Friday, December 17, 2004


Star Tribune columnist Nick Coleman is a blogger's best friend. An endless fount of light blogging material. This week was a doozy. First, "A homeless crisis, and it's a scandal" (full of cheap rhetoric applied to a sad and complicated societal ill) then the angry followup: "The gospel truth about some readers" (full of bullying rhetoric applied to ungrateful recipients of Mr. Nick's wisdom).

Some of the NARN players dutifully stepped up to the plate: the Fraters (twice) and Powerline (twice). Local NARN friend the People's Republic jumped in too. But Craig Westover mostly resisted the temptation ("So, go ahead and rant, Nick. You’re preaching to the choir and no matter how loud they sing, it’s not going to house a single homeless person. If you can live with that, more power to you.")

I don't believe all that crazy talk about CF (Coleman Fatigue); the bloggers clearly slip Nick C. a $20 under the table from time to time to keep up the good, fiskable, work. Really, I can't think of any other good reason why he would write the silly way he does. Unfortunately, my theory doesn't solve the conundrum of why the STrib prints it...


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