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  •  Interesting... (10+ / 0-)
    Fred Hiatt directs the Post’s editorial page and is commonly blamed for its right-wing tilt on Iraq (and other matters), but a recent story in the Washington City Paper identified Jackson Diehl as even more important in shaping the paper’s positions. The story calls Diehl, a Yale-educated columnist and the editorial page’s deputy editor, “the panel’s specialist on foreign policy” and cites a memo from retiring columnist Colbert King that says Diehl’s “dogmatic” views have intimidated those with less hawkish opinions.
    I knew Colbert King left his position on the editorial page because of disagreements; I can see why he didn't want his name associated with their warmongering.
    •  Who gives... (6+ / 0-)

      ..a shit he went to Yale:

      The story calls Diehl, a Yale-educated columnist and the editorial page’s deputy editor, “the panel’s specialist on foreign policy”
       
      George W. Bush went to Yale.

      I am sick of these aristocratic legacy colleges being used to fram & quantify a bunch of worthless fuck-ups.

      Yes, I realize Obama went to Harvard (or Yale; they're both the same so who gives a shit).  Actually, that's one thing I don't like about Obama...the fact he attended the most elite of the elitist snob schools in the country.

      Your mommy & daddy are Mitt Romney rich so they sent you to Harvard/Yale?  F off.  

      Sorry for the rant, but I am sick of how Harvard/Yale permeates our culture.  There are thousands of excellent colleges & universities in this country.

      But I'm sick of having the Harvard/Yale shit constantly shoved down my throat.

      What colleges on the planet are most hostile to the Greater Good collectivism than Harvard & Yale?  You go in a spoiled brat; you exit a super spoiled brat.

      You pay an armored car full of money for instant social prestige.  The actually education is an afterthought.  How very Mitt Romney.

      Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate. ~ Proverbs 22:22

      by wyvern on Tue Aug 21, 2012 at 10:57:45 AM PDT

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      •  Hrm.. (0+ / 0-)

        Tell me what you really think about Harvard and Yale, I'm unclear.

      •  if some young person has the opportunity (1+ / 0-)
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        to go to harvard, or yale, or swarthmore, or stanford, or some other elite university, i think they'd be foolish not to at least consider it. there is prestige and snootiness, sure - and there are also some very find minds and great people doing exciting things. i  applied to those schools, but they didn't let me in. but over the years i have been at some great conferences at harvard, and met  wonderful people who studied or taught there and benefited from it. learning is a wonderful thing.  congratulations to people who make it. but if they turn out like diehl, it is not necessarily the institution's fault.

        there are great wonders at places like that, but smaller less famous schools can also be wonderful.

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