David Kirkpatrick

October 15, 2008

Rich “Starbursts” Lowry and the low state of the Corner

Filed under: Media, Politics — Tags: , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 5:38 pm

I didn’t blog on this when it first appeared, but did get a good chuckle. It’s become an internet meme that may well outlast this election (too bad, there Rich). For anyone who feels lost when someone references “Rich ‘Starbursts’ Lowry” here’s the original in all its cringe-worthy goodness.

The Corner post from the link:

Friday, October 03, 2008

Projecting through the Screen   [Rich Lowry]


A very wise TV executive once told me that the key to TV is projecting through the screen. It’s one of the keys to the success of, say, a Bill O’Reilly, who comes through the screen and grabs you by the throat. Palin too projects through the screen like crazy. I’m sure I’m not the only male in America who, when Palin dropped her first wink, sat up a little straighter on the couch and said, “Hey, I think she just winked at me.” And her smile. By the end, when she clearly knew she was doing well, it was so sparkling it was almost mesmerizing. It sent little starbursts through the screen and ricocheting around the living rooms of America. This is a quality that can’t be learned; it’s either something you have or you don’t, and man, she’s got it.


1 Comment »

  1. […] course it’s the perfect stocking stuffer (at least one of his stockings) for Rich “little starbursts” Lowry. […]

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