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There’s One Problem With This Letter to the Editor From ‘W. McAvoy’…

The Louisville Courier-Journal recently published a Letter to the Editor that excoriates the Republican Party for shedding its rational embrace of the free market in favor of culturally conservative know-nothingism.

Take a looksee:

“I call myself a Republican because I believe in market solutions, and I believe in common sense realities and the necessity to defend against a dangerous world. The problem is now I have to be homophobic. I have to count the number of times people go to church. I have to deny facts and think science is a con. I have to think poor people are getting a sweet ride. And I have to have such a stunning inferiority complex that I fear education and intellect in the 21st century. Most of all, the biggest new requirement is that I have to hate Democrats. —W. McAvoy

If the Sorkin-esque hypotaxis didn’t give the authorship of that passage away, the “W. McAvoy” sign-off probably should have. The bit is a transcription of a monologue given by Jeff Daniels’ character in last week’s episode of The Newsroom. The letter has since been removed, but comments pointing out the mistake remain.

Jim Romenesko clipped the sound from the show:

This is not the first time Mr. McAvoy has stepped a loafer over the fourth wall. The @WillMcAvoyACN account is quite active, and considerably less insufferable than the character worth following.

[h/t Romenesko]

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