The Orifice of Omaha, Part Deux

Hey, it isn’t just me that sees Warren Buffett is a crony capitalist with a set of skills that somehow allows him to avoid real scrutiny.

America’s greatest and most Teflon-coated venture socialist?

Penned by Jon Friedman at Market Watch, we have an open kimono parody of Buffett addressing a classroom of media manipulation strivers (George Soros and Media Matters for America have already figured much of the trailing snippet and are among the leading practitioners):

“The first thing to remember is that journalists are like children, and you must treat them as such. They are endlessly curious about rather mundane matters. And they are impatient. And they are often lazy. If you do the thinking for them, they’ll be secretly grateful.”

He pauses and wags his forefinger at the audience. “And,” he says solemnly, “they will reward you.”

Although the column does not connect the dots, the same applies for government bureaucrats (and perhaps for many beyond that categorization).

So now you perhaps better understand how the government and journalists are alike—sock that away for your LSATs, or better, for your life experiences.


About Professor Mockumental

I enjoy almost all forms of parody, buffoonery, and general high-jinks. Satire has shown itself to be an essential societal need; I therefore humbly offer my services in such a manner. I enjoy mocking the usual suspects at the New York Times (Charles Blows, Moron Dowd, and the earth is flat guy) and Washington Post (Dana Milkbag, E.D. Dijon, and David Ignoramus). There are many others as well, but sadly, there are always too many targets and too little time.

Posted on March 9, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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