David Brooks on Penn State: The Mirage of Ambiguity by Queer Atheist

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/15/opinion/brooks-lets-all-feel-superior.html?…

One can read Mr. Brooks latest essay as proof, if one were needed, that the myopic Mr. Brooks has a perceptual problem. There was no ambiguity in the report of one of his assistant coaches that he witnessed the anal rape of a ten year old boy in the showers at Penn State. What was ambigious was the nonresponse of Mr. Paterno, ex post facto.Teachers,educators have a special legal resopnsibility as reporters on the welfare of children, absolutely no ambiguity there,none.  This provides fake moralist Mr. Brooks with the opportunity to exibit his contempt for the other fake moralists, in print and other media, in essence to show them to be less than he as moralists. With the welcome additions of the indicies of moral decay as Abu Ghraib,Madoff and ‘The Wall Street Follies’. Well, Mr. Brooks policy hand can be seen by his regular readers in at least two of the cases cited. He ought not to advertise his mispalced faith in the War in Iraq or the Free Market Delusion, but then again he is careless, cavalier and self-congartulatory.

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Rootless cosmopolitan,down at heels intellectual;would be writer. 'Polemic is a discourse of conflict, whose effect depends on a delicate balance between the requirements of truth and the enticements of anger, the duty to argue and the zest to inflame. Its rhetoric allows, even enforces, a certain figurative licence. Like epitaphs in Johnson’s adage, it is not under oath.' https://www.lrb.co.uk/v15/n20/perry-anderson/diary
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