I must second and third and fourth ...

... what a lot of people on the internet have been saying, including Scott McLemee: Phil Nugent's take on Don Imus is one of the more carefully controlled yet blazing rants you're likely to read. Last week, I tuned out on the talkshow topic fairly quickly because of the predictable sanctimoniousness of many of Imus' opponents -- his career, remember, was predicated on offending just these people -- and Imus' own late-in-the-day groveling (apparently, he didn't really intend to offend them). But Nugent's is an impressive piece of blowtorch rhetoric. It's also funny -- and on such a thoroughly worked-over topic.

April 16, 2007 10:41 PM |



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