Friday, November 29, 2013

Emily Bazelon should be fired for writing the stupidest sentence ever

A long-time reader sent me the following message:

"I'm guessing you may have already seen this. But in case you didn't...

"In a Slate article about the Jameis Winston case at Florida State found here http://www.slate.com/articles/sports/jurisprudence/2013/11/jameis_winston_the_sexual_assault_allegations_against_the_florida_state.html

"...here's the opening sentence of the last paragraph:
Whether schools should punish athletes who have been accused but not convicted—or in Winston’s case, even charged—is a hard call.
"Good Lord. I've read it three times now, and it gives me chills every time. Literal chills.
Sometimes, I don't even know in what country I'm living anymore."

The sentence was written by someone who goes by the name Emily Bazelon, and the query she poses is unworthy of any, much less serious, debate, response, or refutation. Bazelon, and any editor who reviewed the piece before it was posted, should be fired for their appalling stupidity. And that, dear readers, is NOT a hard call.