Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Strib Banks on Assumption That None of Its Readers Attended College

I rarely comment on the Strib's "institutional voice" editorials. It's kind of like playing one-on-one basketball against an 8 year old Pygmy: you always win, and it's never satisfying. Today, the Strib featured one such editorial that, once I had given it a quick scan, appeared rather moderate, given that it eminated from the Pukes of Portland Ave. The thrust seems to be that the Strib editorial staff is willing to consider the possibility that, gee, men and women may be different. Hey, it's not much, but it's a start.

Then I read the first two sentences:

Right-wing bloggers and radio talksters love to ridicule the nation's elite universities for enforcing a code of liberal "political correctness" that supposedly prevents free speech on touchy subjects like culture, race and gender.

Usually those complaints are off-base and exaggerated.

To which this right-wing blogger can only reply:


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