Comments on: Russert and Goodwin and Olbermann–Oh My! http://www.historiann.com/2008/05/29/russert-and-goodwin-and-olbermann-oh-my/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Sat, 20 Sep 2014 06:11:01 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Percocet. http://www.historiann.com/2008/05/29/russert-and-goodwin-and-olbermann-oh-my/comment-page-1/#comment-730757 Thu, 21 Oct 2010 23:54:24 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=350#comment-730757 Percocet….

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2008/05/29/russert-and-goodwin-and-olbermann-oh-my/comment-page-1/#comment-17518 Fri, 30 May 2008 13:31:51 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=350#comment-17518 It’s astonishing, isn’t it? I really enjoyed Jon Wiener’s Historians in Trouble when it came out a few years ago. He traces several “scandals” in the historical profession, and posits that if you’re a right-winger (Steven Thernstrom, Besty Fox-Genovese) you’ll be OK, but if you piss off a wealthy and powerful right-wing interest group (Michael Bellesiles), you’ll hang. I’d put Goodwin in the category of inoffensive yarn-spinner along with Joseph Ellis: they tell us pleasing, unchallenging tales about Great Men, and so are effectively conservative whatever their actual political beliefs might be, so they do just fine.

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By: Knitting Clio http://www.historiann.com/2008/05/29/russert-and-goodwin-and-olbermann-oh-my/comment-page-1/#comment-17474 Fri, 30 May 2008 11:32:03 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=350#comment-17474 This is why I turned this broadcast off after five minutes, as soon as Dowd reared her hateful head.

As to Goodwin — why is she still considered the fave public intellectual when she’s openly admitted to plagiarizing? How about giving the rest of us a shot?

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