Tuesday, April 11, 2006

The Darwin Awards for Journalism

Our winner for April, 2006 is John B. Sotos, for writing the dumbest proposal in recent memory in the op-ed pages of the Washington Post. His brilliant plan? An emissions trading scheme. For calories. And I don't think he's joking. That's right, the obesity nannies have taken what is a great idea in something that represents a true externality (air pollution) and thought themselves so clever in applying it to their own so-called public health crisis. Well, there's a fine line between clever and...stupid. I can only hope that natural selection edits this guy from appearing in newspapers in the future.


At 9:17 AM, Blogger Speedy said...

I don't think I could take that article seriously. I read it and it just seemed like the perfect peice for satire - but something that is serious or believable. Where the heck is this guy coming from? Can he really believe that? And you're right - I don't think he is joking!


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