Saturday, August 17, 2013

Noah Smith Explains the Fox News Bubble for All Time -- Without Even Mentioning Fox

Sources familiar with Noah Smith
claim this might be a picture of him.
First-year finance professor at SUNY and blogger without peer -- at least in making economics funnier than shit -- has advanced the scholarship miles and miles on the nature of the Fox News Bubble. (Example on Fox and Friends from just yesterday: Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi.)

Smith, as no other blogger I know, is just the person most qualified to establish not only the meaning of the term "derp" but also to show how vital the term is to today's discourse.

Read his explanation here. I won't quote it because it's unfair to take his masterful work of scholarship and steal only a snippet for critical review. It deserves to be read as a whole piece.

I will, however, offer a tease. Smith reaches his crescendo of magnificence -- and relevance -- with this line:
That twerp just herped a flerp of derp!
Read the whole piece, and don't skip the comments.

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