Wente Watch

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Wente's lobster dinner

Weekend Wente decides to make fun of animal-rights activists, but then towards the end of her piece sounds like she half-agrees with them, going so far as to compare the treatment of pigs today with that of slaves last century.

No joke, she really wrote that.

This demonstrates a key part of Wente's writing style. Her dislike of anything that sounds liberal or progressive is so intense that she has to make digs at them even when she is in agreement.

In any case, Wente glosses over the complexities of the story as usual. Clearwater's "lobster condos" were actually more a marketing stunt than a serious attempt at being humane to lobsters. Chicago's ban on foie gras may be easy to mock, but it didn't make much actual difference. Most Illinois restaurants had already stopped selling it, as people weren't buying after word got around.

2 Comments:

  • No joke, she really wrote that.

    That should be the title of Wente's column.

    By Blogger Ti-Guy, at September 02, 2006 4:49 a.m.  

  • Great start to your blog, Tyrone. Welcome to the blogosphere. I hope you keep writing. Wente is a good target for ridicule; nearly everything she says is wrong.

    Nick
    http://torontopia.blogspot.com

    By Blogger Nick, at September 04, 2006 11:30 a.m.  

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