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JIM RUTH GETS THE FJM TREATMENT

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

As the writers at Lawyers, Guns, and Money already noted, only the fact that the following opinion piece ran in the Washington Post (which presumably checks on such things) stands between us and the conclusion that it is a parody and its author is not a real person. "Jim Ruth" is taglined as a "retired […]

A VERY STUPID ARGUMENT GETS THE FJM TREATMENT

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

Rarely am I moved to revive the FJM Treatment these days, as it tends to be very labor-intensive to write and it's not often that I have the time. But when Mike Konczal – Those of you who have been around forever remember him, and those who haven't probably know his current work – shared […]

ALLEN WEST WOULD GET THE FJM TREATMENT IF HE WASN'T SUCH A TERRIBLE AND UNFOCUSED WRITER

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Did you guys know that Allen West is still alive? True story, he is. He has the world's worst website and he has just used it to share with the world one of the most amazing things you'll ever see. It bears the title, just in case you're afraid that the preceding description isn't going […]

RICHARD STELLAR SOUNDS LIKE A FAKE PORN NAME, EARNS THE FJM TREATMENT

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

It was only a matter of time. You knew that if you were patient, some op-ed hack would describe the media's treatment of Bill Cosby as "rape." They might even, if they are particularly sophomoric and unoriginal, entitle a defense of The Cos "The Rape of Bill Cosby." It is the kind of thing so […]

PUBLIC OPINION IN REAL AMERICA, FJM STYLE

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Most of my friends live in cities. Real cities. Places where people read books and have hopes and dreams. Little bubbles that seal out most of the things urbanites know to be true about Real America, things from which they want to hide. I am intensely jealous of all of these people, because it has […]

ALLEN WEST GETS THE FJM TREATMENT AND OWES ME FIVE DOLLARS

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

You're just going to have to trust me on this one because I have no way of proving it, but before I read this post on Donald Sterling from Tea Party icon / ex-Congressman Allen West (who managed the amazing feat of being too insane for Florida voters) I bet myself $5 that he would […]

ROSS DOUTHAT GETS A BIG GAY FJM TREATMENT

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

It's hard being the New York Times. The modern media paradigm necessitates Fairness to Both Sides and the inclusion of Conservative Voices. The Times' target audience, though, will not tolerate the level of stupidity and factual inaccuracy (remember the brief NYT-Bill Kristol marriage?) from the average right wing columnist. The paper is forced to find […]

RICHARD COHEN GETS THE FJM TREATMENT AND PROBABLY ALSO FIRED

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

You've probably heard about this one already, so there's little I need to do here in terms of setup. Sometimes I question my purpose in life; at other times it is so very clear why I was put on this Earth. When I first read Richard Cohen's latest, I had one of those moments of […]

THOMAS SOWELL GETS A SPORTING FJM TREATMENT

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Is this strictly "No Politics" for NPF? No. But since it is ostensibly about football and you were deprived of a real post on Thursday I feel it is appropriate to bring you the great philosopher of race Thomas Sowell, currently serving a lifetime appointment as the Token Black Guy of the C- and D-list […]

JOHN STOSSEL GETS A SPECIAL ROMAN FJM TREATMENT

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Full disclosure: I'm doing sloppy seconds on John Stossel's stupidity. Jim Wright has already taken a whack at this column (structured around a reference to my favorite book to boot) but he made what I believe is the fatal mistake of attempting to take it seriously. Mr. Wright appears to be what is known as […]