Neandertal anti-defamation files, 11

Slate has an editorial by Farhad Manjoo, featuring the idiocy of people who write crank letters to NPR (“We Listen to NPR Precisely To Avoid This Sort of Stupidity”). Yes, I know some of my readers probably sympathize with the letter writers, plaintive plaints to keep their highbrow high.

But lo, there at the end of the dyspeptic quote-mine, we find this:

"You can't mention sports without someone saying, 'Why are you covering sportsit's just a bunch of Neanderthals, it's just a bunch of fascists!' " says NPR sports correspondent (and Slate sports podcast "Hang Up and Listen" panelist) Mike Pesca.

Imagine! I ask you: What kind of quisling would stack Neandertals and fascists in the same breath?