“I’m mad as hell, and I’m not gonna make stale Network references anymore!”
Wouldn’t you love to hear your least favorite progressive talker make that their new year’s resolution?
And let’s recall the 2010 leftist media gang-bang that was The Ubiquitous “Lonesome Rhodes” Reference.
Keith Olbermann, Oliver Stone, too many HuffPo “writers” to name here and Keith Olbermann again could not stop talking about the lesser-known movie gem A Face in the Crowd (1957), which tells the sorry tale of a drunken hickster conman elevated to radio stardom, and which clearly foreshadowed the rise of Keith Olbermann Glenn Beck!!
After all, the lead character, Lonesome Rhodes, gets millions of his followers to laugh obediently at his stupid jokes, flock to his big rallies and even vote the way he tells them to — just like Jon Stewart Rush Limbaugh!!!
Rhodes even testifies before a gullible Congressional Committee on a matter of national — oh wait, that was Stephen Colbert. Playing a fictional character. Under oath. Never mind. That was totally cool and not weird or disturbing at all.
Now a new old movie is about to make its not-really-long-awaited debut on DVD. Wait until the leftwing punditocracy gets hold of… WUSA (1970)!