How can Patton still be a liberal? He likes logic and reading and being rational about stuff, yet liberal culture has become one big indignation competition. Today, he took on Salon yet again because for some godforsaken reason, he still expects them to be reasonable. You might as well fact-check Gawker. Anyways, here’s how it went down…
Huh. @Salon defends Colbert against PC outrage. Usually they’re the ones whipping it up. The irony is killing me: http://bit.ly/1lrHRrm
[He’s discussing this Salon piece -Ed]
. @pattonoswalt @Salon Impossible for different writers to have different opinions? We also ran 2 contrasting Gwyneth pieces on same day.
@embeedub @Salon There’s “different opinions” and then there’s “willful ignorance in the service of click bait.”
Seriously, did you just say “contrasting Gwyneth pieces” to prop up @Salon
‘s journalism cred? Wow. WOW.
@pattonoswalt @embeedub a guy who’s still cashing KING OF QUEENS residuals is lecturing a website for publishing things people will click on
.@pareene @embeedub Good one. I don’t think you know how “residuals” work, or how they relate to manufactured outrage. You’re adorable.
.@pareene @embeedub Wait, is this true? You started your career at fucking GAWKER and you’re giving me shit for KING OF QUEENS?!? #wheee
.@pareene @embeedub I’m sorry, I know I shouldn’t dwell but…Gawker? GAWKER?!? AHAhahahahaHAHAHAHA!!!!! Holy shit dude, you’re the best.
Arguing with @Salon on Twitter. I’d forgotten what it was like playing DOOM with infinite lives and ammo.
@pattonoswalt @embeedub yes patton i took paychecks from Gawker to produce work ppl would hopefully enjoy that was sort of my point #wheee
@pattonoswalt @embeedub anyway i enjoyed your performance in YOUNG ADULT tho I didn’t buy you as a rural minnesotan cheers it’s been fun
.@pareene @embeedub “It’s been fun” = “uncle” (Since you like using “body slam”, “takedown” & “TKO” so much in your writing)
@pattonoswalt @embeedub haha ok i can tell you are familiar with my work
.@pareene @embeedub I hope it’s mutual when I tell you that your work is a CONSTANT source of hilarity for me.
@pattonoswalt @embeedub i am indeed saying “uncle” because this is embarrassing for everyone involved but you are “punching down”
.@pareene @embeedub I could power Scranton for a year from your spinning. Go green!
I wrote this, last June, about @Salon. It still applies today, only doubly so: http://bit.ly/1aomChL
UPDATE: After this hullabaloo surfaced, Salon ran a piece contradicting their first piece. Now they’re mad at Colbert. That’s the problem when your agenda is driven by snarky beta males and spinsters. The only consistency you have is a perpetual fear of being called out.