The Washington Post
, presumably taking its journalistic cues from American Idol
, has opened up a contest that would allow you (yes, you!) to write for the newspaper's op-ed page. The winner will be granted a 13-week run and 2,600 American dollars, which is less money than people won on game shows in the '50s. The entry is nothing more than a short essay that will be judged based on "style, intelligence and freshness of argument, but not on whether Post
editors agree or disagree with your point of view."
Actual knowledge of the topic at hand seems to be a nonissue. Wait a minute. ...Op-ed pages are just the blogs of newspapers! The world makes so much more sense. Every single one of you should go and enter
right now. You're at least as qualified as Bill Kristol.