Over two weeks ago, I wrote a rather withering assessment of a truly bad article published by one of my favorite magazines, a magazine to which I’ve subscribed continuously since the mid-1980s. I’m referring, of course, to Shannon Brownlee’s and Jeanne Lenzer’s execrable article about the H1N1 vaccine entitled Does the vaccine matter?
I have been surpassed.
I say that because Mark Crislip has written what is to my mind the very best fisking of Brownlee and Lenzer’s article I have yet come across, entitled Yes, But. The Annotated Atlantic. Stick a fork in Brownlee and Lenzer. They’re done.