Sunday, September 18, 2005

Intellectual Lightweight

One wonders if John Tierney is as stupid as he imagines his readers are. As Roger Ailes notes, it's becoming apparent that Tierney's entire schtick, when he isn't obessing about gender differences, is pointing to a private company that did something good and using that as "proof" that it means "market good" and "government bad." It's a silly exercise, as its opposite would be as well. I haven't yet seen any liberal argue that the several airline bankruptcies are proof that the federal government needs to nationalize the entire means of production, but that would essentially be the mirror image argument of what Tierney's doing.