Month: October 2010

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Yet More Williams

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On October 21, 2010
In response to Jon Chait and his many other defenders, I think it’s worth making a few points about the Williams firing. Let’s start off by assuming, arguendo, that his comments were objectionable (which they were) but not in and of themselves a firable offense, and also leave aside questions of a double standard. Does […]

Williams: The Bottom Line

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On October 21, 2010
As gmack also says in our comments, this is correct: But as in the case of Rick Sanchez it seems to me that if you assume Williams has been doing valuable work all these years, firing him over this single incident is excessive. But as an NPR listener, I’m a good deal more familiar with […]

End of An Error

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On October 21, 2010

NPR fires Wan Juilliams over anti-Muslim comments. I would like to think that this will get Williams to reconsider whether he wants to waste what was once some real journalistic talent as a hack Fox N

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More On Things That Go Boom

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On October 20, 2010
Stephanie Carvin has a long follow-up to my critique of her earlier explosive weapons essay at Duck of Minerva. She provides a lot of interesting history and legal analysis, but never really elaborates on the one point in the post that directly addresses my defense of the explosive weapons campaign: With regards to blast weapons, […]
Oh, great: A textbook distributed to Virginia fourth-graders says that thousands of African Americans fought for the South during the Civil War… Slaves were totally committed to the Confederate cause, which was totally about tariffs in any case! What evidence does she have for this racist-abetting nonsense? The passage appears in “Our Virginia: Past and […]
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