The title of this post comes from Powerline, where John Hinderaker attempts to describe the steaming pile of vacuous, disingenous, melodramatic hyperbole that is the NYT's Frank Rich. The theme of Rich's most recent column is "Joe Stack = Tea Party = mudrder = Republican" with a lot of very warm cow patties thrown in. It is so over the top that it moved John to do a full scale fisking. If there is a moral to this story, its don't piss off John. This is about the best fisking that does not conern Andrew Sullivan that I've seen to date. Here is the Rich column, and here is John's reply. Enjoy.