Poncey Steyn

James Wolcott
I saw Mark Steyn on Fox News the other day and he seems to have acquired a poncey accent to go with the neater trim of his beard. Perhaps they can be purchased in a deluxe package deal at the finer barbering establishments. What remained unchanged was his breezy air of knowledgability that is standard equipment for a confidence man peddling glib opinions.

As Self-Styled Siren demonstrates, Steyn knows as little about Hollywood as he does about how buoyantly things are going in Iraq, which doesn't trouble his fans, who know and care even less. They're happy to clap like seals as he sets out to score ideological points based upon false premises and carefree errors, punning and funning merrily away.