Nominating Sowell for his own award
Published: Tuesday, January 4, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 3, 2005 at 11:07 p.m.
Thomas Sowell nominated, and singularly awarded, Dan Rather the "first annual" Joseph Goebbels prize for 2004. In fact, I've given this award out since 1988.
The first awardee was Oliver North, who was subsequently convicted of gross misrepresentation of the truth, which resulted in the deaths of thousands.
Recent awardees include "W.," Colin Powell, Paul Wolfowitz , Connie Rice, Dick Cheney, Douglas Feith, Richard Perle and the king spin doctor of them all, Karl Rove.
In all seriousness, the award should go to someone directly responsible for the murder of thousands (or in Goebbels' case, millions) of innocent lives. Dan Rather's sloppy reporting might have cost Bush a few votes, but not one human life.
The Iraq war, on the other hand, has resulted in the loss of hundreds of thousands of lives, and for this reason, the war's architects and proponents heartily deserve the award.
The only problem is that you can only get the award once and many of the guilty parties have already received it.
Therefore, I nominate Thomas Sowell. I already nominated him for the 2004 Darwin award, which is given to the person who best exemplifies human stupidity.
Sowell won this nomination through his relentless success in shooting himself in the foot through his thoughtless columns.
I think that he deserves both awards this year.
Scot E. Smith,
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