Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Powerline notes an especially appalling choice for Pulitzer in the editorial cartoonist category, but I say Pulitzers are overrated anyway. Who'd want to belong to a club that welcomed Walter Duranty as a member?

It's like the Nobel Peace Prize being given to Arafat or Carter. The whole thing is a just one more part of the giant liberal echo chamber, so vast and hegemonic that some of those inside honestly don't realize there is an outside. Liberal committees nominating liberals who champion liberal causes especially well for awards, who are then declared by liberal media to be the geniuses of our era, and given grants by liberal foundations to go out and do more for liberalism. And if you don’t agree with this received wisdom -- hey, you're just a know-nothing anti-intellectual. And to prove it, liberals in academia compete to employ these anointed, award-winning liberals on the basis of the awards given to them by other liberals. It's almost eerily beautiful what an effective closed system the whole thing is.

You might almost call it a... vast left-wing conspiracy. But of course that would just be crazy.


Blogger Joseph Marshall said...

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8:29 AM  
Blogger Joseph Marshall said...

By the way, I just wanted to thank you for stopping by Straight Shot. You should post more often over here. A suggestion: take our little debate and rework it into a new post. I don't mind being fisked in the least.

Best Wishes.

8:30 AM  
Blogger TallDave said...

Hey, thanks for stopping by.

I have the philosophic belief that reasonable people given the same facts must inevitably come to similar conclusions once logic is applied through critical debate. I think "fisking" is a tad adversarial; I think dialogue should be more Socratic.

9:15 AM  

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