May 27, 2008, - 9:46 am

“Our” Dummy: Meet the “Conservative” Paris Hilton

By Debbie Schlussel
When people ask me why I attack fraudulent “conservatives” almost as much as I attack liberals, Los Angeles-based “conservative” radio talk show host Kevin James is Exhibit A. A fricking idiot, if I ever saw one.
This guy is a complete ignoramus, a Sean Hannity in the making. He is so clueless that he made for great-but-painful television on MSNBC recently. For the record, I don’t like Chris Matthews and never have, but in this video where he nails James, he’s 100% on target. Kevin James–who is clueless about Neville Chamberlain’s famous handover of the Sudetenland (part of Czechoslavakia) to Hitler in exchange for “peace”–is a complete moron, an empty vessel of hot air, and an example of how only idiots and airheads who pretend to be conservatives are the ones getting talk shows, today.


If you have any intelligence, you won’t get a show (but for the brilliant Rush Limbaugh, Sirius’ Mike Church, San Francisco’s Lee Rodgers, Oklahoma’s Pat Campbell, and a very scant few other exceptions). You have to be a know-nothing, like James or “The View’s” Elisabeth Hasselbeck, or a plagiarist and fabricator, like Monica Crowley, or a combination of both, like Vannity.
I don’t usually agree with liberal columnist Len Pitts, but he’s on the money on James and what he represents:

If thoughtful conservatives see the disconnect, if they have the intellectual integrity to find it shameful, the news flash is, thoughtful conservatives no longer predominate their ideology.
No, that honor goes to unthoughtful conservatives, the loud, proudly ignorant voices of talk radio, books and television of which Kevin James is now the poster child. . . .
They are geniuses at rhetoric . . . that rouses the rabble and lets them feel aggrieved, while simultaneously having the intellectual heft of cotton balls. But they can no more step beyond that rhetoric than Gilligan could step off his island. There is no there, there.
Still, every once in a while, one is required to stand and deliver. His inability to do so says everything you need to know about James and his brand of conservatism.
During the MSNBC interview, his opposite number, Mark Green of the liberal Air America radio network, gave James some advice: “When you’re in a hole, stop digging.”
James, whose station, KRLA, might want to rethink its slogan — “Intelligent. Conservative.” — did not listen.
So I figure he’s halfway to China by now. If we’re lucky, he’ll take the other unthoughtful conservatives with him.

I’d bet that if Hannity had been in that seat, he would have been equally as ignorant of the answer to Matthews’ repeated question. (I’m sure he’s looked it up since . . . just in case.)
For the record, I agree that Obama is an appeaser and that his strategy echoes that of Chamberlain and the Munich Agreement. And Matthews is wrong that talking to the enemy is not appeasement. It, in fact, often is. And we’ve, frankly, talked to Iran enough. It’s gotten us nowhere. But, unlike James, I actually know what I’m talking about. People like this guy can’t make the point because they’re so incredibly ignorant of history (and frankly, actual conservative opinion versus talking points they got through google; any monkey can google).
With so many airheads and frauds like James, Hannity, Hasselbeck, and Crowley dominating the public face of the conservative movement, I think I hear Miss Teen USA South Carolina blushing. “U.S. Americans, the Iraq . . . such as.”
Oh, and one other thing: Kevin James was an Assistant U.S. Attorney before his tour of non-duty as an ignoramus talk-show host. Any wonder why the Justice Department is completely incompetent?

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6 Responses

You have to think and present a reasoned case. Any idiot can string words together. That’s not an argument. The conservative movement has fallen on hard times because the frauds and poseurs in its ranks couldn’t present a thoughtful case for conservatism, either since they don’t believe in it or they’re good at sound-bites but not developing a position that could get people to sit up and take notice. With the Kevin James-Sean Hannity types around, its no wonder few people pay much attention to what the Right says. The more intelligent conservative voices – the truly authentic ones in the movement, are isolated in a leftist zeitgest – which is where with some exceptions, the U.S appears to be heading in November.

NormanF on May 27, 2008 at 10:45 am

Matthews and their ilk look for the flaming idiot to represent the right to stereotype conservatives as knuckle-dragging screamers.
It’s like the news finding the only illiterate redneck in 50 miles to interview about the tornado.
[S: WELL, HE DIDN'T HAVE TO LOOK TOO HARD. THIS ISN'T AN ILLITERATE REDNECK NEAR A TORNADO. THIS IS A HOST OF A TALK SHOW IN ONE OF AMERICA'S TWO LARGEST MEDIA MARKETS AND A LAW SCHOOL GRAD AND FORMER FEDERAL PROSECUTOR. DS]

Stick on May 27, 2008 at 10:45 am

I seldom watch Matthews but unfortunately I happened to land on that spot that night and it was gut wrenching to watch the ignorant unread moron twist in the wind. Hell, Matthews was even polite about it. He gave James more than one chance to explain what Chamberlain had actually done but James exposed the harsh reality that he has never a history book.

Frank Laughter on May 27, 2008 at 10:55 am

This guy is typical of most talk show hosts. Most of the talk shows, even so-called conservative consists of mindless chatter. I don’t want to downplay the valuable work many of them did to oppose one amnesty bill after another, but for people to depend on these characters to know what is going on means that they really won’t know anythng except limited aspects of the hot-button issue of the day. There’s still nothing like the written word.

c f on May 27, 2008 at 4:29 pm

Debbie: Couldn’t agree with you more about Rush, but I think the top-tier guy who really nails these idiots on a regular basis (love his show) is the great Mark Levin, who pulls no punches, shall we say.
You would think that anybody going on a talk show (even on miserable MS-LSD, as Mr. Levin characterizes that worthless cable network), would take a few minutes to read a history book (or you could just Google — or use Ask.com, if you prefer; I do — “Chamberlain,” and/or “Munich 1938,” and/or “Sudetenland,” etc.) and at least try to achieve a basic understanding of what actually happened at that fateful meeting between the British PM and Herr Chancellor Hitler (who knew from the moment of meeting Mr. Chamberlain that he could “roll” him with the greatest of ease; sounds painfully familiar as regards our “leaders” of today, who will apparently do anything not to upset the poor, poor offended Muslims in our midst and across the globe, even handing them our country, piece by piece, day by day, til it’s all gone).
[TEIN: SORRY, BUT I DO NOT SHARE YOUR ENTHUSIASM FOR HIM AND HIS SILLY PETA-STYLE CRYING OVER HIS DEAD DOG. HE IS SMARTER THAN HIS GOOD FRIEND HANNITY, BUT NOT MUCH BETTER THAN HIM. I FIND HIM COMPLETELY ANNOYING, OBNOXIOUS, AND UNENTERTAINING. HIS RUSH TO ATTACK THE GREAT WALL ST. JOURNAL WRITER DOROTHY RABINOWITZ AS "AN OLD BAG" (HE'S NO SPRING CHICKEN, HIMSELF) BECAUSE SHE SUPPORTED JOHN MCCAIN, WAS AN OUTRAGE. AND HIS WILLINGNESS TO OPENLY LOOK THE OTHER WAY AND GIVE EXCUSES FOR PAN-ISLAMIST SPENCER ABRAHAM WORKING FOR FRED THOMPSON'S PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN WAS SICKENING. HE ONLY HAS A SHOW FOR ONE REASON--HE'S A LAPDOG FRIEND OF VANNITY'S AND HIS SHOW IS SOLD AS A PACKAGE DEAL WITH VANNITY'S. DS]

theendisnear on May 27, 2008 at 4:47 pm

Wow, that KJ appearance on PMSNBC (thanks, Rush) was hard to watch…thankfully that clip appeared on a network not known for its ratings prowess.
..and I think its time to give that Miss Tenn USA-SC clip a rest. We all know that she wasn’t really from SC… owing to the fact that she was wearing shoes and had a full set of teeth. ; )
S-Ops

Southernops on May 28, 2008 at 8:24 am

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