What in the Hell is a Wonkette?Friday, July 3, 2009
Wonkette, if you have the good fortune of not knowing, is a left-liberal site that manages to consider itself cheeky and iconoclastic while endorsing only the most exquisitely conventional, establishment-approved opinions. If you’re not located somewhere along that fantastic spectrum of genius that ranges from Chuck Schumer to Arlen Specter, Wonkette will expose you to the world as the misanthropic imbecile you obviously are.
That’s Tom Woods in his latest article for Taki’s Magazine. Wonkettes are “establishment hangers-on.” People of the left who used to oppose conformity and question authority. No longer. The Wonkette website recently attacked Michele Bachmann for daring to question Timothy Geithner about the Treasury Department’s usurpation of authority. The Wonkette author referred to Tom and others as being “Ron Paul circle jerks” because they have spoken at Ron Paul lunches where congressional members attend and learn Austrian Economics. Now a final point about Wonkettes, or pro-establishment, lackey leftists.
The Wonkette kids are like the popular group in high school that wanted to belong to the fashionable causes, since that’s what the other popular kids did, but made sure they weren’t too ostentatious in their devotion to those causes. We can’t be too different, you understand. Just cool. Just different enough to be able to sneer at the rest of mankind and its stupid, unenlightened opinions, but not so different that we won’t get invited to cocktail parties at the homes of people who matter.
Now imagine those people running a website, and you’ve got Wonkette.