JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2010/07/how-far-weve-come.html (9 comments)

jsid-1278996055-887  Doom at Tue, 13 Jul 2010 04:40:55 +0000

You know though, as people are waking up, trying to take the wheel back, and beginning to look around...  The rearview mirror is going to really bite the left in the butt.  And people are waking up, at various stages and levels.  And we are looking back once we gain a little better cognition.

That reminds me of re-watching some 80's or 90's show that I thought was hip, profound, or inspirational at the time.  So much to learn, only one life in which to do it.  Still...

jsid-1279022751-827  Tam at Tue, 13 Jul 2010 12:05:51 +0000

Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose.

jsid-1279028095-899  BobG at Tue, 13 Jul 2010 13:34:57 +0000

The only thing missing are the dick jokes.

jsid-1279033619-935  GrumpyOldFart at Tue, 13 Jul 2010 15:07:01 +0000

Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton.

That's appropriate, actually. It nicely illustrates the distinction between "journalism" and "reporting the facts".

jsid-1279034662-756  khbaker at Tue, 13 Jul 2010 15:24:22 +0000 in reply to jsid-1279033619-935

It gets even better.  The course (THE course) he teaches in the Fall semester is entitled "The Literature of Fact."

As though he'd have any actual experience of it.

jsid-1279053517-135  Sarah at Tue, 13 Jul 2010 20:38:37 +0000 in reply to jsid-1279034662-756

The Literature of Fact? Sounds ominous, sort of like The Fiction of Fact.

Incidentally, professors with hoity-toity endowed chairs in big departments typically teach only one course per semester. With this guy, though, the endowment would more appropriately confer on him the title of Ferris Bueller Professor of Journalism.

jsid-1279059181-114  GrumpyOldFart at Tue, 13 Jul 2010 22:13:01 +0000 in reply to jsid-1279053517-135

1984 came and went, and nobody even noticed.

War is Peace.

Freedom is Slavery.

Ignorance is Strength.

jsid-1279127342-95  Dixie at Wed, 14 Jul 2010 17:09:02 +0000 in reply to jsid-1279034662-756

Well, you know what they say: "those who can, do-- those who can't, teach."

jsid-1279153566-597  DirtCrashr at Thu, 15 Jul 2010 00:26:06 +0000

What Doom said - but Teh Looking Back thing, that's why they Left is busy vaporizing their traces and throwing what they can down the memory-hole and trying to change the past.
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