Friday, October 27, 2017


Back in my school days, I participated a bit on my school's speech and debate team, and on the more debate side of things, one of the things we knew was that U.S. News > Time >>> Newsweak.  Newsweak was, more or less, a step up from The National Enquirer, Vogue, or the Weekly World News, but it was not a real source you'd want to cite in competition.

Fast forward to today, and the Newsweak of old looks like The Economist in comparison.  How so?

They actually printed this article, which asks why all of the "conservative loudmouths" are Irish-American.  Not only is this rather crude and bigoted, but it suggests that the author is apparently unaware of non-Irish (except on St. Patty's Day of course) and vocal conservatives like Rush Limbaugh, Michelle Malkin, Michael Savage, Larry Elder, Walter Williams, Jonah Goldberg, and a host of others.  "Professor" Van Gosse's students need to know that apparently, he lives under a rock and has no understanding of the thinkers of the past 40 years.  Tuition refunds at Franklin & Marshall are in order.


Gino said...

irish are loud mouths, generally... regardless of politics.

when i was a taking a current events class in high school, we were using Newsweek as the periodical of choice. The teacher thought Time was too left wing, US News tended to the right, and Newsweek was the best middle choice.

Bike Bubba said...

Well, yes, the Irish do well, but you and I do pretty good to, donchathink? :^) Hope and pray you're doing well!