Thursday, November 10, 2005

Is coherence necessary?

Now, I'm no media critic, but I do understand the necessity of mocking Maureen Dowd as much as possible. Surely, however, we can all agree that the real menace -- to the English language as well as our democracy -- is not, unfortunately, locked away in a TimesSelect box. From Judy Miller's letter to MoDo:

I was unaware that any such campaign existed, and if it did, that I did not think that I had been a target of it.

Suitable responses range from "as were we" to the Coxian "fuck you," but (oddly) Arianna says it best:

Fine, Judy didn't screw Libby. Just the American public. Good riddance.

Pending the inevitable "Paris is Burning," coming soon to a New Yorker near you, Judy may be the most hateful writer in America.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, you have to jump through a lot of hoops before becoming a "media critic," let me tell you, particularly one who is not paid actual money.


Thu Nov 10, 11:54:00 PM GMT  
Blogger mmw said...

You mean like calling your editor "kind of hot"?

Mon Nov 14, 06:40:00 PM GMT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bingo. I learned that technique in Journalism 101. Sadly, it didn't work on David Remnick. Those people at the New Yorker have sticks up their asses.


Mon Nov 14, 07:03:00 PM GMT  
Blogger mmw said...

Only works on Canadians.

Mon Nov 14, 07:12:00 PM GMT  

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