Thursday, June 29, 2006

The New York Times Likes 'Provocative'

Take this quiz:

Which of the following is not like the others:
  1. A commercial about churches using bouncers
  2. The word 'redneck'
  3. Leo Strauss' account of the modernity problem
  4. The reeling pace of urban renewal
  5. Hamas
Trick question--according to the New York Times, not only are the first 4 items provocative, but
When Hamas was only an opposition movement, its provocative behavior was a major impediment to peace. As a governing party, it is far worse.
Commercials, the word 'redneck', Leo Strauss, urban renewal, and suicide bombers/Kassam rockets.

I don't know who wrote the Times editorial.
Maybe it was the art critic.

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Soccer Dad said...

Do you read the Times carefull from cover to cover? How'd you get all of those?

Daled Amos said...

You keep back issues of Commentary in your air-conditioned subterranean vault, I keep The New York Times in mine.

Actually, I was just curious and did a search on their site for the word 'provocative'

It's a short-cut from doing real research.
Sort of like the New York Times.

Soccer Dad said...

Simple. But effective.
It's not a short-cut. You wanted to make a point. You did it effectively.

Anonymous said...

Did you notice the main element missing in this editorial?

Compare it to editorials demanding that Israel show restraint on any occasion. Where is the call for Hamas to do anything? There are only vague "Hamas needs to rethink its policies" and "the palestinians need to rethink things."

There are no calls for reform, no calls for Hamas to stop attacks on Israel (or "provocation"), no calls for any responsibility from the palestinian side, other than those vague remarks about how they need to THINK REALLY HARD about what they've done.

Spoken in my best Bette Davis tones: What. A Load. Of Crap.

Daled Amos said...

Bette Davis also said, "Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy ride"