Hey Bros!

Welcome to Twitter in Focus where media comes to die.  Today’s contestant is Michael Malice, Fox Pundit and subject of Harvey Pekar’s graphic novel, Ego and Hubris.  I just found out about this GN, gonna have to check it out.  Anyhow, let’s see what Harvey found so fascinating.


First off, that name.  Sounds like he should be a villain in some post-nuclear dystopia.

9 hours ago:  “if you actually believed in small government, you’d agree that “bitter obstructionism” is the best possible way to govern.”

Well, as a Libertarian, I have to agree with that.

4 hours ago:  “ ” Re:  So, since the ACLU defends Nazis, is it okay to punch the ACLU? Asking for an orange-tinged friend.

Poor ACLU.  They get picked on so much at Fox.

4 hours ago:  “ ” Re: 1. There are 3 Dem Senators who are preemptively surrendering to Trump before he even announces his SCOTUS pick

So is he against Trump?  With Trump?  Hard to tell from this post out of context.  I mean, he’s on Fox, but he might be the token Democrat on whatever show he’s on.

4 hours ago:  “apparently these NYers can resist a makeover tho. yikes.”  Re: NY can resist Trump & keep streets & immigrants safe w bill

There’s a lot going on in this tweet.  Trump, NY, a podcast link—  It’s a 140 characters people, just stick to that.

4 hours ago:  “TROLLING 101: Use the phrase “our president” as frequently and casually as possible.”

Okay, he’s on board with Trump apparently.

4 hours ago;  “so do we still love democracy or no” Re: Reuters/Ipsos has new poll data on Trump exec order favor: 49 oppose: 41 Don’t know: 10

Not really saying much here.  I guess he’s just trying to be flip on his Twitter?  I mean, that’s fine, whatever.  He likes Trump, whatever.  If you’re going to get into a democracy discussion at all about executive orders, it kinda doesn’t matter who they come from.  They’re not Constitutional.

4 hours ago:  “well looks like the turns-water-into-blood plague came right on schedule.”  Re:  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/31/firehose-lava-flows-kilauea-volcano-sea/

I would classify these as “not quite jokes”.  Kinda like you were working on a joke and then two thirds the way through it, you just threw the index card in the trash.

2 hours ago:  “Thousands of people are now getting flagged by the government as they search for info about “Anthony Weiner child pornography charges””

Damn, Anthony Weiner is in BIG trouble.  Bet retirement from politics and divorce looks pretty sweet by comparison.

2 hours ago:  “Thank the libertarian movement for promoting the “most interesting man in politics””  Re:  Rand Paul

You’re welcome, but he’s not Libertarian, he merely leans our way.

52 minutes ago:  “I think Mutetown has one? Didn’t you just move there?”  Re: Hey can you let us know which libraries have copies of Ego and Hubris so we can read it for free?

Not sure if he’s trying to insult the guy or be funny.  Neither one of them is landing like a joke for me.  I cut out the names of the people he was talking to.

Overall pretty confusing.  I guess I’ll have to read the graphic novel to get a better sense of this guy.  I give Michael Malice a 9 for Insanity, a 4 for Style and a 10 for Mustness.  That’s an overall score of 7.3.  Follow Michael or at the very least, check out Harvey’s Graphic Novel if you see it.  You can check out Michael’s website, here.

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