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Freddie deBoer used to blog at, and may again someday. Now he blogs here.

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9 Responses

  1. Now there’s a campaign we can all get behind!Report

  2. Avatar Mark says:

    I’m sure he could have a blog if he wants one. It’s his personal responsibility to get one!

    I’m not really familiar with his work pre-NYTimes (the self-aggrandizing piece he wrote complaining that Harvard was too easy – despite obviously having an 8th-grade science background that he had no interest in improving – turned me off.) But he doesn’t demonstrate much in the way of original thinking or writing skill in his present job.

    This reminds me of evaluating prospects in baseball – a player will look great in the minors. He has all the skills that have made other similar players successful in the past. And then he makes the jump…and fails miserably. And it takes a lot of evidence of failure before I accept that his minor-league performance did not adequately predict his numbers in the majors. I’m right to demand a lot of evidence that his true talent is not what I saw before, but ultimately I have to admit that my eyes deceived me.Report

  3. Avatar Chris Dierkes says:

    well said freddie.Report

  4. Avatar matoko_chan says:

    C’mon, Freddie, Douthat is a “moran”.
    The only way to improve the quality of american political discourse is to have his jaw wired shut and put him in anti-typing handcuffs.
    I particularily despised his last polemic on the “ignorant little brown muslim people”.
    I’m reading a book by Ibn Arabi on string theory and spacetime that was written a half century before Galileo finally convinced the pig-ignorant papists of heliocentrism.Report

  5. Avatar matoko_chan says:

    I mean 500 YEARS before Galileo finally convinced the pig-ignorant papists of heliocentrism.Report

  6. Oh, brother!! Do I need to reset my snark detector? Because the only good thing that could come of Ross getting his own NYT blog is more “chunky” Reese Witherspoon comments and the hilarity that would ensue. It would be the unintentional comedic gift that keeps on giving.Report