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But the notion that anyone is dismissed offhand on this forum because they are native English speakers is ludicrous.

But that is not what Mig claimed. Mig claimed that an off-site source of news was more likely to be dismissed out of hand if it were in English and critical of EU policy. And considering that (from right to left) Krugman, Stiglitz and Mitchell have, on different occasions, been dismissed on precisely that ground over the past couple of years, this does not seem like a wholly spurious charge.

As a pragmatic matter, I find it unproductive to keep bringing it up as often as is being done. But it is not without a factual basis.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Tue May 31st, 2011 at 08:27:43 AM EST
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