Mother Jones’ Gilson Indelicately Ravages New Yorker Profile

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By Justin McLachlan Comment

The New Yorker’s profile of Sonic Youth’s illustrious, astronaut-like Kim Gordon by Alex Halberstadt (Salon, WaPo) seems to have landed like a carlessly tossed bag of wet cement for Mother Jones’ Senior Editor Dave Gilson. He took to Twitter last night to trash the piece, tweeting the “eye-roll inducingest similes and comparisons” — 18 of them — in ascending order as if he’d been interviewing for a job at Buzzfeed.

Among the lines that made Gilson cringe like a trifling entomophobe in a field of 17-year cicadas:

Who knows? Maybe Gordon did look a little like an astronaut to Halberstadt. But then:

Reserved for the number one spot, perched high on the list like a bald eagle atop a mountain:

For the entire list of Gilson’s indelicate ravaging of Halberstadt’s story, have a look at his twitter feed—it’s tame most of the time, but like last night, occasionally screams so loud it could leave contrails.

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