Saturday July 4, 2020

Deriding the Democrats

Spanking The Donkey: Dispatches From The Dumb Season: by Matt Taibbi, New Press, €23.

2nd July, 2005

Spanking The Donkey: Dispatches From The Dumb Season: by Matt Taibbi, New Press, €23.

Satirist Matt Taibbi is utterly contemptuous of American politicians, and of the spineless American media. The “donkey'‘ he whacks in this book is members of the Democratic Party, while the “dumb season'‘ is the clash of the straw men from which John Kerry emerged as the party's presidential candidate.

In one outstanding passage, Taibbi describes the Boston...

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