I don't like her bad writing. I don't like her attempts to be provocative. I don't care for anything about her.
That especially includes her never-ending lies. Last night, while Mike was finishing blogging, I read Wurtzel's latest bad piece at The Atlantic. She wrote a piece on Sarah Palin -- which gives you an idea of how threadbare her cabinets are.
The stupid little idiot took an insult Mary McCarthy directed at Lillian Hellman -- the two had legendary late-life battles -- and credited it to Lillian Hellman. I saw that and thought, "Oh, I'll write about that tonight."
Except Wurzel corrected it or 'corrected' it. She went and changed her opening sentence to note it was McCarthy -- BUT SHE INCLUDED NO NOTE THAT SHE HAD MADE A CORRECTION.
I don't know what kind of a 'writer' thinks that's allowed. You make an error, it needs correction and a correction note needs to be there.
Fortunately, before she 'corrected' it, a number of people were pointing it out and their comments are still present.
pkatel 1 day ago
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That really does say it all. If you're writing a political piece, you need to do some work. Wurtzel didn't. She made a complete fool of herself and then she topped that by turning herself into a liar by changing her opening statement but failing to alert readers to the fact that she had.
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):