I just noticed that the NY Times Andy Rosenthal took some questions from the hoi poloi about week ago and this was my favorite:
Q. Could you give me a remotely reasonable explanation as to why The New York Times relentlessly treats citizens who are anti-Obama, anti-abortion, pro-marriage, pro-gun ownership, pro-tobacco rights, and proponents of individual liberty with such extreme bias, humiliation, and — worst of all — silence? As much as I love newspapers, it’s people like you and The New York Times who make others smile to see your industry go down in flames. The Times is so monolithically prejudicial to an extreme degree in each of these areas — both on the editorial page and on the front page, that any claims to integrity, or indeed conscience, are nonexistent.
And who exactly does Paul Krugman think he is by being ultra-condescending toward Americans who are fighting for their beliefs and way of life with regard to the anti-tax movement? Krugman’s recents comments about such were, in a word, disgusting. Regardless of one’s viewpoint, these protests would make our forefathers proud that there are still people willing to stand up for their beliefs. — Gary Dean Thomas, Lexington, Ky.
I’m currently reading Charles Pierce’s excellent Idiot America: How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free, and he relates a quote from the Dover school board trial regarding the attempted insertion of Intelligent Design into the school science curriculum. In defense of ID, local pastor Ray Mummert proclaimed:
"We’ve been attacked by the intelligent, educated segment of the culture."
The difference between Ray Mummert and Gary Dean Thomas is that Mummert at least knows what he’s up against.