Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Being Christian Schneider Means Never Having to Tell the Whole Story

Being liberal means never having to say you're sorry. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10/29/2013)

Excerpt:     Last month, the Madison Public Library Foundation celebrated construction of a vast new library in the city's downtown. Apparently immune to irony, it then decided to honor an individual best known for taking such buildings down. 

On Oct. 17, the foundation scheduled an author meet and greet with William Ayers, a domestic terrorist and co-founder of the Weather Underground, a group that spent the early 1970s bombing the Pentagon, the New York City police headquarters and the U.S. Capitol building.

Schneider neglects to mention that Bill Ayers was one of many authors, poets, artists, and journalists to visit Madison during the 2013 Wisconsin Book Festival, sponsored by the Madison Community Foundation in conjunction with the Madison Public Library Foundation.

Here's a list of other program presenters.

Thursday, October 17
  • Emily Oster
  • Steven Nadler
  • Jennifer Ratner Rosenhagen
  • Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy
  • Leonard Marcus
Friday, October 18
  • Jessie Garcia
  • Thomas Purnell
  • Eric Raimy
  • Joseph Salmons
  • John Holl
  • Lemon Andersen
  • Gil Scott-Heron
  • Margaret Rozga,
  • Ching-In Chin
  • Amaud Jamaul Johnson
  • Andy Gricevich
  • Dan Chaon
  • Clive Thompson
  • Adam Fell
  • Kara Candito
  • Christopher Mohar
  • Caryl Stern
  • Jon Ronson
Saturday, October 19
  • Kevin & Patsy Alderson
  • Emma Smith
  • E. M. Kokie (with Nick Podehl)
  • Tom Ragatz
  • Paul Humphrey
  • Rebecca Ryan
  • Jude Stewart
  • Dale Kushner
  • Dean Jensen
  • Jonathan Alter
  • Brinny Morrow-Cribbs
  • Lynda Barry
  • Ivan Brunetti
  • Chris Ware
  • Lucas Mann
  • Jody LePage
  • John D'Agata
  • Max Garland
  • Susanna Daniel
  • Stephen Jimenez
  • Emma Straub
  • Michelle Wildgen
  • Lindsay Hunter
Sunday, October 20
  • Jesse Gant
  • Nicholas Hoffman
  • David Rhodes
  • Jessie Haas
  • Wendy Vardaman
  • Sarah Busse
  • Jennifer Angus
  • G. Willow Wilson
  • Allen Salkin

No small task, Christian, putting together such an event.  The least you could have done is given it a mention.  But then that would have laid bare your silly premise.

Related post:
Fantasy vs. reality.  (2/15/2013)

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