It’s Symbolic Of Course

by Belle Waring on July 6, 2006

Michael Ledeen fails to think things through:

In today’s “reportage” of the World Cup semifinal between Italy and Germany, the (lefty) Washington Post reported that the game-winning goal was scored on a left-footed kick, while the (righty) Washington Times reported it was scored on a right-footed kick. The Post account was correct, but don’t you find it mysteriously symbolic of something or other?

I…words fail me.

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almostinfamous 07.06.06 at 1:24 am

er.. is that supposed to make sense, or is he just mad-libbing? oh wait, you said micahel ledeen…he must have had some extra powerful wheaties this morning

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Belle Waring 07.06.06 at 1:27 am

the astonishing thing is that he so blithely trips over “the post account was correct”. doesn’t that make the symbolism…kind of cut against the accuracy of the right-wing media outlets? oh, never mind.

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staffrider 07.06.06 at 2:20 am

Now would that be the first game-winning goal, scored with the left foot, or the second game-winning goal, scored with the right foot? Maybe it’s all symbolic of the new 50-50 political world.

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josh 07.06.06 at 2:26 am

Of course it’s symbolic — of the fact that the Post tends to be more reliable than the Wash. Times.

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Gary Farber 07.06.06 at 3:23 am

Simple: he’s going insane.

Faster, please.

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nick s 07.06.06 at 4:10 am

That can’t be a real Ledeen comment. If it were, it would end ‘…and this means we must nuke Iran.’

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nick s 07.06.06 at 4:15 am

And if it is authentic, I suppose it may offer another reason to support France on Sunday.

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otto 07.06.06 at 4:31 am

Surely this football is just another example of inter-European squabbling over nothing while ignoring the coming Eurabian Ragnarok?

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Ginger Yellow 07.06.06 at 5:07 am

Otto, I think you mean the Day of Rockoning.

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mykej 07.06.06 at 5:34 am

Look, some people say it was the left foot. Some people say right foot. How would we ever really know? Everyone’s entitled to his own opinion after all. Oh, sure, we *could* go look at the tapes, but what would that prove? That some cameras, from some angles, make it appear that one foot was favored over the other. It’s all in the past anyway, so holding people responsible for which foot they saw is silly.

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abb1 07.06.06 at 5:38 am

…the fact that the Post tends to be more reliable than the Wash. Times.

You, liberals. The American people need to hear both sides of the story.

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chris y 07.06.06 at 6:00 am

Dried frog pills, Bursar!

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Carlos 07.06.06 at 6:08 am

No no no. What Ledeen really meant is, “D’Annunzio would have used his hand to score the goal, and no one would have dared to object.”

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Barry 07.06.06 at 8:11 am

“the astonishing thing is that he so blithely trips over “the post account was correct”. doesn’t that make the symbolism…kind of cut against the accuracy of the right-wing media outlets? oh, never mind.”

Posted by Belle Waring

It’s a ‘gaffe'; he said what he thought, giving us a valuable insight into his thought processes.
Or, perhaps not so valuable, because it’s been clear to anybody who cared to look that truth is considered to be an uninteresting curiosity to people like him.

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Belle Waring 07.06.06 at 8:46 am

I only excerpted part of the post. I’m sure he counselled us to bomb Iran further down, but only in some mysterious service to his Shah-lovin’ Iranian exile cronies, and anyway I didn’t read that far because I’m out of dried frog pills and didn’t want my brains to get scrambled. any worse.

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Dan Kervick 07.06.06 at 8:46 am

In another instance of weird symbolism, the National Review reported that Grosso scored the goal with his ass.

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fishbane 07.06.06 at 9:06 am

So the next question is, does he write, or does he type? And which medications are best if one were angling an NR gig?

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norbizness 07.06.06 at 9:15 am

Paradoxically, if you’re actually angling for an NR gig, you are probably already on the medications necessary to make the right impression.

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P O'Neill 07.06.06 at 9:26 am

They’ve got a real roundtable of wit going at the Corner re the final too:

[James S. Robbins]

Between all the switching sides and giving up, how will they finish the match?

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Rasselas 07.06.06 at 9:28 am

Does anyone but Ledeen still read D’Annunzio? Do even Italians remember him, for the most part?

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vanya 07.06.06 at 10:04 am

Italians still read D’Annunzio, at least in school, and he’s still regarded as a “classic.” Probably no one else does.

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Walt 07.06.06 at 11:00 am

This is clearly more evidence that Ledeen is an agent of Italian intelligence.

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JakeBCool 07.06.06 at 12:19 pm

I guess it’s fortunate that I’m left-handed, then, being liberal and all.

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huxley 07.06.06 at 5:04 pm

The Post account was correct, but don’t you find it mysteriously symbolic of something or other?

I have heard that reality has a well-known lefty bias …

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alex 07.07.06 at 11:23 am

Hey, the fluoride we’ve been putting in his water is finally working.

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Cala 07.07.06 at 4:09 pm

He may not be able to mix a metaphor martini, but at least he has nice teeth?

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bi 07.08.06 at 9:47 am

mykej: in your opinion it’s an opinion, but in my opinion it’s a fact.

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Matt 07.08.06 at 11:31 pm

Hmm, I wonder what devilry Ledeen might read into NASCAR, where it’s nothing but left turns…

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