The hardworking staff is starting to feel like the Bill Keller Intervention Squad, but then again someone has to do it.
Keller, former executive editor of the New York Times and current op-ed columnist, sticks his pen in his mouth virtually every time he puts it to paper.
Exhibit Umpteen: His piece in Sunday’s Times Magazine, which is, as always, about himself.
My Unfinished 9/11 Business
A hard look at why I wanted war.
Ten years after the attacks, we memorialize the loss and we mark the heroism, but there is no organized remembrance of the other feelings that day aroused: the bewilderment, the vulnerability, the impotence. It may be difficult to recall with our attention now turned inward upon a faltering economy, but the suddenly apparent menace of the world awakened a bellicose surge of mission and made hawks of many — including me — who had a lifelong wariness of the warrior reflex.
Yak yak yak.
We were a little too pleased with ourselves for standing up to evil and defying the caricature of liberals as, to borrow a phrase from those days, brie-eating surrender monkeys.
Not to get technical about it, but the phrase was cheese-eating surrender monkeys.
Leave it to Keller to assume it was brie.