Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Stupidest. Editorial. Ever.

By Cassandra D

I give you an excerpt from today's Oklahoman:

"We're wondering if the global warming crowd is huddled in an igloo drafting their apologia. The new century has already produced three major ice storms - in 2000, 2002 and 2007. Sure feels like a Little Ice Age to us."

Of course the global warming crowd is not drafting an apologia, because the global warming crowd, unlike the scientifically ignorant boobs running the Oklahoman, realizes that local fluctuations in weather patterns say very little about long-term global weather trends.

I would have expected (unfortunately) such proud ignorance in a "letter to the editor," but for some unknown reason I expected more from the editors themselves.

They just showed again how the Oklahoman earned its title: "Worst Newspaper in America."

8 Comments:

At 12:59 PM, Blogger Dr. Pants said...

I hate all those retards. Seriously.

But I don't think it would be inappropriate on anyone's part -- save a few -- to write in a letter to the editor and point out what drooling imbeciles they are.

 
At 4:30 PM, Blogger Ed W said...

Calling the editors of the Daily Oklahoman "retards" is an unfair attempt to make retarded people look bad. Why drag them down to the editor's level? And another thing, those editors don't drool....much....for mouth breathers, anyway.

 
At 7:48 PM, Anonymous Sigmund Spinoza said...

I have some REAL bad news for you - I heard the exact same sentiments expressed earlier this evening.......by our mother-in-law.

 
At 12:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's even funnier is that the same editors extol the virtues of street cars and get pretty close to calling for light rail for OKC in a separate editorial on the same page on the very same day! It's not so much that they're retards. Let's face it -- the page is a lot different and more inclusive post-McGuigan. It's that it is one of the most schizo and listless editorial pages in the country -- they simply don't know where they stand on any issue period. One of their editorial writers is a former sports reporter, fer crying out loud. On the other hand, the Tulsa World to the north has no better grasp of its own philosophy, and is completely inconsistent on a daily basis as well. The bottom line is probably that editorial pages are creaking relics of the 20th century, and don't really sway people's opinions the way they used to.

 
At 12:41 PM, Anonymous Saint Simon said...

Not to excuse the sentiments about global warming, but the blanket statement about the Oklahoman as a newspaper when in fact criticizing the editorial page is the same as saying the Wall Street Journal is a total waste of pulp just because the WSJ's opinion editors are prima facie morons.

 
At 12:46 PM, Anonymous D'Angelo Barksdale said...

True dat.

 
At 4:28 PM, Blogger Cassandra D said...

Saint Simon, you are quite correct. I have some good friends (and you know who you are) who write for the rag in question and who are credits to reporters everywhere.

 
At 9:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The bottom line is probably that editorial pages are creaking relics of the 20th century, and don't really sway people's opinions the way they used to."

So, if we ignore them, they will go away. No one will take thier words to heart - right? Are Limbaugh and O'Reilly on their way out?

"One of their editorial writers is a former sports reporter, fer crying out loud."

Wasn't Keith Olbermann a sports reporter? Should we ignore him too?

"Saint Simon, you are quite correct. I have some good friends (and you know who you are) who write for the rag in question and who are credits to reporters everywhere."

No one is criticizing the business or sports pages. In fact, no one is talking about their work. The editorial page on the other hand,...



-TheOkie

 

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