Huck That Spit

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof on Twitter:

If censoring Huck Finn will help get a great book back on h.s. reading lists, isn’t that worth it?

If pasting FoxNews transcripts into the NYT will help get people to read it, isn’t that worth it?

Hell, even if it DOESN’T get people to read the NYT, it’s probably worth it.

FWIW, Murdoc probably wouldn’t feel the way he does about this if it hadn’t been for the past two decades of political correctness police running around getting all worried about all sorts of stupid crap. At some point people are going to say “enough is enough” and reject even the more reasonable PC thinking.

Murdoc’s “some point” was somewhere in the mid 1990s.

(Via HotAir)

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  • Paperpusher says:

    If censoring Huck Finn will help get a great book back on h.s. reading lists, isn’t that worth it?
    ……………….
    You mean a version of a great book.

  • 11 Bravo says:

    Since we are on the subject of political correctness, here is an interesting video by William Lind made in the 1990s that traces the origins of political correctness, what he actually calls cultural marxism, to the first world war. For those that haven’t seen this or aren’t familiar with the Frankfurt School, a term many talk radio guys now use, this is a decent introduction.

  • Flanker says:

    At one point I had a copy of book called something like Politically Correct Fairy Tales. The authors (all of whom apparently had deviant senses of humor) had converted popular fairy tales (Goldilocks, Three Little Pigs, etc) into a hysterical over the top PC format. Really skewered the PC mind set and life style.

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