Your thoughts echo my own. I've been reading Misfit Cygnet for awhile. I have gotten so frustrated that I've sworn off reading her...but then I relent and check back in, and find that she's written something that I so totally agree with that I keep on reading. My husband and I both follow her blog. We are either really annoyed with her attitude (you're right in that what she calls satire is NOT satire - it's self-righteous condemnation a lot of times), find her totally thought-provoking although we disagree, or actually (surprisingly!!) agree with her. It definitely varies.
As for TJEd, I thought she had some valid points to make. As someone who's done quite a bit to research, attended a couple of their seminars, read a few of the books (but definitely not all), and knows some people personally who were peripherally and directly associated with the George Wythe College/University (one was a teacher there), I can tell you that she's not all wrong. They do have some problems. They are trying to make money off of this. A lot of the "educational truths" here are for income, in my opinion. I don't know that they are being dishonest on purpose. The blog post she references about George Wythe defrauding a lady out of money is not entirely accurate. If you continue on the blog she cites, and read through the comments, there is more information to give a better picture. I don't think she read the comments - or else she went looking for information and only saw what she wanted to see.
I thought her post about BYU Football was lame. I thought her post about problems in our youth program were fairly accurate.
As for TJEd...I think people who adhere to it are a little too...I don't know how to say...strict in their adherence? They equate TJEd truthfulness with Gospel truthfulness and act as though they are one and the same. They are not.
Misfit's very judgmental. I don't know how she can stand to live in a world with so many sinners, actually. :-) But sometimes she judges correctly (in my opinion). Sometimes I think she skirts the line of apostasy...kind of like her ranting about ESPN when you know it had to be approved by at least some of the Brethren. Either that, or they leave people to govern themselves and are willing to take the consequences of that - however it plays out for the Lord's University. They never have said that they wouldn't have to approve this stuff if only we could live a higher, football-free law. I think she makes weird assumptions sometimes. I'm not a huge football fan - I enjoy an occasional game because it's fun. But I don't think it's evil, nor do I think that all football players are fornicating drunkards. One of my good friends quarterbacked for BYU and I KNOW he wasn't. But she considers them all evil.
But we're talking about TJEd. I think there is some good there. I have taken what I have found to be beneficial to my family and used it. It's huge in Utah - particularly among the Utah County homeschoolers (largest base, I think), and so I think she comes up against it a LOT...people who think it's the One, True Way to homeschool. That would be frustrating.
As for her post, she included a link that talks about the hebraic way of educating...THAT was interesting reading!