Wednesday, November 12, 2008
On birth certificates and Bill Ayers
Some people think that Camille Paglia has a column at Salon because Paglia has some deeply incriminating photos of David Talbot. But I think that Camille Paglia has a column at Salon because (a) back in the 1990s, guys like Talbot were charmed by her contrarian contrarianicity and (b) now, everyone else in the English-speaking world truly enjoys watching her make an abject fool of herself. It’s kind of cruel in a way, and yet I doubt that anyone can say she doesn’t deserve it.
I hear that Slate and Salon might team up to create a whole entire Special Edition Extra Deranged Internet, with Gregg Easterbrook as chief science reporter and Camille Paglia as senior political analyst. Sort of like Pajamas Media, only without the pajamas.