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Reason Writers Around Town: Matt Welch Debates Matthew Yglesias on Bloggingheads TV

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In a segment taped Wednesday morning, Reason Editor in Chief Matt Welch locked horns with Think Progress blogger Matthew Yglesias over the Chas Freeman brouhaha, the omnibus spending package, Democratic attacks on D.C. school district vouchers, card check, and marijuana legalization. Clocks in at just under one hour.

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  1. No discussion on how the thumbnail of Drew Carey in the thread below looks like your (the two of you) beardless bastard offspring?

  2. Well, there is now.

    It’s uncanny.

  3. Why is Matt talking to Peter Jackson? Ask him why he remade fucking King Kong, one of the greatest movies of all time, as the first thing he did coming off the success of LOTR. Because I really want to know the answer to that.

  4. Epi, I don’t know the why, but emergent-great film directors seem to be drawn to remaking classics, whether or not they need to be remade. IE, van Sant with “Psycho.” Could make an argument for Gilliam and Munchausen, but I don’t know how great the original film was.

  5. god the new King Kong sucked so much ass!

  6. Tonio, Van Sant doing Psycho mystified me. Not only is that completely not his style of directing (My Own Private Idaho =/= Hitchcock), but to do it shot for shot? What the hell is the point?!?

    It’s got to be some sort of ego thing. “I’m fucking great, so only I have the mad skillz to remake something great.” Something like that.

    But Jackson completely lost my respect with King Kong How do you go from Braindead/Dead Alive to that?

  7. Why would anyone debate Matthew Yglesias? He’s a dishonest piece of scum. He cannot come up with any defense of Freeman, but he knows that it’s all fault of jews/neocons.

  8. Shut the fuck up, LoneWacko.

  9. Epi: I’m a big van Sant fan, but haven’t seen his “Psycho.” While acknowledging Hitchcock’s greatness, I’m not a fan. Like you, I didn’t see the point.

    One redeeming feature of Jackson’s KK: references to “Heart of Darkness,” especially “it’s not just an adventure story, it it?”

  10. Matt Welch looks like he’s exahausted from masterbating too much.

  11. Tonio, Van Sant doing Psycho mystified me. Not only is that completely not his style of directing (My Own Private Idaho =/= Hitchcock), but to do it shot for shot? What the hell is the point?!?

    Gus Van Sant remade psycho?!! Where the hell was I in 1998?!!

    Gus Van Sant?!! So, was it full of long, contemplative shots sans dialogue?

  12. But Jackson completely lost my respect with King Kong How do you go from Braindead/Dead Alive to that?

    Wait, he made one bad movie (with some awesome set pieces) after making several amazing movies, and he’s completely lost your respect? That’s just silly.

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