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It’s worse than I thought

Tis better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and prove it beyond any doubt for the whole fricking world to see. James Howard Gibbons will not be getting chocolate from me anytime soon. Greg and Byron are on this, while Kevin and Anne are (for now, anyway) oddly silent. Perhaps Anne is still recovering from listening to the radio this morning.

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  2. kevin whited says:

    Not to worry, that editorial was our first topic of email discussion this morning. A post is forthcoming, but I want it to live up to the Gibbons notion of an editorial “in its ideal state.” 🙂

    Actually, the entire edition is pretty poor today. Not to mention yesterday’s editorial page. It’s hard to keep up sometimes!

  3. Anne says:

    Ha! Did you listen the last time MeMo was on that show? Phew! It’s, uh, not the funniest thing I’ve ever heard. Maybe it’s a better show when the Chron’s “blogger” isn’t participating. =)

    And of course, since she is representative of the Chron’s blogging efforts, it’s not terribly surprising that the “slog” made it into print. Those editors are a rather clueless lot.

  4. Which high school paper did the Chronicle hire him from again?

  5. Jack Cluth says:

    Oh, the Humanity!

    The stunning arrogance and mind-boggling ignorance on display in Gibbons’ piece is almost beyond comprehension. I don’t expect everyone to support, or even understand those of us who keep weblogs. If you’re going to criticize something, though, wouldn’t it make sense to at least act as if you know of which you speak. What a %$&#*@# moron….

  6. I did hear MeMo the first time she was on Wait Wait, and though I nearly did a spit-take when they said her name, I thought she did okay. This time, not so good. I’m sure she was the one responsible for a Ken Hoffman bit being used in one of the quizzes, though.