Thursday, October 15, 2009

Should stupidity disqualify an advice columnist?

That's the question DairyStateMom asks regarding the campaign by some bloggers to get DoubleX advice columnist Lucinda Rosenfeld fired from her job for telling a letter writer... oh it's too long for me to summarize, just read it yourself.

Says DSM:
Should an advice columnist (or any opinion columnist) be removed for giving, well, bad advice? I don't think there's any question at all that the columnist gave a moronic response to the letter writer (taking Broadsheet's summary as accurate). Is that really the issue though? Do we fire columnists for stupidity?

Well, I guess some people think we should...

1 comment:

  1. It depends. I think a few people might read it for the train wreck factor at this point, but I don't think anyone is going to seriously look to it for advice.

    Hard to say for certain what that will mean for ad revenues, but my guess is nothing good.


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