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more Molly tidbits

These are for all of you except mrfrog, who referred (in a quickly deleted comment to my last post) to "the fact that that lady is a prime example of what is wrong with America" (making me wonder whether he might be the anonymous "conservative" commenter of the other day). [Correction: mrfrog didn't mean that. See comments to this post.] References for these are in those links I posted earlier:

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She frequently butted heads with what she considered the stuffed shirts at the [NY] Times and described her idea of hell as "being edited by the Times copy desk for all eternity."

She liked to say that if she described something that "squawked like a $2 fiddle," the Times copy editors would change it to "an inexpensive instrument."
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The paper [Times] flattened and defoliated her colorful prose. For example, it turned "a beer gut that belongs in the Smithsonian" into "a protuberant abdomen."
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"The trouble with blaming powerless people is that, although it's not nearly as scary as blaming the powerful, it does miss the point." (Molly, 1997)
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She described herself as "a left-wing, aging-Bohemian journalist, who never made a shrewd career move, never dressed for success, never got married, and isn't even a lesbian, which at least would be interesting."
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"I dearly love the state of Texas," she wrote, "but I consider that a harmless perversion on my part, and discuss it only with consenting adults."
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"I believe all Southern liberals come from the same starting point," she once wrote. "Once you figure out they are lying to you about race, you start to question everything."
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And, as I imagine will be much cited, rallying cry that it is: the last paragraph from her last column, "Stand Up Against the Surge"---

We are the people who run this country. We are the deciders. And every single day, every single one of us needs to step outside and take some action to help stop this war. Raise hell. Think of something to make the ridiculous look ridiculous. Make our troops know we're for them and trying to get them out of there. Hit the streets to protest Bush's proposed surge. If you can, go to the peace march in Washington on Jan. 27. We need people in the streets, banging pots and pans and demanding, "Stop it, now!"
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