Ed Driscoll

Get This Man Some Prozac, Part II

Last May, I wrote:

The last time I remember hearing about Lawrence O’Donnell, it was in the context of his October voodoo freakout “Liar! Liar! Liar!” performance against a typically ice-water cool John O’Neil on MSNBC’s Scarborough Country, which fortunately remains preserved on video.

Michelle Malkin links to this page on Cathy Seipp’s Website, which includes a rather astounding photo of O’Donnell, neck veins bulging away, fists pounding the table, (at least he kept his shoe on, unlike Khrushchev) teeing off on Seipp while the two were on Dennis Miller’s show “discussing” Arnold Schwarzenegger and teachers unions.

I never thought I’d long for the return of Tom Daschle’s mock “sensitive new age guy” schtick, but at least he tried to maintain the public appearance of being a civil (to the point of being caricatured) member of the left. On the other hand, O’Donnell’s tirade is a reminder why I stopped getting most of my news and opinion from cable TV: I watched The Morton Downey Jr. show back in the late 1980s, when it seemed like every episode would end with guests throwing chairs at each other, at Mort, or at the audience–or in all three directions. I don’t need to see reruns.

Lawrence’s veins sure sound like they’re popping away in his recorded interview with Hugh Hewitt that’s airing right now.

Update: Transcription online now.