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Thursday, August 14, 2003

Posted by Jake
Josh Chafetz, blogger for OxBlog, publishes the Immutable Laws of Maureen Dowd in the Weekly Standard.

THE FOURTH IMMUTABLE LAW OF DOWD: The particulars of my consumer-driven, self-involved life are of universal interest and reveal universal truths. Nowhere was this law more clearly illustrated than in Dowd's reaction to last fall's anthrax attacks. On October 17, 2001, for example, she opened her column with the line, "I am typing this wearing long black leather gloves." Dowd went on to explain that she had been wearing latex gloves, but she "felt the need for a more stylish sort of sterility" (a Dowd-like commentator might note ungenerously that this line describes her writing almost perfectly).

Another reason why the NYTimes editorial staff could use a shakeup.


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