What does it take to make a dead journo joke these days? Oh, not much. Slate‘s Christopher Beam threw a seemingly innocent question into the online universe Monday and what does he get? Left-leaning journalist and ardent “Juicebox Mafia” member Matt Yglesias of the Center for American Progress, who took this as an opportunity to bizarrely mention WaPo’s Pulitzer Prize-winning David Broder, who has been dead all of three and a half weeks.
Beam: What happened to @DCJourno?
Yglesias: That was David Broder’s twitter handle.
The fake Twitter account, @DCJourno, which was featured in the NYT and on this site, has been mute as of late. Yglesias is not alone and it’s no secret that he and his liberal cohorts didn’t agree with Broder’s centrist beliefs. Two weeks earlier, when Broder had been gone a week, Salon‘s Alex Pareene and Gawker’s Hamilton Nolan also made off-color Broder jokes, with Pareene saying he only wished he had come up with Nolan’s joke. Read “Two journos with zero taste” here.