August 19, 2004

Polite Society Ain't What It Used to Be

Karl/Scott/Whomever in a comment below suggested I read this article in Slate by William Saletan and Jacob Weisberg. Responding to karl/Scott/Whomever before reading the article, I wrote:

Another helpful hint would be to avoid using as a reputable source -- it's not. No doubt they occasionally get something right, but their blatant falsehoods and their wicked viciousness have robbed them of a seat at the adult table. Slate's certainly more reputable, but a little selective when it comes to which facts they'll use and which they'll ignore.

Now that I've read the article, I take it back. Slate is no better than They just have a better vocabulary and perhaps don't drool quite as much. Sometimes I wonder how people so filled with bile get through the day.

Posted by Charles Austin at August 19, 2004 07:02 PM

I got about 500 words into that piece and nearly threw up. Forget about any pretense of objectivity over there. What a joke.

Posted by: Eric at 02:07 PM