May 28, 2002

PATRICK RUFFINI says the O’Neill / Bono disagreement winds up a victory for O’Neill.

I’ve never quite understood O’Neill’s unpopularity with the press, since most of his objectionable behavior seems to consist of telling the unvarnished truth. But what struck me most about the coverage of the Bono / O’Neill spat was this Reuters headline: “Uganda Tour Deepens O’Neill, Bono Divisions on Aid.” Now, I’ve got nothing against Bono, but, really, this makes him sound like a head of state or something. He’s a frickin’ ’80s rock star! It’s just funny.

Then again, Reuters also informs us that: “Dr. Seuss was an American author who wrote children’s books.”