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Wednesday, August 09, 2006

What Happened to Dennis Miller?

I just read that Dennis Miller has been hired by Fox News to join the Hannity and Colmes show this fall. He will also apparently contribute editorial content to the Fox News website.

What has come over this guy in recent years? Remember when Dennis Miller was a refreshingly non-partisan (or Libertarian, if anything) voice of reason who blasted both sides of the American political cockfight with equal vigor? Lately he's become an obtuse, boorish, right wing blowhard, and the biggest cheerleader for the Bush administration since Bill O'Reilly. Is he on the White House payroll now?

What a disappointment. At one time, Dennis Miller could be counted on for lucid, hilarious, no-bullshit observations on current events and American politics that resounded with insightfulness and good sense. But now he's just another pundit with a Republican agenda.

Miller's also started to take on that obnoxious, self-satisfied, impenetrable air of a guy who only listens to one person anymore -- himself. I call that Ted Nugent Syndrome.

I miss the old Dennis Miller.

2 Comments:

Blogger IamGnosis said...

Hi Andee...

I saw Dennis Miller at a lecture series in LA, my friend's husband runs the Universal Amphitheater where Miller was speaking as part of a series run by the University of Judaism… Now I knew he had a conversion before I went to the lecture, but I was shocked to hear the depth of his vitriol. His position is simply based on the survival of the fittest, “the brown people attacked us, now we need to carpet bomb the brown people, and president Bust is the right man for the job!” When asked if he thought the response was out of proportion to the attack on us, and that it was mostly innocent people getting killed, he responded by saying “sometimes it’s a good thing to thin out the herd” thin out the herd, to an audience brought together by the University of Judaism, there was a lot of thinning out the herd in Bergen-Belsen and Dachau, but then again Miller’s new friend’s grandfather did business with the Nazis and tried to convince FDR to ally with the Nazis… The sad thing about the whole evening was that he was never really clever, smart or funny. He was just a braggart sitting on a stage selling an act for a fee.

But after seeing him, and listening to what he said and how he said it, I came to the conclusion that our old irreverent clever intelligent friend, Dennis Miller, never really existed, all he was and is, is a poor shlump trying to make as much money as he can anyway possible, I hear he sells human skin lampshades on e-bay now…

And here’s the lesson, have faith in no one but yourself and believe in nothing but the power chords you make with your awesome guitar, after all, you look so sexy doing it…

2:26 PM  
Blogger IamGnosis said...

Hi Andee...

I saw Dennis Miller at a lecture series in LA, my friend's husband runs the Universal Amphitheater where Miller was speaking as part of a series run by the University of Judaism… Now I knew he had a conversion before I went to the lecture, but I was shocked to hear the depth of his vitriol. His position is simply based on the survival of the fittest, “the brown people attacked us, now we need to carpet bomb the brown people, and president Bust is the right man for the job!” When asked if he thought the response was out of proportion to the attack on us, and that it was mostly innocent people getting killed, he responded by saying “sometimes it’s a good thing to thin out the herd” thin out the herd, to an audience brought together by the University of Judaism, there was a lot of thinning out the herd in Bergen-Belsen and Dachau, but then again Miller’s new friend’s grandfather did business with the Nazis and tried to convince FDR to ally with the Nazis… The sad thing about the whole evening was that he was never really clever, smart or funny. He was just a braggart sitting on a stage selling an act for a fee.

But after seeing him, and listening to what he said and how he said it, I came to the conclusion that our old irreverent clever intelligent friend, Dennis Miller, never really existed, all he was and is, is a poor shlump trying to make as much money as he can anyway possible, I hear he sells human skin lampshades on e-bay now…

And here’s the lesson, have faith in no one but yourself and believe in nothing but the power chords you make with your awesome guitar, after all, you look so sexy doing it…

2:27 PM  

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