Cock and bullshit

From the Guardian I learn that the American idiot-left polemicist Alexander Cockburn, co-editor of the antisemitic wanksheet CounterPunch, and longtime columnist for The Nation, has died aged 71. Cockburn has been described by Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel as a “provocative, polemical” and “elegant” writer, and by others, myself included, as a “prick”.

RIP Alexander Claud Cockburn (1941-2012), whose death will be met with amused indifference in the streets of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Golders Green, as well as those of his adoptive homeland.