Monday, May 7, 2012

BREAKING: PUNDIT LOSES JOB

Naomi Schaefer Riley no longer posting at the CHE.

Some back-story.

13 comments:

mikey said...

Jeez.

Looked at the comments again - I looked at them when you first told us about Naomi.

What a pointless cesspool of argument without resolution. Gawd I find that frustrating and ultimately intellectually masturbatory. I recognize I'm not an academic, really pretty much the farthest thing from it, but endless circular debate is how you end up dead or enslaved. Ultimately you HAVE to decide that somebody's right, and take some action.

But even when CHE did what people demanded they couldn't agree that it was the right thing to do. It's all just, well, academic. Argue, make demands, and when your demands are met, argue about what a weak, helpless reaction meeting your demands actually WAS...

Substance McGravitas said...

endless circular debate is how you end up dead or enslaved

One point on the circle is gone, so I guess it's an arc.

I didn't see anything in comments to this article that I thought was weird.

mikey said...

I didn't see anything in comments to this article that I thought was weird.

Of course you didn't. You have endless patience with the ten thousand comment Yes, but... threads.

They just make my face hurt...

Substance McGravitas said...

I think you BELIEVE in those kinds of threads. Can't fool me.

Smut Clyde said...

'Ponce' performed some impressive trollery on the Crooked Timber thread.

Substance McGravitas said...

I got sucked in. Bad bad bad.

M. Bouffant said...

Crap, I had not read any of what Ms. Three Name had typed, but just read some of it (awful) excerpted here, where the reaction is:

And how did academia respond to some extremely mild criticism? They flipped out. They kept flipping out. They lost their ever-living minds.

Have/need I mention how I hate these people?

wiley said...

Ha ha ha.

fish said...

The kids are alright.

Substance McGravitas said...

I saw that. They did a good job.

Substance McGravitas said...

But of course via Malaclypse at LGM we have Rod Dreher.

Kathleen said...

racists gonna racist

Another Kiwi said...

Rod doesn't have to read shit to know about it. Hey, it works for Jonah and he's like, an intylectional.