Ta-Nehisi Coates writing for the Atlantic regarding the Jonah Lehrer scandal and the difference between being a good journalist and being an “oracle”:
…we now live in a world where counter-intuitive bullshitting is valorized, where the pose of argument is more important than the actual pursuit of truth, where clever answers take precedence over profound questions. We have no patience for mystery. We want the deciphering of gods. We want oracles. And we want them right now.
Fuck me but doesn’t that sound like some of the very jackholes that are featured here and on Ye Olde Angry Mac Bastards podcast?