Friday, 6 February 2004

Today's self-fisking DM op-ed page

Today’s Daily Mississippian shoots 0-for-4 on op-ed page articles. Let’s review:

  • The editorial contains this whopper of sheer idiocy:
    Though it remains controversial, especially among circles of Christians and other religious groups, evolution is still one of the most widely taught theories about the roots of the world. When origins taught to students, not only in Georgia but also nationwide, it should be maintained that evolution has not been accepted as scientific law.
  • A non-sensical column that proposes that improving the electric grid will, in and of itself, cause a huge economic recovery. Special bonus for the moronic statement that a “dirty bomb” during a power outage could kill 250,000 people.
  • A long screed about how Greeks don’t contribute to the university’s endowment, or something.
  • Last, but not least, a letter to the editor defending rude behavior, so long as the reason for one’s rudeness is proselytization.

Now, generally I don’t read the DM op-ed page for enlightement anyway, but today’s edition may have been the first that actually had the result of making me stupider.