Thursday, May 16, 2013

Quote of the Day

"I can’t be entirely indifferent to the shitty-ass, reach-around snark of some fellow who rushes to throw under the bus people about whom he has no knowledge whatsoever -- and does so to gain a dishonest point in a fucking tweet war."

-- David Simon on Bravo's Andy Cohen, who insinuated on Twitter that there may be something shady involved in the tax incentives Simon's show, Treme, is getting from the city of New Orleans

After awesomely proclaiming "fuck Twitter" and taking to his blog so that he could go into the necessary detail, Simon proceeded to verbally stomp Cohen for his snotty little passive-aggressive accusation. There are a lot of facts and figures and general financial wonkery to this story, but all you really need to know about the online back and forth -- which by the way also involves Anthony Bourdain, who's a regular writer for Treme -- is who the people involved are.

Andy Cohen is a sycophantic, self-aggrandizing asshole who shamefully carries himself like a gay minstrel show and whose network is responsible for more culturally toxic programming than almost any other on television. David Simon created The Wire. End of story.


JohnF said...

I'd feel even better about this if Treme wasn't so boring. Still, creating The Wire gives him carte blanche pretty much forevermore. And Andy Cohen's a dimwit.

pknaack1 said...

Ha! Just looked at Wikipedia:

"Andy Cohen (born June 2, 1968) is an American television executive, host, author, and quite easily one of the worst human beings imaginable."

I don't imagine this comment will survive long.

Izar Talon said...

I don't mean to be a pain in the ass nitpicker, but you wrote "tax inventives" rather than "tax incentives."

Or you may have intended to, and either it's an established term I'm just not aware of, or it's a pretty clever word you made up combining "inventive incentives." In which case I'm just a dumbass.

But on the off chance that it's a typo, I just wanted to give you a heads-up.

I apologize if I'm out of line.

Chez said...

Corrected. I'm exhausted today. Been working since 4:30am.

Izar Talon said...

No need to worry. I know what that's like. It actually sounded clever enough the way it was that I honestly couldn't tell if it wasn't intentional wordplay :)