Aaaah. I'm so, so proud to be part of the loony fringe. Aren't we all? It's funny though, when you think of how many of us there actually are. Not so much a fringe as a full blown freakin' mullet, I'd say.
Hmmm.... I wonder if anyone has told The Australian... Any volunteers?
Great, thanks. While you're at it, you might want to give the editorial staff a bit of helpful advice about editorial style.
'This is an editorial?' my students would ask, wrinkling noses. 'This is the 'voice' that this paper wants to project?'
Except this: David Freesmith's thoughtful argument stands strong against this, this and this. Talk about a multi-pronged attack... Except for the fact that they all say the same thing (and I don't just mean echoing each other's sentiments- seriously, Kenneth's Wiltshire meandering sludge splodges its way through three separate articles- impressive. Or something.)