“I Was Only Kidding!”

Post Outlook section editor John Pomfret falls back on the last refuge of five year olds, claiming that the silly Charlotte Allen girls-is-stupid piece from yesterday’s paper was intended to be tongue-in-cheek.

Kieran Healy pointed out yesterday, presciently, that “if you misjudge the reaction, you can claim the whole thing was a joke,” in the course of arguing that “playing against type is a market niche.”

Curiously, no one seems to occupy the niche of “Republican always bashing Republicans,” in the way that Joe Klein, Richard Cohen, Camille Paglia, et al are out there bashing their home team.  Kevin Phillips is the closest I can think of.

Advertisements

Tags: , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: