...The One-Minute Pundit
Thursday, August 04, 2011
this twaddle is headed for AHTSJournal. Just because a rag is "prestigious" doesn't mean it can't run twaddle; indeed some of the most "prestigious" rags run the most twaddle -- look at The New Yorker -- or The Econowiz. A prime example of twaddle is the lengthy think piece such as this gassing on societal trends. Such pieces can be irritatingly blasé, which the news hack mistakes for erudition. Mike Royko could pack more bite into one sentence than these gums can ooze into a hundred essays -- and the fact Mike Royko's dead and the business has had no interest in replacing him exacerbates the annoyance.