Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Tuesday, August 2, 2011 8:19 pm

Even though — or maybe because — I spent 25 years in journalism …

Filed under: Aiee! Teh stoopid! It burns!,Journalism — Lex @ 8:19 pm
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… I have a certain sympathy for people, and even for Matt Damon, when they get asked a question so overwhelmingly idiotic that they lose the ability to respond courteously [language NSFW — duh].

(And, no, I don’t think it’s even close to coincidence that this idiotic a question comes from a reporter for Reason.TV.)

UPDATE: I thought that “10%” bit sounded familiar. Commenter baldheadeddork adds this bit of context at Nance’s place:

The “10% of people in any profession are bad” is a bit of cultural herpes left to us by Jack Welch from his days of running GE. He created/pulled out of his ass this idea that all of GE’s companies should find the worst-performing 10% of employees every year and fire them. It doesn’t require thinking, so conservatives and the idiot wing of the libertarian movement have latched on to it as gospel, never mind that it’s one of the reasons Welch left GE a train wreck of a company that had to be saved by TARP two years ago.



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