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10 August 2005

Does Idiocy Know No Bounds?

Sportswriters are generally the most contemptible of all journalists, but few can reach the depths of idiocy displayed by this worm in USA Today. It's almost unreadably painful in its unrelieved stupidity.
For a uniquely sensible take on the issue, see Steve Sailer.

6 Comments:

Anonymous jimbo said...

Well, what did you expect from USA Today, and what are you doing reading that rag anyway?

August 11, 2005 3:10 PM  
Blogger ziel said...

Good point - this could probably be said of the entire paper.

August 12, 2005 7:40 AM  
Anonymous Harlem said...

Ziel: Jimbo said it exactly right. What would you expect from a low level colunmist at a "quasi" newspaper? I'm surprised it got you attention. I surmise it only appeared on your radar screen via the much heralded Sailor. Don't reduce yourself to backwash Sailor's scraps. You are better than that!
Harlem

August 12, 2005 6:11 PM  
Blogger ziel said...

No, I found it via Google News. Rag or not, USA Today is widely read - and the sentiments the hack expressed are being widely disseminated elsewhere. I heard similar sentiments this morning on NPR - so the idiocy is not limited to USA Today.

August 12, 2005 6:51 PM  
Anonymous Harlem said...

Ziel:
I've heard similiar NPR stories in the last 30-60 days that were pretty balanced. They seemed to agree that the idea of college nicknames or mascots being, on the surface, derogatory as absurd.
The issue of college mascots is a real fertile ground for people with nothing better to do (like us).
I'm waiting for the PETA folks to get all upset about the use of "tigers" or "bears" if we can't document that these "animals' aren't fed & watered properly.
You've highlighted a non issue.
Harlem

August 12, 2005 8:03 PM  
Anonymous jimbo said...

All things considered, I should say that when I need some sports info fast, and a copy of the USA Today is sitting on a seat next to me in an airline terminal, it does come in handy (besides its´use for fly swatting, dog poop removal, etc.). Just the facts ma´am.

August 13, 2005 5:28 AM  

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