A Dog's Life calls Mark Morford "America's Stupidest Columnist". According to Juan Gato, Emily Jones calls him "the worst writer who gets paid", though I haven't actually found where she says it. Gato and Joanne Jacobs have both mocked his latest nonsense about how "plethoric and distressed must be the bewildered youth of America right about now". From their silence, I suspect that none of them has read his on-line mini-autobiography, About Mark Morford, which I quote here for those who do not already know it:
Mark Morford is a columnist and editor for sfgate.com. He is also a yoga teacher and fiction writer and an outstanding parallel parker and fervent wine devotee and former smoker and former LA rock-god wannabe and careful insinuator and occasional unfair mudslinger and frequent skeptic and sporadic true believer and paradoxical contrarian and tattooed love-monkey and vehement non-conservative and casual coffee drinker and ardent dog lover and medium sleeper and comparison shopper and funky subtle prurient neo-pagan gleaner of screaming delicious naked nuances.
The claim to be an "ardent dog lover" is a particularly nice touch. Does he even know what "ardent" means? It comes from the Latin participle ardens, which means "flaming", and tends to imply a passion that is more than Platonic.
Surely Morford is just another CIA deep-cover employee working to discredit the left but getting a little carried away? If he's not careful, he'll blow his cover.Posted by Dr. Weevil at February 05, 2003 07:47 PM