[...] Barbra Streisand had sent House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt a memo that misspelled his name "Gebhardt" and misquoted Shakespeare. 1 labeled Streisand a celebrity dilettante, because she is. Once he moves beyond politics to cultural rot, Alterman rolls his eyes at the national disgust at Janet Jackson's "barely visible" breastbaring conclusion of the Super Bowl halftime show in 2004. After dismissing Janet Jackson and "Married by America," Alterman suddenly turns on a dime and describes in detail the truly offensive parts of "Married by America" and another short-lived Fox series, "Keen Eddie," the series that attempted to mate a prostitute and a horse.
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