Chris Dierkes

Chris Dierkes (aka CJ Smith). 29 years old, happily married, adroit purveyor and voracious student of all kinds of information, theories, methods of inquiry, and forms of practice. Studying to be a priest in the Anglican Church in Canada. Main interests: military theory, diplomacy, foreign affairs, medieval history, religion & politics (esp. Islam and Christianity), and political grand bargains of all shapes and sizes.

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  1. Josh says:

    The media-voting-for-him joke was intended, I think, as a jab at suspicions that the “mainstream media” is in fact the “liberal media” which was biased in Obama’s favor during the election. Not the same as self-congratulation.Report

    • Chris Dierkes in reply to Josh says:


      Yeah I think you’re right about the intention of the joke. But the reaction from the crowd (to me) suggested that they didn’t really get it as joke so much as adulation. He did however get a good dig in with his apology/calling out of the Fox News Table.Report