New York Times columnist Frank Bruni interviews Joyce Carol Oates about the twitter-ruckus over JCO’s tweets asking if sexual harassment of women in Egypt was related to Islam.

“She just tweeted, and isn’t sure why a format seemingly designed for uncensored, spontaneous, imprecise musings, not nuanced manifestoes, should become grist for such outrage.”

It’s a little surprising to me that social media have turned out to be kind of prissy and prim and politically correct.

Read the full interview at the New York Times.

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