Sunday, December 04, 2005

Slate.com has a WaPo-Like Moment 
Remember when the Washington Post embarrassed itself by writing that evangelicals were "mostly poor, uneducated, and easy to command?"
That passage stood as the archetypal example of reflexive media arrogance, haughtiness, and ignorance for more than a decade.

But Slate.com does them one better.
Today, zombies are the perfect metaphor for our soldiers in Iraq: They're shell-shocked, anonymous, and aren't asked to make very many decisions.

But I suppose he supports the troops! Kind of the same way you support your wife by calling her a "stupid cow."

Splash, out


Aside: The guy who wrote that "poor, uneducated, and easy to command" line, Michael Weisskopf, now works for Time. He lost his right hand in Iraq, tossing a grenade out of a humvee, but he probably saved his own life, and the lives of several other people in so doing.

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