In the latest silly salvo in the Estrich vs. Kinsley match, Estrich friend (and wife of Frank) Carol Biondi circulated an email to Estrich’s list of supporters yesterday afternoon with the subject line Check this out!!!!! linking to Jack Shafer’s Friday piece in Slate and quoting this purportedly anti-Kinsley paragraph:
And before I go, I’d like to second Susan Estrich, who has attacked Michael Kinsley on the charges of sexual discrimination, which he feebly attempts to repel. In his long, miserable chauvinist career, Kinsley has done more to block women, their views, and their professional aspirations than any journalist I know. Just ask Dorothy Wickenden, Ann Hulbert, Jamie Baylis, Emily Yoffe, Helen Rogan, Suzanne Lessard, Jodie Allen, Judith Shulevitz, Jodi Kantor, Margaret Carlson, Dahlia Lithwick, Kathleen Kincaid, Lakshmi Gopalkrishnan, June Thomas, and others (Addenum, 2-22-05: Bonnie Goldstein). They’ll fill you in. Send e-mail to email@example.com. (E-mail may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.)
Carol, check this out!!!!! Shafer is being sarcastic. Those women he lists are all friends of Kinsley’s and/or journalists or editors whose careers he has supported. Way to rally the troops.