someone else will win in his district, and when he has to cry defeat, we will then know what a simpering simpleton he is.

    And he better wipe the smug off his face, or else I will have to.

    By Blogger Sailor Republica, at 06 July, 2005 16:45  

  • Perhaps the problem with the Hiltons and the daughter they raised is that they were immunized from reality by millions in unearned, undertaxed inherited wealth. The only difference between the Hiltons and a lot of other coupon clipping babies is their brazen leveraging of their own wealth-accumulation-supported decadence to make even more money. That is a thoroughly capitalist activity, one which I'd think would induce a lot of head-spinning cognitive dissonance in any free-market conservative who attacks it.

    Does Mister Goldberg suggest stiffening taxes on estates anywhere in his book, as opposed to the current conservative campaign to repeal the so-called "death tax" and ensure that we will have many, many more Paris Hiltons in the years to come?

    BTW, yes I think even the worst government bureaucrat would do a better job spending Paris Hilton's money than Paris Hilton does.

    Any conservative who rails against
    Paris Hilton is a hypocrite unless he/she also rails against the accumulation of unearned wealth that made Paris Hilton possible.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 06 July, 2005 17:41  

  • Mr.Anonymous? You are ever so wrong. The book that Goldberg put out is ever so accurate. Moore belongs on top because he poses a threat to our country. The outside world is mostly Liberal along with Europe and Canada. These people like Limbaugh and Hannity are very caring and kind who REALLY care for oue country and the world. Bush too is a very caring man.

    As far as your percentages go Liberal. The majority of America agrees the Bush cares...a lot.

    By Blogger raven30, at 12 July, 2005 13:58  

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