On Thursday, the super leftist Salon sent out the following tweet:
That didn’t go over so well. The outlet was excoriated on Twitter for publishing a piece that not only viciously attacked the Bible, but was poorly written. Here’s a sample:
Millions of evangelicals and other Christian fundamentalists believe that the Bible was dictated by God to men who acted essentially as human transcriptionists. If that were the case, one would have to conclude that God is a terrible writer. Many passages in the Bible would get kicked back by any competent editor or writing professor, kicked back with a lot of red ink — often more red than black.
Mixed messages, repetition, bad fact-checking, awkward constructions, inconsistent voice, weak character development, boring tangents, contradictions, passages where nobody can tell what the heck the writer meant to convey. This doesn’t sound like a book that was dictated by a deity.
Here was some of the chatter on Twitter:
Eventually, Salon was hit with enough backlash, they decided to pull the article (though it remains on the site AlterNet) and make an outrageous claim:
Editorial standards? The same Salon that deleted one of its articles a year ago which normalized pedophilia as a mere sexual orientation, not unlike heterosexuality? You mean, those standards?
This leaves us with the real question: Why is Salon so badly written (and managed)?