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Ganked from [ profile] foomf, an excellent editorial rant on intolerance of intolerance (or better titled, "Yes, Virginia, there are causes worth fighting for").

Date: 2005-08-19 05:17 pm (UTC)
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my GOD, I love MM's writing sometimes..

Date: 2005-08-19 08:53 pm (UTC)
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You seriously can't use 'excellent' when you're referring to anything that Mark Morford shat out. Please desist.

Date: 2005-08-19 09:08 pm (UTC)
ext_8707: Taken in front of Carnegie Hall (anime - (c) 2002 jim vandewalker)
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Hey, go back to reading your Sean Hannity book, you.

Date: 2005-08-19 09:37 pm (UTC)
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Eurgh. That tome is as impenetrable as his puckered sphincter.

Date: 2005-08-19 09:38 pm (UTC)
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This must be a book about Hannity, presumably written by Colmes. I mean, really: one, Hannity is too much of a neanderthal to write, and two, the only reason for Colmes to hang around as token liberal whipping boy is some sort of Hannity fetish.

Date: 2005-08-19 09:43 pm (UTC)
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Colmes is a Deep One. I mean, just look at him. Innsmouth Look in the medium stages, easy. Soon he'll be 'retiring' for 'health reasons' to intone chants in praise of Father Dagon and Mother Hydra, before returning to the halls of Y'ha-N'thlei forever.

Date: 2005-08-19 09:32 pm (UTC)
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Silly boy, you're betraying your crankiness.

Date: 2005-08-19 09:41 pm (UTC)
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It's not the politics, I swear. It's the shitty, shitty writing. Purple, shrill, more adjective-beladen than HP Lovecraft, and egregious abuse of parallelism and reiteration.

Anne Lamott at least has an excuse for her shitty writing -- she's a thoroughly broken woman, and dreadlocks on white people confer an automatic -20 to IQ (no save).

I haven't read op-ed columns regularly in a year or two, so I'm out of touch, but surely someone out there is making similar points with a modicum of skill?

Date: 2005-08-19 10:09 pm (UTC)
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I wouldn't know because I, too, do not read op-ed columns. Frankly, this is because I lost interest when Safire went senile.

Hell, the entire industry's been in decline since Mike Royko died.

Date: 2005-08-20 12:54 am (UTC)
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I agree that he writes poorly, but at least he says what should be said.

Date: 2005-08-20 02:21 am (UTC)
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Hm. Well, I'm not the sort to agree with that statement, m'self, but we shan't argue over matters of taste.

Date: 2005-08-20 07:46 pm (UTC)
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Freedom of expression is a valuable thing. Saying things that make people want to re-examine the policies and actions of the people in power is also a valuable thing, at least, in a democracy (or whatever we have now, representative republic corrupted by wealthy special interests, I think is the closest.)

Date: 2005-08-21 06:59 am (UTC)
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I'm given to understand we have the best government money can buy.


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