Pamela Paul, the winner of Discourse Blog’s inaugural “Which New York Times Column Is Stupider” contest, has outdone herself.
This time, Paul—who has recently used the most coveted real estate in American opinion journalism to bring us such trenchant insights as “aren’t conservative people of color cool too?” and “I am getting older”—is tackling a new serious issue in the land: “the word ‘gay’ is under attack!!!!” Because when I want the sharpest analysis of what’s going on in the LGBTQ community, I turn to the straight1 ex-wife of Bret Stephens.
Paul’s latest column—a word I should probably use advisedly—is called “Let’s Say Gay,” and to say that it is not the sharpest knife in the drawer is really an insult to knives. Come with me, please, as I take you on a journey through one of the most useless pieces of commentary I have read in recent memory.
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