Video: Neal Gabler kinda sorta wishes death on Bill Kristol

posted at 3:14 pm on October 20, 2007 by Allahpundit

An almost verbatim recycling of Kos’s death wish for Michelle last year, suggesting that this is now the left’s unofficial line on criticism of media defeatism about Iraq. It’ll be spun the same way as Screw Them’s comment too, namely, that it’s not a death wish per se, merely a wish that the critics would walk a mile in war reporters’ shoes before casting stones. Which brings us to our exit question: If that’s what it’s about, why the gleeful emphasis in both cases on walking that mile without any security to protect them from killers?

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Because they will shred a crocodile tear or two for anyone but the good guys.

bbz123 on October 20, 2007 at 3:18 PM

Jerk.

Why doesn’t he put on the boots of a soldier, do some fighting, and see what is necessary to keep the freedom he has to criticize people in the manner he does?

Jerk.

madmonkphotog on October 20, 2007 at 3:19 PM

The twit is acting like a Spittle Rivera wantabe…

Zorro on October 20, 2007 at 3:24 PM

Thats the reason Olbermann calls Fox News Watch his favorite Fox News Show.

Complete7 on October 20, 2007 at 3:27 PM

Neal Gabler, Olberkind, Matthews, David Schuster…a bunch of well fed/paid pontificators who’d shake in their boots if they’s meet their own shadow.

In comparison, I admire Bill Maher and like his wit, even if at times I don’t agree with all of what he says. At least he has courage and independence.

Entelechy on October 20, 2007 at 3:28 PM

what a d**che bag.

liquidflorian on October 20, 2007 at 3:35 PM

I saw that. It was a despicable thing to say.

Connie on October 20, 2007 at 3:40 PM

The twit is acting like a Spittle Rivera wantabe…

Zorro on October 20, 2007 at 3:24 PM

Actually, Gabler is much worse than Geraldo. He is a nasty, nasty little twirp. Geraldo is bad, but he’s a buffoon with no credibility. Gabler speaks for the most of the left.

Connie on October 20, 2007 at 3:42 PM

Fox news seems unable to discipline its morons. Geraldo can threaten, and now this guy? Fox seems to be held hostage by the least among them.

CrimsonFisted on October 20, 2007 at 3:43 PM

And, btw, why is O’Reilly screwing up my Saturday afternoon? First Red Eye moves to 3 a.m. and now this?

Connie on October 20, 2007 at 3:44 PM

Is this the ‘Chicken-hawk” attack for reporters now?

bbz123 on October 20, 2007 at 3:46 PM

Here’s another two-bit journalist that needs to be slapped up along side the head and kicked to the curb.

rplat on October 20, 2007 at 3:49 PM

newswatch@foxnews.com

Connie on October 20, 2007 at 3:50 PM

And Neal Gabler was last in Iraq … when?
Dope.

IrishEyes on October 20, 2007 at 3:55 PM

He should go back to reviewing films on PBS. (And he wasn’t very good at that either)

GogglesPisano on October 20, 2007 at 3:55 PM

Typically, when liberals find themselves unable to argue beyond their talking points, they revert to wishing their rivals a swift and certain demise. This way, I suppose, they will no longer be embarrassed by their folly, which Gabler does every time he opens his mouth.

pocomoco on October 20, 2007 at 4:02 PM

Just sent to newswatch@foxnews.com: (and thanks Connie for the address)…..

Neal Gabler is a small-minded, anti-establishment coward, like most liberals nowadays. Keep him on the show for all to see how not to be a man.

Patrick S
San Marcos CA

PatrickS on October 20, 2007 at 4:14 PM

A bearded TOOL!

abinitioadinfinitum on October 20, 2007 at 4:18 PM

Yeah, but did ya catch the Beltway Men with their blatant push for an open-border! And an open-border candidate!

Ex-tex on October 20, 2007 at 4:19 PM

liquidflorian on October 20, 2007 at 3:35 PM

hey thats not fair d**che bags serve a use full purpose. Unlike gabler who wouldn’t even make decent compost. Not that I am saying I wish he was dead and rotting but that he is sub sub sub grade form of pure cow S^&t and would ruin any he would be amend to.

Mojack420 on October 20, 2007 at 4:22 PM

and would ruin any soil he would be amend to.

there much better

Mojack420 on October 20, 2007 at 4:23 PM

PatrickS on October 20, 2007 at 4:14 PM

Good. Everyone should.

Connie on October 20, 2007 at 4:27 PM

PatrickS on October 20, 2007 at 4:14 PM

And, by the way, I one-upped ya. I sent newswatch this thread. heh

Connie on October 20, 2007 at 4:31 PM

eh, there’s a death wish in the intent of that comment, but not quite the same thing as “if dick cheney had been killed people would be better off” or “tony snow deserves hsi cancer”.

jummy on October 20, 2007 at 4:32 PM

Connie on October 20, 2007 at 4:31 PM

Heh. Good girl.

PatrickS on October 20, 2007 at 4:35 PM

Now, when was it that Neal Gabler had his boots on the ground in Iraq?

slp on October 20, 2007 at 5:01 PM

Gabler is so far out on the loony left that he genuinely believes the MSM has a conservative bias, because they just aren’t liberal enough to suit him. He makes that claim all the time on Fox News Watch. Also, he’s an utter prick.

ReubenJCogburn on October 20, 2007 at 5:06 PM

Neal Gabler has been a leftist buttclown and hatemonger for so long that he single-handedly makes that show unwatchable.

Of course, apart from that show, absolutely no one in American would have ever heard of this little twerp. So a pox on Eric Burns for giving that little jerk a soapbox.

Always Right on October 20, 2007 at 5:31 PM

The arrogant Neil Gabler is the quintessential jackarse! If his name comes up in conversation an immediate barrage of eye rolling and/or loud groaning follows.

sinsing on October 20, 2007 at 5:56 PM

It appears as though Neal has had his “Fortney Pete Stark” moment.
The show has received a “little note?!” from me.
Will he receive a “Pelosi” rebuke?

hpk1942 on October 20, 2007 at 6:17 PM

Gabler.

What a perfect name.

It’s as if Fate knew what he would become.

A babbling gabber.

A Gabler.

profitsbeard on October 20, 2007 at 6:26 PM

There are many who clearly believe what they are saying, but sometimes you can watch and wonder if you are just looking at a chosen persona that has as much reality to it as a WWF character.

CommentGuy on October 20, 2007 at 6:28 PM

But it’s just satire, don’t you see!

WisCon on October 20, 2007 at 7:33 PM

I’d like to invite this douche to some drinks down at my local VFW bar. Does he have a publicist, or a contact number?

reaganaut on October 20, 2007 at 7:48 PM

CommentGuy on October 20, 2007 at 6:28 PM

Except no one could pay me enough to come off like that – unless I was really like that.

Connie on October 20, 2007 at 7:53 PM

Yeah they are so pleased with themselves when they say these things too. I think it’s dementia paired with the fact that when they’re with other lunatics comments like that get a hearty chuckle and pat on the back.

Dash on October 20, 2007 at 10:32 PM

Gabler is always a jerk… he can’t help himself… the poor whiny little bedwetter…

D2Boston on October 20, 2007 at 11:41 PM

O’Reilly already wants to rip this guys head off.
This will send Bill into orbit. I hope he slaughters
this goofball but Gabler refuses to go on “The Factor”.

The more these jerks talk the deeper they sink.

Texyank on October 20, 2007 at 11:54 PM

Neal Gabler is such a f-ing scumbag.

RightWinged on October 21, 2007 at 3:28 AM

Dennis Prager has had a great run lately (plenty of fodder out there) demonstrating that will the right is constantly berated as a party of “hate” (e.g. Newsweek’s CW take on MM this week), it is truly the left that exercises such hate. His latest case in point was Joy Behar’s crack on “The View” that “[Ann Coulter] thinks ‘Schindler’s List’ is a comedy…” Check it out at Townhall.com if you haven’t already heard it.

Captain Scarlet on October 21, 2007 at 5:49 AM

Gobbler is a Class act….NOT.

RobCon on October 21, 2007 at 7:36 AM

I won’t attend the funerals of men who openly pleasure themselves imagining the death of prominent men of the American Right. However, that doesn’t mean I’m indifferent.

Kralizec on October 21, 2007 at 12:08 PM

jummy on October 20, 2007 at 4:32 PM

agreed

Jaibones on October 22, 2007 at 4:47 AM

What a SLIME. Good lord, could you feel the embarrassment and contempt in the room at that moment?

MadisonConservative on October 22, 2007 at 10:01 AM

Who said?:

I spent a week in Iraq recently, and here’s what impressed me most: the Americans. In particular, the quality and character of the American soldiers and Marines who are fighting there and trying to help rebuild the nation. I don’t mean to slight, in some ethnocentric way, the steadfastness and courage of the Iraqi people. But it was meeting and watching the American soldiers at work that I found most interesting.

A. Neal Gabler
B. Bill Kristol

Buy Danish on October 22, 2007 at 11:00 AM

So, does that mean reporters are risking their lives and going out alone on the street without protection? Or are they going out at all? Are their “boots on the ground” on the ground in the Green Zone? At the local hotel? Where they can occasionally report about the latest carbomb?

Or are they out on patrol with the British, like Michael Yon? or Michael Totten? Nope. Too busy driving with response personnel to the nearest slaughter of Iraqis, unable to see the forest for the trees.

Nethicus on October 22, 2007 at 11:40 AM

oh i’m sooo sure that Lara Logan et. al walks that Bagdad mile without bodyguards… ..

max1 on October 22, 2007 at 1:06 PM

I’ve far more enjoyed the banter on the show when this silly little weasel has not been on. Throwing something out that’s totally off the mark, then looking around to see if any one of the panel is impressed or may have found it shocking (hoping/trying to hold it up as humor)…well, my mother used to always remind me that if I were the only one laughing, it’s not funny/cute nor amusing. Gabler should have listened to my mother.

24K lady on October 22, 2007 at 7:43 PM

Or are they out on patrol with the British, like Michael Yon? or Michael Totten? Nope. Too busy driving with response personnel to the nearest slaughter of Iraqis, unable to see the forest for the trees.

Nethicus on October 22, 2007 at 11:40 AM

You know, I’ve pondered this one before. Seems possible to me that, in that certain region of the brain that governs the survival instinct, these journalists understand that their little jaunts to/from the aftermath of the latest bloodbath may perhaps be the only ‘safe’ journeys they can make, given the enemy’s predilection on the one hand to savage innocents, and, on the other hand, to have their atrocities broadcast to the outside world.

Any other destination, and there’d be no ulterior motive for the bad guys to lay off these clowns.

If true it would tend to reinforce, not moderate, their craven reporting habits.

RD on October 24, 2007 at 1:14 AM