Linguist, lexicographer, radio host, public speaker

Giving context requires intellectual honesty and discourages political hysteria

“Thankfully, nobody holds pundits responsible for making outlandish accusations. If anybody did, I might have to return the Pulitzer I won after pouring tar over innocent Bert Lance back in the Carter days. I made a lot of noise about crooked conduct involving the finances of the Carters’ peanut farm. I charged cover-ups at Justice then, too. None of which, alas, proved true. Ruined their reputations for a while and helped elect Ronald Reagan, though.”

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Grant Barrett