07 February 2007
Laugh along at Ollie Kamm
The Hitchenswatch blog is dedicated to, well, watching C. Hitchens. Young Ollie Kamm is a Hitchens' groupie, so it is natural that he rises to his hero's defence whenever he sees a chance. Unfortunately, he tends to bollocks things up, as this exchange shows. . .
Hitchens had written about "deracinated young Muslim men," which led Sonic, his watcher, to comment that such sentiments are best "expressed in the original German". Along pops Ollie to make the idiotic point that deracinated has French roots!
Do you think that someone should explain sarcasm to this warmonger? It is the same sarcasm that the late Molly Ivin used when she wrote that a Pat Buchanan speech "sounded better in the original German".
Another fine mess, Ollie, another fine mess.