Monthly Archives: December 2013

Duck Dystopia

So Phil Robertson, whose tangled beard and folksiness until yesterday graced A&E’s “Duck Dynasty”, doesn’t like gays, and isn’t too clear that he likes African-Americans either. It’s a shock, of course. Nobody thought that if we kept cramming doltish shitheels onto the airwaves, that one or two of them might turn out to actually mean it. Two days ago we thought Phil was a role-model; now we know he’s not. It’s a loss, to which …

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The iconicity of “peaceful resistance”

The iconicity of “peaceful resistance”

The New York Times’ Mandela Obituary Headline Couldn’t Have Been More Wrong Before it falls down the memory hole, it should be noted that the online US edition of the New York Times marked the sad passing of the great Nelson Mandela with this odd headline: “Nelson Mandela, South African Icon of Peaceful Resistance, Dies”. (They’ve since changed it to “South Africa’s…Moral Center”, which sounds like a place FIFA could have held business ethics conventions …

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