Atlas Shrugged: The Mocking

Monday, November 17, 2008

The Company You Keep

Sometimes you have to stop and smell the stupidity, so to speak. When analyzing a typical Megan McArdle post, you can seldom uncover all the stupidity and venality in one passing. There will be grave ethical breeches that demand one's attention first. Then come the errors in logic that make your head swim while trying to comprehend McArdle's point. Then you might get to the factual errors, if you are not too busy. Finally, you might go over the poor sentence structure, spelling and punctuation. It's quite time consuming.

Today Fire Megan McArdle points out yet another aspect of McArdle's writing that gives one pause; the company she chooses to keep. McArdle refers to Dan Riehl, as if he is a fellow journalist instead of a misogynist and homophobic moron. Megan likes Michelle Rhee's proposals to destroy teachers' unions, despite the fact that Rhee refuses to discuss who is funding her prospective efforts. She quotes young dolt Conor Friedsdorf, who is even stupider than Megan herself. And she also quotes Dr. Sally Satel, an AEI "scholar" who advocates selling body parts. It's not just for third world countries, says the doc. Idiots, one and all, brought to you by the crown princess of fools.

4 comments:

clever pseudonym said...

Pardon my ignorance, but who or what is a Dan Riehl?

Susan of Texas said...

He's just another blogger, but is fairly popular on the right. His strongest qualities are hatred of gays and, uh, hatred of gays. He wrote a post today saying the proper response to angry gay activits is, "I guess if it ever comes right down to it, Blam ... blam .. blam is a pretty good response to that no justice, no peace crap!"

I guess that a guy who advocates killing gays doesn't bother Megan much, as long as he also believes in union bashing. No doubt that's why so many of her commenters are comfortable spouting racial slurs.

clever pseudonym said...

Thanks for sparing me a click on any links to that guy. Puke.

Righteous Bubba said...

And she also quotes Dr. Sally Satel, an AEI "scholar" who advocates selling body parts. It's not just for third world countries, says the doc.

Indeed, it's for any nation with a sufficiently desperate underclass. Why not make such a class here and save fuel on shipping? It's the green way to do it.