Somewhere between Bell's Palsy and death
Sunday, February 29, 2004
Opinions bad, hypocrisy good.
As if my neuroses weren't working overtime as it was, Choire opened up the flood gates with this little nugget.

Here's my question: Just how would a newspaper screen job candidates, stringers, editors or anyone else making news-type decisions? Would they ask them their sexual preference, or if they were HIV-positive? What are their political beliefs? If they're opposed to murder or rape or child molesting or war? If they're fundies or atheists? Because that's what newspapers cover, and I can guarantee you that there isn't a living, breathing soul on the face of this planet that doesn't have some sort of bias. And besides, you can't ask someone those kind of questions because, well, if you turn someone away for their beliefs/race/sexuality, that's called discrimination, and people frown upon that sort of thing. So, what to do, what to do ... wait, I know, how about allowing people to do their jobs? You can't tell me there aren't gay men and women in journalism who aren't covering the marriage issue right now, and you can't tell me there aren't Jewish people not covering the war, and that they're completely without feeling on the subjects they're covering. So how about trusting them to do what they do?
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It is the job of a good person to be honest. To be self-aware. To deliberately explore the fault lines of your character and try desperately to not inflict suffering in this strange, ghost-ridden world of worked and fabricated objects. Sometimes the jobs of writer and good person coincide. But more often they don’t. There are way more writers in the world than there are good people.

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Typelogic says I'm an INFP.
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The Make-Believe Oral Cancer Foundation (M-BOCF) is now accepting donations on my behalf. Won't you please help those of us who jump to hideous conclusions regarding our oral health and help me get a root canal or two!??:

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