Time’s Joe Klein: ‘Why Drudge Is a Disgrace’

Time's Joe Klein is unhappy with Matt Drudge, and thinks he's a disgrace.

Why, you ask?

Because Drudge posted a headline at his website Tuesday which Klein thinks is out of context with the linked Associated Press article.

Imagine that.

Here's the beef Klein posted at Time's Swampland blog Tuesday (emphasis added):

I know this is old news, but this guy is shameless. The headline, with a photo of a three-quarters crazed Hillary, is HEALTH INSURANCE PROOF REQUIRED FOR WORK but the linked story says this:

At this point, we don't have anything punitive that we have proposed," the presidential candidate said in an interview with The Associated Press. "We're providing incentives and tax credits which we think will be very attractive to the vast majority of Americans."

She said she could envision a day when "you have to show proof to your employer that you're insured as a part of the job interview - like when your kid goes to school and has to show proof of vaccination," but said such details would be worked out through negotiations with Congress.

Klein concluded: "How stupid does he think we are? Answer: Extremely dumbolic."

Actually, Joe, if this is what Drudge thinks of your intellectual capacity, I have to agree with him.

After all, here's the money quote from Hillary that I suggest you read veeeerrrry sllllooowwwly: "you have to show proof to your employer that you're insured as a part of the job interview - like when your kid goes to school and has to show proof of vaccination."

Honestly, Joe: What don't you get about that?

If in the future, prospective employees are going to have to show proof of insurance to a prospective employer, wouldn't that indeed mean "HEALTH INSURANCE PROOF REQUIRED FOR WORK?"

Seems pretty simple to understand, so much so that even a third grader would.

Want me to get you a third grader to help you with this in the future?

This raises an important question that certainly all interested parties would love Klein to answer: Has his desire for a Hillary presidency, along with his push for universal healthcare, so clouded his judgment that it's now impeding his reading comprehension skills?

I'll be sure to post Klein's response to this question as soon as he gets back to me.

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.