Jan 25, 2005

How I Loathe Thee, Maureen Dowd

Okay, I figured I should get this out and on the record once and for all: I loathe Maureen Dowd. While I don't necessarily disagree with her point of view, I detest her writing style. She generally choses an obvious topic, depicts it one-sidedly, and trots out all the SAT prep vocab words she can stuff into one editorial. Whenever possible, she invokes lengthy, overblown metaphors, too. I would sincerely like to know how she managed to secure a regular column at the Times. That's all. And I'd like to gut her like a fish.

Here and here are some recent examples of her spectacularly lousy columns.

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