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Fred Barnes and the “Monkey Boy”

By Matthew Yglesias on January 16, 2009 at 1:44 pm

"Fred Barnes and the “Monkey Boy”"

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Here’s a good one. A right-wing caller to C-SPAN identifies himself as a big Fred Barnes fan and asks a question during the course of which he refers to Barack Obama as “monkey boy.” Barnes doesn’t bat an eye and just moves to answer the question:

It’s always a tight race between Barnes and Charles Krauthammer for the coveted “worst pundit in America” prize, but Barnes makes a strong case for himself here. And it’s Friday, so there’s a new CK column out in the Post I’m sure, but I think I’m afraid to read.

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