There are times, nearly every day, when someone in our major media deserves, nay, needs, a swift kick in the junk. The reasons vary--sometimes it's a person who is generally decent who has had massive brain-lock and needs the kick to break him or her out of the infinite loop of stupid they've been trapped in.
And by the way, for the purposes of this discussion, women have junk as well. Our metaphors are post-gender.
Then there are people like Chris Matthews, who deserves a kick in the junk daily. And while Matthews is bad in that exchange, Howard Fineman deserves a Karate-Kid-Crane-Kick to the junk for this beauty:
But if you can't do something like that, you shouldn't do it. He [Obama] should have stuck to shooting hoops...which he's very, very good at, by the way, and which translates racially, too, especially during the NCAA basketball tournament.The ellipsis are there to show that I cut an aside from Matthews, not to show removed text. But "translates racially?" Wow.
Political figures are also often worthy of a daily kick to the junk--James Carville pretty much runs away with this one for me.
So, today's question: which media or political figure, national or local, male or female, would most benefit from a daily kick to the junk? Let your imagination run wild on this.