The ‘Lizzo Playing James Madison’s Flute’ Controversy: A Blogger’s Analysis

As my second week as a staff writer at The Dispatch comes to a close, I need to confess. I’m … not really a writer.

Some of you will have already noticed.

Jonah Goldberg is a writer. Kevin Williamson is a writer. I’m a blogger. Bloggers have different talents than writers.

We value writers for their prose and their insight. We value bloggers for their speed, their efficiency at curating news, and their ability to formulate strong political opinions—“takes,” we might more aptly call them—about literally anything that might turn up on the Drudge Report or in the average news junkie’s Twitter timeline.

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