The Longest Now


How to Scathe: An Object Lesson
Tuesday November 11th 2003, 1:47 pm
Filed under: poetic justice

In order to well and truly scathe somone, one must lead off with a compliment, and be polite, unemotional, and incisive in language.  Consider this masterful article on Clark, which at first glance merely describes key events in his past, with quotes from Clark and his colleagues thrown in for added color.  The best example of a scathing I’ve seen this season.


In contrast, the emotional content on, say, KickingAss, about GWB, bounces right off the old shell without much lasting effect.


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And just now, Wesley Kanne gets written up in more glorious fashion in the Globe, where they devote a couple paragraphs to his mixed religious heritage…

Comment by sj 11.17.03 @ 4:31 pm



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