Baseball Crank
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February 20, 2008
POLITICS: Slate-ism of the Day

I drift by somewhat regularly - it's got some good, provocative and idiosyncratic writers (Kaus, Hitchens) and usually has some other good content as well. But there's also, on any given day, just a staggering amount of lameness on the site, and this column, purporting to analyze Hillary Clinton by reviewing her eating habits, perfectly encapsulates the awfulness of so many Slate pieces: the combination of nitpicking and a supercilious and unserious analysis with a faux-highbrow tone that tries to connote intellectual sophistication but actually conveys snobbery masquerading as erudition. All that's missing from making this the perfect Slate piece is a potshot at President Bush.

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