Sarah Palin calls Tori Spelling ‘inspiring’

Besides gushing over the former “90210″ prop, the reality show star turned “Today” host defended Jessica Simpson and criticized the new Steve Jobs biopic because she doesn’t like it when actors are paid to play real people. I guess she’d prefer Jobs portray himself.

Mr. Burns run for Governor fails refuses to eat fish

Memo to Joe the Asshole: The media is not your P.R. arm

“Mr. Burns, your campaign has the momentum of a runaway train. Why are you so popular?”

It appears tea partiers take their cues from the Springfield despot when it comes to dealing with the media. Joe the Plumber, who on Tuesday secured the GOP nomination for Congress in Ohio, threw a hissy fit after a CNN anchor asked him if he still doesn’t want gay people “anywhere near” his children.

In an interview with CBS News’ Political Hotsheet, Wurzelbacher suggested that CNN had invited him on the show under false pretenses because “they asked me to come on the show to talk about what I want to do and accomplish,” and then questioned him on social issues.

Remember Sharron Angle, the dingbat U.S. Senate candidate from Nevada who couldn’t defeat Harry Reid in a Republican year? She refused to appear on any mainstream networks during her campaign because they wouldn’t let your ask for money or pimp her website.

The Angles and¬†Wurzelbachers of the world exist in a bubble where it’s perfectly acceptable to spout homophobic slurs and speak in empty platitudes. The media’s job is not to regurgitate your propaganda — that’s¬†what Fox and Friends are for.

CNN’s coverage of Whitney Houston funeral certain to take obsequiousness to new heights

Hyperbolic twat Piers Morgan and Don Lemon (who, when covering another famous singer’s death a few years ago, called Michael Jackson “an accidental civil rights leaders” and accused critics of CNN’s wall-to-wall coverage of being “elitist”) will co-anchor Whitney Houston’s funeral Saturday in what is sure to be a new low for the network that Ted built.

Piers Morgan interviewing Jermaine Jackson on CNN, as predicted

I didn’t predict the embarrassing assist from Don Lemming, er, Lemon, but otherwise, I called it:

The 10 Most Annoying People of 2011: Piers Morgan

When he wasn’t pimping the royal wedding as the most significant event since man learned to walk, obsequious twat Piers Morgan was lauding Matt Damon for turning the 2008 election.

Morgan had mentioned Damon’s decision to criticize Sarah Palin during the last presidential campaign:

So [you] won the election. Because you focused people’s attention in one moment on what was an extraordinary situation, where someone could come from nowhere, as you rightly said, and potentially run the country.

We can only hope perjury is a firing offense at CNN.

We’re halfway home — click here for the other honorees.

Except for the gulags, genocides and one-party rule, Communism was just dandy

The Guardian’s Neil Clark is a last-minute entrant for Useful Idiot of the Year:

No one questions that Havel, who went to prison twice, was a brave man who had the courage to stand up for his views. Yet the question which needs to be asked is whether his political campaigning made his country, and the world, a better place.

Havel’s anti-communist critique contained little if any acknowledgement of the positive achievements of the regimes of eastern Europe in the fields of employment, welfare provision, education and women’s rights. Or the fact that communism, for all its faults, was still a system which put the economic needs of the majority first.