I wrote a lengthy article about a week ago, and submitted it to the American Thinker. It got published today. In it, I opine at length about the disconnect between the new name liberals have given themselves — “Progressives” — and the actual regressive nature of so many of their views. It’s an okay article, so I won’t be shy about having you read it. The problem for me is that, when there’s that long lag time between writing and publication, when I finally get around to reading the article, I see all sorts of little writing errors, such as using the word “quickly” twice in two sentences. These aren’t “typos,” because they’re not mistakes my fingers made; they’re “thinkos,” because they’re careless writing mistakes my brain made. Sorry.
UPDATE: Thomas Lifson, who edits American Thinker, and is a gentleman in the best, old-fashioned sense of the word, sent me an email apologizing for his editing mistakes. Let me state here and now that the mistakes I wrote about above were all mine. As I noted, there were no obvious typos, which are, in fact, the kind of mistakes it’s helpful to have an editor catch. Instead, the mistakes were thinking, stylistic mistakes, and rested purely on my shoulders. The nature of American Thinker is not such that the editor should, or should be expected to, rewrite the lengthy posts that have to go up with such a rapid turnaround time. Any awkward prose is my responsibility, not his, which is why I apologized here and why he shouldn’t have to.