If you have something so weird, strange or off-topic to post and think it doesn't belong in any other forum; you're probably right. Please put all your gormless, half-baked, inane, glaikit ideas in here. This might also be a place where we throw threads that appear elsewhere that don't belong ANYWHERE end up, instead of having to flush them. FORUM RULES STILL APPLY.
Another factor is that even reputable sources have op-ed columns... and it's very important to know those apart from actual media columns. Because op-ed is just that... an editorial opinion, though sometimes it's dressed up well to look like news.