Easterbrook's blunder.

Media criticism.
Oct. 20 2003 7:23 PM

Blogosmear

Gregg Easterbrook and the perils of writing before you think.

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Composer and bandleader Charles Mingus was known to dismiss his musicians from the stage whenever their performance displeased him, accusing them of "mental tardiness." By blogging so recklessly, Easterbrook deserves a day's damnation for mental tardiness, but anybody who wants to convict him of anti-Semitism will have to cross pens with me.

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