ather's adventures in the Revolutionary War and it's full of wit, insight, imagery. Anyone can write - anyone with an interest in words and an engagement with the world they live in. Writing isn't a profession like medicine or accountancy, and pretending it is - as North America's journalism-school culture does - is worse than a harmless affectation, it's actually an obstacle to good readable writing. In most parts of the US, if you go to the local store, you've a choice between a dull local paper with an op-ed page filled on the cheap from a handful of dominant syndicates and a dull regional paper like The Boston Globe or The LA Times. On the Internet, you can find strong individual voices, the sort of thing the portentous J-school newspapers have all but bred out of the system. I know what I prefer to read. The bad news: Steyn worries that he might not be long for the National Post.

Posted by at May 11, 2003 04:50 PM

do you have any job openings at the Examiner or at your website?

Posted by: jayson blair at May 11, 2003 05:17 PM

Oh, Lord, shoulda seen that coming....

Posted by: Dylan at May 11, 2003 09:44 PM

The funny thing is that it could actually be Blair :-)

Posted by: Steve Martinovich at May 12, 2003 02:16 PM

The National Post is getting some well-deserved fall-out from firing Kenneth Whyte. Patricia Pearson, Paul Wells and David Frum are all gone....I'm not sure how you view your future there, but the paper's huge strength in my pinko eyes was its excellent op-ed range and depth. And now they're dropping like flies...I figure my eyes will be once again be glazing over with the likes of Margaret Wente and Rick Salutin et al when the Post dies its all-too-preventable death.

Posted by: Jane at May 13, 2003 09:33 AM
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