February 19, 2006 at 1:26pm
Safire on Blogging Jargon:
. Thanks to commenter John Armstrong for the heads-up.
I'm surprised he wasn't able to find the origin of the term moonbats. I thought that was fairly widely known.
Same here--maybe he doesn't trust Wikipedia &seeks a more authoritative source.
Well, he did do his research on meme either... I guess he doesn't read Dawkins or Dennett. (Not that I'm surprised by that.)
John Armstrong (
CEB: I emailed Safire to point out Wikipedia, and suggested possibly emailing the purported coiner for verification.
I closed with "So, what's the blogger's term for 'sloppy research'?"
, I'm such a jerk.