Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Horowitz replaces Lileks?

A recent letter to the editor of the Roanoke Times thanked the newspaper for replacing libertarian James Lileks' column with that of liberal Rick Horowitz. If this is true, it's a shame, though no surprise. Lileks is recognized as one of the best columnists in America, but his take on things usually runs counter to the liberal slant of the Roanoke Times. As we've pretty well documented, the trend at the RT is to consider less and less the opinions of anyone who disagrees with its world view.

Thus grows fanaticism.

UPDATE: Could anyone beat Lileks' summary of the Schiavo case?

In short: err on the side of life is not a bad motto to keep in mind. This seems simple enough. I respect those who nod, count to three, and offer a soft “however” so that we may refine the particulars. But I don’t have much time for those who hear “err on the side of life” and automatically bristle, because they hear the voice of someone who, damn their black and God-addled brain, once sent $10 to a politician who opposed parental notification law that did not have a judicial review.