nuary 29, 2003 08:15 PM

Greg -- Been to Greenwich Village lately? I love the place, don't get me wrong, but times have changed since the 1840s, or even the 1980s. I find far more of what I associate with Bohemianism -- dirty little grunge-hippies like you!! -- around my neighborhood, than in $20 dinner-land. But maybe I was just lost.... Comments, Langfield?

Posted by: Matt Welch at January 29, 2003 08:34 PM

but that's why cotts said "proverbial" - whatever its current status, greenwich village, given its history, will always be "proverbial bohemia." also, on a related note, kate sort of takes cotts' first two lines at face value, when no one has actually uttered the phrase "stick it to the Man" in anything but a tongue-in-cheek matter since 1971, I think. It was basically just Cotts' jokey way of admitting that her employer had engaged in the sort of stuff she's supposed to be criticizing in her column.

Posted by: greg at January 29, 2003 09:15 PM

Yeah, I guess ... but it comes off about as clumsily as one of those Michael Kinsley Bill-Gates-is-evil jokes. Don't get me wrong -- I came *this* close to making a Richard Mellon Scaife joke over in the LA Examiner comments section today, as a reaction to someone suggesting that Riordan had Muzzled Us or something.... Still, with the notable exception of a terrific and balanced Howard Blume story in today's LA Weekly, those writing about the consent decree for the chains involved have not distinguished themselves.

Posted by: Matt Welch at January 29, 2003 10:34 PM

Not sure she knows what a "classical liberal" is, though. Most people familiar with the nomenclature would think that refers to a eighteenth or nineteen century liberal (aka as today's libertarian). It has little in common with what was called a liberal in the 1960s.

Posted by: Rand Simberg at January 30, 2003 03:32 PM
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