[Note: This post has been updated (1) as of 4:58 PM Eastern on 30 Mar. See below.]
Sonofagun! How could we have missed it? Blogger Pliable of On an Overgrown Path is a bigot! A "soft bigot," to be sure, according to that ever vigilant sniffer-outer of bigots and bigotry, professional leftist Stirling Newberry of The Agonist, but a bigot nonetheless. After all, a bigot is a bigot is a bigot.
And what crime has that "soft bigot" Pliable perpetrated; a crime so heinous that we're exhorted to remove On An Overgrown Path from our blogrolls as due and proper punishment? Why, he — gasp! — had the unmitigated and egregious effrontery to link — actually link! — an article written by one of those "hard bigots" over at that bigot publication, The American Spectator; an article that spewed the vile sexist and racist notion that hiring quotas are counterproductive and out of place in elite organizations such as symphony orchestras where musical and technical excellence ought to be the central and foremost criterion in hiring decisions, and gender and/or race and/or ethnicity no criterion at all.
Heavens! Sound the alarm! Alert the authorities! It's the Nazis all over again!
(Our thanks to blogger Steve Hicken of Listen for the link to the post on The Agonist.)