Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Worst Person In The World

Ruth Marcus.

Pierce gets at something I saw in there too, the general contempt for the idea that people who haven't been given tenured spots at legacy newspapers should be able to write stuff, and even have an audience, if their behavior doesn't conform to the Official Peggy Noonan Guide To How (The Right) People Are Supposed To Behave.

And the fainting couch stuff really is absurd. I've spent enough time in Washington to know that everybody fucking swears and says naughty things all the fucking time. A senator, and not even one you'd probably expect, said fuck about 5 seconds after meeting me, and I'm an irresponsible blogger who might reveal that event to the world.