Economics and similar, for the sleep-deprived
A subtle change has been made to the comments links, so they no longer pop up. Does this in any way help with the problem about comments not appearing on permalinked posts, readers?
Update: seemingly not
Update: Oh yeah!
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
A Liddle bit of this, A Liddle bit of that
Rod Liddle is a gregarious type who likes a pint and who apparently keeps a good table. He is, for that reason, popular among his journalistic peers. He is also widely read by a certain kind of person, specifically by fans of the kind of journalism which intentionally sets out to annoy various groups of people.
Two observations. First, as I've remarked elsewhere, it is always very strange when people who build their career around intentionally being provocative, then affect surprise (or have surprise affected on their behalf by their friends) that their provocations have had what must surely have been the intended result - that people are angry with them. Second, while contrarian journalism comes in varieties good and bad, and it's perfectly possible to be an excellent journalist of this type, the skill set is simply and completely different from that of an editor.
this item posted by the management 1/19/2010 07:18:00 AM