Monday, February 16, 2009

Decline of the whiners: Dowd can't crack top 10

The departure of George W. Bush and ascension of Barack Obama has left some of the decade's most celebrated whiners without an audience and target for their venom.

There is no better and satisfying example than The New York Times' Maureen Dowd. Her Sunday column could not even crack the top 10 for most read pieces on The NYT website. Several pieces that had been in the top 10 for days still were more popular than her drivel.

Dowd's broken record assault on Bush has left her with little credibility on anything else. She'll need to buy a home across from his in Dallas to be able to dig up any new dirt or outrage.

Dowd's fall from prominence should be a lesson to all columnists lest they suffer the same rightful fate.

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