Tuesday, October 12, 2010

performative politics

A fascinating profile of Ann Coulter in the Times Fashion section on Friday, as she stakes out new ground since the Tea Party has taken over her brand of crazy:
“I happen to think that Ann believes everything she says,” said Bill Maher, the host of “Real Time,” who is a friend. But at the same time, “it is a bunch of show business. You are working in the media. You are in makeup.” For a person like Ms. Coulter, Mr. Maher said, “once they are in the public eye, they don’t want to be irrelevant.”
Something to keep in mind the next time you get all worked up by something that was said on-air by paid pundits...

1 comment:

  1. Everybody knows that politics is theatre. It's just BAD theatre with a bunch of ham actors!