Skip to comments.America's Next Great Pundit--Win a Weekly Opinion Column from WaPo
Posted on 10/03/2009 10:31:32 AM PDT by rabidralph
Heres your chance to put your opinions to the test -- and win the opportunity to write a weekly column and a launching pad for your opinionating career!
Start making your case. Use the entry form to send us a short opinion essay (400 words or less) pegged to a topic in the news and an additional paragraph (100 words or less) on yourself and why you should win. Entries will be judged on the basis of style, intelligence and freshness of argument, but not on whether Post editors agree or disagree with your point of view. Entry deadline: Oct. 21, 2009 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
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BUMP for the highly opinionated!
I think I just might do this.
Yeah, like I believe that coming from the compost.
Make sure you mention Obama is the Messiah at some point so you will be taken seriously :)
Please do! I have learned so much from you all in reading these threads—the breadth of opinions and summations on topics. One truly gets all sides of an argument by coming to FR. I know we have a ton great, thoughtful writers so please ping any fellow FReepers who might be interested.
Seen this? You would be awesome in this job
Hey, at least they’re making the effort. If any paper needs a conservative perspective, it’s these guys.
Would the WaPost lie to you? I assume it's just a coincidence that all their current pundits are anti-Americans ranging from socialist to communist. That doesn't mean that they don't judge style, intelligence and freshness of argument in a non-partisan manner.
Now if that came from the NY Times, maybe I’d believe it. LOL (sarcasm)
Yeah, it's just a fluke there are none published there, just shills employed by random chance.
Yeah, it's just me, I'm not an intellectual, I just don't understand the egalitarian superiority of the enlightened elite.
Not necessary, I could have written that myself!
Bush Sucks!! It (what ever "it" is) is all BUSH'S FAULT. Bush Lied, People Died. Chimpy Bushitler. Worst President ever. 0bama inherited this mess, so there's not much he can do for a while to sort it out.
Republicans are evil, vicious monsters with long, sharp, broken, dripping teeth who kill and eat the poor as often as they are able. Democrats are beautiful, kind, caring creatures, with long, soft flowing hair and not a harsh bone in their bodies, although it's rumored that some of them say hard words like "doggone it".
I can paint some fancy language around those basic themes to make it sound different every day. Do I get the job?
“Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any entrant who submits an Entry (or a Challenge Submission) which Sponsor believes may be defamatory, obscene, profane, offensive, harassing, inappropriate or that may infringe upon or violate another partys rights.”
That’s odd....the WP doesn’t worry about those kind of things when they are writing smear pieces about Sarah Palin or any other republican they deem unworthy of humanity. (eye roll)
Bushes Fault 400 times.
When can I start?
That is a very odd disclaimer. I wonder if anyone proof-read this copy before posting it?
Paid Opinion BUMP
*Picks Jaw Up Off Floor*
Ralph posted? Wa-Hoo! Do more of that!
Anyhow, very interesting! However, something is afoot if they’re considering anyone other than a rabid, drooling commie to write a column for them, LOL!
Do they see the writing on the wall as reflected in their dwindling readership which equals dwindling advertising dollars?
I love it! :)
Hey, if you can spare the time, why not take their money for as long as they last as a paper? I think every FReeper should enter. They'd be flooded with entries and chances are all the finalists could be FReepers. How fun would that be?
That would be terrific fun! And we’d be a lot cheaper than paying the royalties to run, say, Ann Coulter or Dr. Walter E. Williams, Thomas Sowell, etc. ;)
Thanks for the heads-up and the vote of confidence. I will look into it. I canceled my subscription to the WP after last year’s election and switched to the WT. I just couldn’t take their extreme partisanship any longer. I had been subscribing to the WP for over thirty years, on and off, during the times I was in the country and for the past 15 years. They are now trying to destroy Bob McDonnell similar to the way they went after George Allen using the “macaca” incident.
Why waste your time? I wrote the word "Bush" on a piece of paper, took a dump on it and them mailed it in. How could I possibly not win?