May 20, 2009

A Better Reason to Fire MoDo

Bob Sommerby, on America's worst op-ed columnist, who unfortunately seems to have survived this plagiarism flap:

She has invented many other bogus stories, and she has degraded the discourse in endless ways. For example, she’s a flat-out gender nut, a point she’s made quite clear through the years. In Dowd’s oeuvre, Democratic men are all girls—and Democratic women are men. Most gruesomely, she had Gore singing “I feel pretty” the Sunday before the 2000 vote. But she endlessly made Edwards “the Breck girl”—and she started in on girlie-man Obama, until she saw history turning against her. Sorry—she started in on “Obamabi,” on the “Hollywood starlet”—on “the diffident debutante.” Or, if race-clowning is your metier, on “Scarlett O’Hara”—the man she described as being “legally blonde.”
The only good Dowd columns are the ones she turns over to someone else, like Aaron Sorkin or her cousin or something.

Posted by Stephen Silver at May 20, 2009 05:30 PM
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