Monday, March 20, 2006

Richard Belzer Knows Stuff

Mitch notes the condescension stink lines emanating from Richard Belzer's head during an episode of that condescension festival otherwise known as Real Time With Bill Maher:

On March 17th's episode of Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO, actor and comedian Richard Belzer claimed he is more educated about the war in Iraq than our troops who have been there. And claiming that our troops don't really know anything about the war in Iraq was not the only insult Belzer cast at the troops. (See Newsbusters.org)

You think everyone over there is a college graduate? They're 19 and 20-year-old kids who couldn't get a job," he said disparaging the troops, to Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R Fla) on Maher's show.

In a condescending way, Belzer claimed he was much more informed than any US soldier because they don't read "twenty newspapers a day" like he apparently claims to do.

He told Representative Ros-Lehtinen that her step-son, currently serving in Iraq, isn't a "brilliant scholar about the war because he's there."

[Here, LearnedFoot fires up his good friend wikipedia]

Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, [Belzer] grew up with his parents and older brother. He worked as a paperboy and became known for his uncontrollable wit, which caused him to be kicked out of every school he attended. After high school he was a reporter for the Bridgeport Post. He unsuccessfully attended junior college and later enlisted in the Army. He soon realized it was a mistake and tried to get out. (Internal links to Bridgeport and Bridgeport Post excised -ed.)

And now we all do the "In Your Face, Dick" Dance!

Nothing like hoisting someone on their own Belzer.

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