Friday, January 04, 2013

Turn Your Head & Cough While Reading Today's Poem

Among all of the fishwraps in the Big Apple, the Murdoch-owned NY Post is in the Top 10 of newspaper circulation and the Post is best known for its sensationalist headlines. Today, this blog's poet-in-residence — Calvin Trillin — proclaims that the Post knows whereof it speaks when it calls the NRA's Wayne LaPierre a nut. If this is a (fair & balanced) case of it takes one to know one, so be it.

[x The Nation]
The New York Post Calls Wayne LaPierre A Nut
By Calvin Trillin

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Considering the candidates they’ve backed,
So many of whom really seemed half-cracked,
It’s obvious—no ifs, no ands, no buts—
If even these guys think he’s nuts, he’s nuts. Ω

[Calvin Trillin began his career as a writer for Time magazine. Since July 2, 1990, as a columnist at The Nation, Trillin has written his weekly "Deadline Poet" column: humorous poems about current events. Trillin has written considerably more pieces for The Nation than any other single person. A native of Kansas City, MO, Trillin received his BA from Yale College in 1957. He served in the army, and then joined Time.]

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