Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The writers and artists leave the barricades 


Few industries congratulate themselves on their "courage" and "bravery" more incessantly than artists and journalists — at least when it comes to plays about a gay Jesus, or joining the all-star singalong for Rock Against Bush. But it's easy to be provocative with people who can't be provoked. Faced with an opportunity to demonstrate real courage, the arts and the media shrivel up like a bunch of dying pansies.


From almost four years ago, a post of mine along the same lines. It has held up rather well, I think, which is too bad.

CWCID: Glenn Reynolds.


By Anonymous Anonymous, at Wed Jan 13, 10:18:00 AM:

Is the shot at "...a bunch of dying pansies," really a jab at homosexuals?  

By Blogger TigerHawk, at Wed Jan 13, 11:03:00 AM:

I don't think so, Anon. It is a common theme on the right that big institutional journalism as we know it is a dying business. It is a swipe at the wimpiness of the business, which is manifest.  

By Anonymous Mr. Ed, at Wed Jan 13, 11:19:00 AM:

The old post is still on the mark. Many minds can still be turned. Don't give up.

What, though, is the fiduciary duty of the Met? To protect the collection or to identify and protect the true beauty of our culture?


By Blogger Dawnfire82, at Thu Jan 14, 11:15:00 PM:

Who the hell reads 'dying pansies' and thinks of gays?  

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