From the Dept. of Bragiculture…It hasn’t been a necessarily easy time for MSNBC Contributor and Mother Jones Washington Bureau Chief David Corn as of late. First of all, he’s David Corn. Second, his meltdown over his book not being prominently displayed in the Barnes & Noble in Union Station was epic. Book pimping ain’t easy.
But the ego must take praise where it can find it, and David found some on Twitter…and then he couldn’t resist retweeting them in a bit of shameless self-promotion.
Someone named @margaritateresa tweeted an in-depth, thought provoking review that went, “@DavidCornDC your book Showdown is excellent. Well done.” High praise indeed from…yeah, I don’t have any idea either.
Not to be outdone, @JessicahRauch (again, no idea) tweeted, “@DavidCornDC Showdown is Amazing! It’s one of the best political books I’ve ever read!” I’d say she left off “and the only one!” at the end, but that would be a little cynical.
In what kind of looks like a copy/paste reply or a generic “thank you” app, Corn, after retweeting both, replied “Thank you very much.”
He could have asked each which parts they liked best, what stuck out, what they thought of this, that or the other things – you know, engaged them…
Maybe he was too busy scouting one of the few remaining bookshops for someone to yell at for not displaying the monster-size, “get your picture taken with it” Corn cardboard cut out he’s been urging his publisher to dispense everywhere.
We kid. Corn’s not so bad and not so unlike many Washington journos. Man, I’m a cynical bastard.