Inspiring columnist dies at 89

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James Kilpatrick died Sunday.

Kilpatrick was, according to The Huffington Post, a man famous for his “in-your-face, conservative bickering with liberal commentator Shana Alexander three decades.”

I don’t know much about Kilpatrick. I’m sure he was great, as his wife said in the Post’s article, as reporter by the Associated Press.

What I do know is that I’ve seen Kilpatrick before . . . kind of. His “in-your-face” style was parodied by Saturday Night Live in one of my favorite skits when Dan Aykroyd would say: “Jane, you ignorant slut.”

Read this post ( for more about it and for a link to watch a clip of the SNL skit.

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Todd R. Vogts, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of media at Sterling College in Kansas. Previously, he taught yearbook, newspaper, newsmagazine, and online journalism in various Kansas high schools, and he ran a weekly newspaper in rural Kansas. He continues to freelance as a professional journalist from time to time. Also, Vogts is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), the Journalism Education Association (JEA), and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), among others. He earned his Master Journalism Educator (MJE) certification from JEA in 2022. When he’s not teaching or writing, he runs his mobile disk jockey service and takes part in other entrepreneurial ventures. He can be reached at or via his website at