Not only for their amazing coverage of everythin the US is doing to royally fuck up the world, but for coining the term fundagelicals.
The word “fundagelism” has never appeared in the columns of this newspaper. The term is, however, current in the blogosphere – that cyberforum which nowadays carries the most interestingly paranoid political debate. “Fundagelism” is not a word that trips easily off the tongue. It’s a crunching together of the even more mouth-boggling compound “fundamentalist evangelism”.
You know, back when I worked for Planned Parenthood, the national organization used the incomparable Celinda Lake as their pollster, and I got to meet her several times. She coined for us the term “religious political extremist” after her polling showed some horribly huge swath of American considered itself “religious,” “right,” or both. The phrase provoked the negatives it deserved, but in practice is was really hard to say in an interview (almost as hard as “weapons of mass destruction-related program activities”). “Fundagelical” is just a brilliant alternative. Do read the article, though it might well make you cry.