Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Proof that Chris Rickert is Completely Out of Touch

I don't usually read the Wisconsin State Journal columns of professional apologist Chris Rickert anymore, unless a particular headline sparks my curiosity. When I do read them, they usually leave me scratching my head and wondering about the alternate universe in which he lives. But this one takes the cake. The headline online is different than the one in yesterday's print edition, which said something like Nail's Tales Should Stay Where It Is.
"Nails'" reminds us that art is to be pondered and maybe even reviled - and maybe reviled for reasons we don't understand.

I think Rickert may be projecting his opinion of his own columns.  Most of the time, it seems like his point on almost any issue boils down to "I don't understand why people who have paid more attention to this issue than I have are so upset about it; they should just accept the status quo like I do."  I don't find that particularly thought-provoking or controversial; I just find it eye-rollingly irrelevant.


Anonymous said...

I can't figure Rickert out either. I think he's under the delusion that he is some sort of populist or something. I can't believe the WSJ can't come up with a better columnist. Oh wait, its the State Journal. Nevermind.

Anonymous said...

He really doesn't ever really take a stand on anything. But then he wonders why you don't agree with him or why you disagree with him.

Tim Morrissey said...

Stop. Reading. His. Drivel. Now. :)

Anonymous said...

I once read one of Rickert's columns three times without being able to figure out what he was trying to say. I know High School students who write more coherently. I was compelled to comment, "The only response I can make to your column is: Idiot".

Of course I was banned by the WSJ as they are very touchy about having their incompetence pointed out. If I had known I was going to be banned I would have called him an "f***ing idiot", which would have been more accurate in spirit.

Hopefully the WSJ goes bankrupt along with it's penny-stock parent Lee Enterprises and the Capital Times rises from the ashes.