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LAUREL AND HARDY, PROFESSORS AND THE MEDIA | 2002-01-26

Professors don't say they're Shrewd. They say they're "sophisticated."

Neither professors nor the media have ever gotten over the fact that after Harvard Think Tanks got us into Vietnam, it was under Ronald Reagan that Communism collapsed.

Now neither the media nor the professors can get used to the idea that Bush can handle foreign policy. That's because he's not "sophisticated," a.k.a., Shrewd.

Anything that confuses the professors totally blitzes the media. The only education media spokesmen have, after all, is the one that made them half-baked products of the professors. That's the only thing they ever had that could be called an "education."

Hardy thought he was smart, so he convinced poor little Laurel that he was smart. Like the media and the professors, Hardy was the only example of "smart" poor dumb Laurel had, and the professors were the only example of "educated" the media ever had.

So exactly like Laurel believed in Hardy, the media BELIEVE in professors.