Whoever they are

Gawker, for some gawking reason, has issued a list of The 50 Least Important Writers of 2012. And no, I’m not on it. There are liberals (Ezra Klein), conservatives (Thomas Sowell), best-selling novelists (Mitch Albom), worst-selling novelists (Georgina Bloomberg), and everyone at Gawker who was ever mean to the intern who actually assembled the piece.

Maybe next year.

(Via Patti Niehoff.)


  1. Bill Peschel »

    23 December 2012 · 3:43 pm

    I thought this was going pretty good, except they made some weird choices (Robert Caro? The LBJ biographer?) and then ended with the Gawker roster, implying that we’re being rick-rolled.

    Really, if you’re gonna hit, don’t be a wussy. Hit hard or go the f home.

  2. McGehee »

    23 December 2012 · 5:54 pm

    So I must be #51.

  3. Brett »

    23 December 2012 · 8:24 pm

    I’ll give him a lot of those, but Thomas Sowell? Nah.

  4. Jeff Brokaw »

    24 December 2012 · 9:12 am

    Gawker naming Thomas Sowell as Least Important Writer just exploded my irony meter.

    Sowell represents what America and the West valued in the past, i.e., a serious academic intellectual, unswayed by Post Modern silliness and beholden only to quaint ideas like believing in nothing more than empirical evidence and rational argument.

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