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Dec 10, 2012 Cam1st commented on Jews and Unitarians Conspire to Ruin Garrison Keillor's Christmas.
Well, looks like no one has added a comment to this in a long time, but I'll go ahead anyway.

While searching for a satirical piece that Keillor did on aging and Christmas, I found the link to this column. Read the excerpt from a column Keillor wrote a few years ago, and was, like some of the other commenters here, puzzled.

The excerpt doesn't sound like Keillor--it sounds mean-spirited, and narrow, and biased, and while Keillor might seem archaic and out of it to many today, he is not ill-liberal. He's very much, as anyone who has listened to him for years knows, the opposite.

So I read the column in full. The excerpt, read in context, reads very differently, and is not, as D Savage suggests here, full of bias and anti-this and that...

More interestingly to me, though, is how beautifully this column illustrates the dangers of taking out of context anything written or said...Mr Savage, as a writer, advice giver, and columnist, should know better than to do that.
Dec 10, 2012 Cam1st joined My Stranger Face
Dec 10, 2012 Cam1st joined My Stranger Face
Dec 10, 2012 Cam1st commented on Jews and Unitarians Conspire to Ruin Garrison Keillor's Christmas.
Well, looks like no one has added a comment to this in a long time, but I'll go ahead anyway.

While searching for a satirical piece that Keillor did on aging and Christmas, I found the link to this column. Read the excerpt from a column Keillor wrote a few years ago, and was, like some of the other commenters here, puzzled.

The excerpt doesn't sound like Keillor--it sounds mean-spirited, and narrow, and biased, and while Keillor might seem archaic and out of it to many today, he is not ill-liberal. He's very much, as anyone who has listened to him for years knows, the opposite.

So I read the column in full. The excerpt, read in context, reads very differently, and is not, as D Savage suggests here, full of bias and anti-this and that...

More interestingly to me, though, is how beautifully this column illustrates the dangers of taking out of context anything written or said...Mr Savage, as a writer, advice giver, and columnist, should know better than to do that.
 

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