John on November 7, 2007 at 2:05 am
Not since Michael Weisskopf wrote that Christians were “poor, uneducated and easy to command” in a February, 1993 front page news piece for the Washington Post have I seen such a howler in print.
San Francisco Gate columnist Mark Morford has a column published October 24th titled “American kids, dumber than dirt.” In expounding his theme, all of which seems to be based on one conversation he had with a friend, Morford off-handedly adds the following:
We are, as far as urban public education is concerned, essentially at rock bottom. We are now at a point where we are essentially churning out ignorant teens who are becoming ignorant adults and society as a whole will pay dearly, very soon, and if you think the hordes of easily terrified, mindless fundamentalist evangelical Christian lemmings have been bad for the soul of this country, just wait.
I’d expect to hear talk like this from people in San Francisco (perhaps those attending the Folsom Street Fair), but is this appropriate language for a serious newspaper? Did an editor even blink when scanning this rant? I suppose not…
In any case, I’d like to congratulate Mark Morford. It took 14 years but someone has finally topped Weisskopf’s infamous smear, and that someone is you my friend. You now hold the title for the most condescending, Christian-bashing rant published by a major newspaper. I’m sure you’ll revel in your sense of accomplishment.
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