Friday, July 22, 2011

Letters opposing the Southern's editorial

The usual suspects (yours truly and Kristi Brownfield & Natasha Zaretsky) rushed off letters to the editor opposing the Southern's editorial praising our Chancellor for alienating faculty (already discussed on this blog here & here), and the Southern has now duly published them. You'll need to scroll down just a bit in the rather low-tech manner the Southern has of posting letters online.

My letter contains a stray comma the Southern managed to insert (in the first sentence of the penultimate paragraph). And when I tried to sign it Dr. David M. Johnson, the better to make a medical analogy, they asked me, when confirming my identity over the phone, whether I had a MD or PhD and thus demoted me to the latter. While I'm entirely capable of inserting a stray comma myself, I don't think I've ever tacked Ph.D. on to my name, save on the covers of my line of self-help books.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on those of you getting letters published in The Southern (Confederate). I gave up last Fall after the paper contacted me for conformation of my identity and then dropped the letter. I believe it was the time that Poshard responded to Professor Lieberman's guest editorial with his version of H. Rider Haggard's "(S)he who must be obeyed."


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