Dogging the DOG | Arkansas Blog

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Dogging the DOG

Posted By on Sat, Oct 20, 2007 at 8:57 AM

Matilda in the Rock is agitated this morning about the editorial praising the late columnist Richard Allin in today's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. After all, Matilda notes, the very same newspaper fired Allin and Charles Allbright and "replaced them with semi-literate hacks." Matilda also detects a back-handed dig at Allin in the editorial and concludes:

I guess that is the worst part of the Arkansas Democrat's editorial page. It's not the lies or the double standards or the impotent hatred of anything Clinton. It's not the shilling for the administration or the inability to allow a dissenting opinion lest they be shown as fools. It's not their racism demonstrated by deriding a majority of the school board as a gang and willful narrow majority because they are black and unwilling to support their owner's agenda, or their printing letters to the editor with words like "niggernado" in them. All of that is bad enough, but I truly believe the worst trait of the editorial writers is their pettiness. No dig is too small or small minded for them to insert into a column if they have a grudge or an ax to grind. The Arkansas Democrat editorial page is a little editorial page, petty, barbarous and cruel. Even when they get it right.

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