MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2014
Full services resume tomorrow: As Doc Watson put it, we’re southbound today, on Amtrak.
For today’s new post, see below. Full services resume tomorrow. In the meantime, we’re concerned about the analysts.
We’re told that howls emerged from their spartan quarters when they read Maureen Dowd’s column in yesterday’s Times. Dowd channeled Paddy Chayefsky, presenting herself as the jealous watchdog of real and respectable journalism.
In comments, very few readers noted the absurdity of this stance on Dowd’s part. A few readers did file mordant remarks. The vast majority failed to notice the lunacy inherent in this stance.
The analysts were said to be mad as hell after reading the column. We’re going to tell them that they’ll just have to continue to take it. A widespread code of silence has permitted the empire’s most fatuous columnist to peddle this pap all these years.
Maureen Dowd is upset about modern news values! Comically, that’s what she said.