“Bill Nye is as much a scientist as I am. He’s a kids’ show actor. He’s not a scientist.”
Dr. Sarah Palin, M.Sc., Ph.D., Dum.Ass, at a climate skeptics wingnut welfare gig.0 comments)
I can’t believe that the AP actually put this out. Its sole point is expressed in its headline:
Some conservative commentators are criticizing the cheering and peppiness of the Arizona mass shooting memorial that featured President Barack Obama.
Some have wondered whether it was a scripted political event, but White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Thursday he and other aides didn’t expect Obama’s speech to receive as much applause as it did.
Some people might call this bad, insipid writing, nearly bad enough to make journalistic saint H.L. Mencken rise from his grave and deliver a rant that would make his William Jennings Bryan obituary look tame.
Some might say that an article that contains merely one single quote–one that probably came via a Drudge link–and that clocks in at all of 116 words while lazily repeating assumptions and offering no new context or information, and could easily have been generated by a seventh-tier conservative blog in about two minutes–is just a waste on every level.
Lev, a blogger at Library Grape, called the piece “bad, insipid writing, […] a waste on every level” but admitted that he didn’t like the piece.
And for the two (!!!) people who created this thing, I’ll like to send you both a copy of a much better-written book: