Friday, March 5, 2010
The new format for The Atlantic has tamed and subdued our Megan McArdle, demoting her to just another face and voice. Gone are the ludicrous, nonsensical claims and petty, mean-girl attacks on liberals, leaving behind only middle-of-the-road mush that manages to say nothing. Sure, she still gets her facts wrong, but the thrill of discovering rampant stupidity is gone. We will cover her more bizarre goings-on, but there's no point in reporting that McArdle said students don't want to pay more for their education although the universities are hurting for money.