Why didn’t NYT do Fish a favor and kill his coffee column?

Ron Rosenbaum believes Stanley Fish‘s “Getting Coffee Is Hard to Do” may be the worst op-ed ever written. “At the very least, Fish’s column showcases what happens when certain academics descend from the ivory tower to offer us their special insights on popular culture,” writes Rosenbaum. “Our professor seems to think he has encountered a brand-new cultural phenomenon: coffee places that are disturbingly different from the lunch counters of yesteryear.”
> One of 300-plus comments about Fish’s column: “When is the Times going to put this guy out of his misery? Stop the embarrassment!” (NYT)

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