You're right, my mistake.  Sorry I did not get your allusion, just as you
didn't get the entire point of the Signpost piece.  These things happen.

On Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 12:28 PM, Renée Bagslint <>

> Robert Fernandez thinks it is "remarkably inappopriate" to put the
> phrase "*experts
> **are scum"* in quotation marks as if it were a quotation from the
> Signpost. No. This is a quotation, which perhaps he did not recognise, from
> a rather long-standing and well-known essay,
> which discusses this
> very issue and is a convenient and common way of summarising the attitude
> exhibited in the article.
> Does Robert have any views on the topic of this thread?
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