July 8th, 2013

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  • mzflux

WONKETTE: Wall Street Journal Wishes Egypt Could Benefit from Its Very Own Pinochet

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Good news everyone! Egyptians have (once again) taken to Tahrir square by the millions, and, aided by the military, deposed a sitting president.

What is the appropriate reaction here? Is it:

a) indifference, because we are ethnocentric Americans who cannot even find Egypt on a map.

b) elation, because, as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. put it, “no one is free when others are oppressed” and the Egyptian people have once again proved that they are interested in controlling their own collective destiny.

c) sadness, because the Egyptian people would be much better off if a psychopathic authoritarian dictator deposed a democratically elected president, killed or tortured thousands of people, and then imposed free market reforms.

Duh, the correct answer according to the Wall Street Journal‘s editorial board is:

c) sadness, because the Egyptian people would be much better off if a psychopathic authoritarian dictator deposed a democratically elected president, killed or tortured thousands of people, and then imposed free market reforms.

Ha ha, just kidding, the exact words in the Wall Street Journal editorial weren’t “better off;” they were “lucky.”

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In an AFI interview from late 2012 that’s just starting to gain some traction now, in the summer doldrums, Dustin Hoffman talked about how, when he was first made-up as Dorothy Michaels during his preliminary preparations for Tootsie, he had a revelation about the unreasonable expectations our society has for female beauty when the make-up wizards crafting his costume told him they couldn’t make him a “prettier” woman. Hoffman went home, his gender paradigm shattered, and decided that making Tootise would be a really important thing to do.