Just Watch Out For Drinks Containing Hemlock

Socrates“Captain Ed” Morrissey has been named by the CityPages as their “Best Gadfly” for 2005 (the original article is here). Quite a complement for one of Minnesota’s natural treasures and one of the world’s best bloggers. Captain Ed’s coverage of Canada’s Adscam – which ended up vaulting Stephen Harper into office – was top-notch journalism, better than what you find in most “professional” publications these days.

Given that Socrates liked to fashion himself as a gadfly, I’d take that as some high praise. Then again, given what the Athenians did to Socrates…

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