September 15, 2009

Beyond Help

You can't reason with unreasonable people.

In the spirit of this week's awards shows, below is a list of articles highlighting the "best of the worst" in the category of double-standard columnists.

Their academic credentials are of no significance, meaning that any degrees they hold don't amount to a hill of beans as far as common sense goes. If you're a regular Joe, one who hasn't attended academia, you should take comfort in knowing that you are no less an authority on the best direction of our country than any of these writers. In fact, since your mind has not been polluted by racial theory, historical revisionism, or feminist prose, you are probably far ahead of the curve in the most important area we have left to ourselves: thinking our own thoughts.


Here's the list:

Maureen Dowd, New York Times, "Boy Oh Boy"

Mike Lupica, Daily News, "Shrill shouters betray post9/11 promises to be the best we can be"

E.J. Dionne, Jr., Washington Post, "Joe Wilson and Our Character..."


Parisienne Farmgirl said...

If I was drinking coffee I might have spit it at the following points...

...."shrieking lunacy of the summer..."

...."sparked by his ascension" (Wait, I thought she didn't think he was, "The One")

..."For two centuries, the South has feared a takeover by blacks or the feds. In Obama, they have both."

And that was just in the first article.

Answer to your question - not yet, in a couple weeks!

Victoria said...

Ugh.. she is insane. I wondered when I read Dowd's article, "did she know all that stuff about the SC rep before he yelled out?" I doubt it. Yet.... she doesn't realize she's injected a narrative into the story herself. She just thinks she's doing good reporting... ???

See the Hannah Giles post for rebuttal.


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