Rickert gets his ass kicked

Feburary 11, 2012 by WCMC

For anyone who’s been following the Rickert vs Kemble/Allen/Rothschild skirmish, Athenae, who blogs on First Draft (first-draft.com), has chimed in with her blog entry: “The ‘Who The Fuck Are You’ Doctrine.”

Seems Rickert doesn’t care for journalists who do their homework and then reveal the information they’ve uncovered through hours of research.

Rickert: “You know that old saying about how a little knowledge is a dangerous thing? In an online world with easy access to reams of information, the danger isn’t a little knowledge, but little perspective on knowledge.”

In other words, Rickert believes it’s best we not worry our pretty little heads over Kaleem Caire’s ties to right-wing organizations which seek to “bust teachers unions and privatize public education.”

Rickert’s snide attitude overwhelms his article, and that didn’t go unnoticed by Athenae: “Well, snide is pretty much your only defense when you’ve gotten your ass kicked on a story.”

Here are the links, in chronological order:

Kemble’s 12/22/11 post: http://progressive.org/madison_prep.html

Ruff’s 1/27/12 post: http://allenruff.blogspot.com/2012/01/history-not-conspiracy-kaleem-caires.html

Rickert’s 2/7/12 article:http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/chris_rickert/chris-rickert-guilt-by-association-is-political-cheap-trick/article_83150d94-511e-11e1-a71e-001871e3ce6c.html

Rothschild’s 2/7/12 response to Rickert’s article:http://progressive.org/columnist_slams_citizen_journalists_over_madison_prep.html

Athenae:http://www.first-draft.com/2012/02/the-who-the-fuck-are-you-doctrine.html

 

 

 

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One Comment on “Rickert gets his ass kicked”

  1. Joe Skulan February 11, 2012 at 5:23 pm #

    If “a little knowledge is a dangerous thing” then Rickert should be locked up.

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