Girl Killed in Kentucky Mass Shooting Handed to NRA as a Sacrifice by Aunt - Slog - The Stranger: The AP reports that Bailey Nicole Holt, a teen shot last week at a high school in a rural Kentucky community, was "the salt of the Earth." Of course, this is total bullshit.[emphasis added]
And of course, that's a fair description of this .... editorial? Opinion Piece?
This may be the most incoherent article by a (supposedly) professional journalist I've ever read.
It's rambling, poorly composed, and follows none of the rules for essay writing as defined in Strunk and White "elements of essay"; point/counterpoint; thesis/antithesis; etc. (I hear that Strunk and White are dead; now I believe it!)
It's not that I necessarily disagree with the author's point; it's just that I'm not quite sure I know what the author was trying to say.
Well ... he thinks "guns are bad"; that much is clear. But it all seems to be an emotionally charged rambling hog-swill of rhetoric. Did I mention "chaotic"?
I appreciate anti-gun essays which make me think; I don't agree with them, but I do grade them.
(Think of the old joke about the woman who said of lecherous advances: "I will not respond to them, but I will grade them!")
This one rates an "F" grade, but only because no lower ranking is available.