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4 Responses to "Book News: Garrison Keillor vs. the Jews, and More"
Scott A Joseph, MD
December 22, 2009 at 06:42 PM
Please keep in mind that Keillor has had a stroke. The article certainly looks as though his frontal lobe was malfunctioning. I'm sorry, but at his best, Keillor was not talented enough to sniff Irving Berlin's used underwear. Now, he's pathetic.
December 20, 2009 at 05:27 PM
you, um, work with books? and one assumes you read, but how is your comprehension? Seems faulty to me, and that more you want attention, and can't differentiate well among levels of meaning; and/ or you are a 'bandwagoner' being the possessor of great books does not make one intelligent, and being around the intelligent can be pretty disheartening if one remains stupid and still thinks one must be a genius - accept your limitations, but continue to try to learn to read AND understand, just don't tell others about it because you are misleading them, eh?
December 19, 2009 at 06:14 AM
While I agree that Keillor's column was insulting not only to non-Christians but also to anyone who has struggled over the meaning of Christmas, you might want to put it in a little more context: the first part of the quote that you have taken out was actually referring to the Unitarian Church. So he's spreading Christmas scrooginess across religious lines. Here's the link to the full column: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bal-op.keillor16dec16,0,225627.story
December 18, 2009 at 12:57 PM
Wow, Keillor has gone completely off his nut. The commenters really let him have it though. Hey, it's not our fault that all the good songwriters were Jewish, or that writing sappy Christmas songs is so easy.
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