Thursday’s Boston Globe front-paged its obituary of Boston University historian and political activist Howard Zinn, and it was surprising that for such a controversial figure there was no, well, controversy in the piece.
As the Globe turns, apparently, no one has a bad word to say about Zinn, a legendarily divisive figure.
Call it a glowbituary.
But – big surprise – NPR’s All Things Considered actually tried to produce a balanced memorial, albeit with comments from the vile David Horowitz:
There is absolutely nothing in Howard Zinn’s intellectual output that is worthy of any kind of respect. Zinn represents a fringe mentality which has, unfortunately, seduced millions of people at this point in time. So, he did certainly alter the consciousness of millions of younger people for the worse.
Not to mention the Boston Globe, the Boston Herald, and the New York Times.