08/15/2007 11:01 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Jerking Off

Who's the bigger jerk, Ron Rosenbaum or Stanley Fish?

Rosenbaum writes in Slate that Fish's NYT column "in its
self-satisfied cluelessness may just qualify as the worst op-ed ever
written." I can think of worse op-eds, but never mind. What's more
important to note is that Rosenbaum takes 1,700 words to explicate a
measly 754 words he deems worthless in the first place. Talk about
self-satisfied cluelessness.

To tweak the headline on Romenesko's link, Why didn't Slate do us all a favor and kill Rosenbaum's column? .