Ben Stein: Idiot, Bigot, Whatever
2.) In life, events tend to follow patterns. People who commit crimes tend to be criminals, for example. Can anyone tell me any economists who have been convicted of violent sex crimes? Can anyone tell me of any heads of nonprofit international economic entities who have ever been charged and convicted of violent sexual crimes? Is it likely that just by chance this hotel maid found the only one in this category? Maybe Mr. Strauss-Kahn is guilty but if so, he is one of a kind, and criminals are not usually one of a kind.
This column is really too dumb to touch. Doesn't this man have a free-credit-report scam to peddle? Actually, we haven't seen those commercials in a while. Maybe he's selling pirated Chinese DVDs on a blanket on the street these days. [American Spectator]