Pot, Kettle. Hel-lo?

Sunday, December 06, 2015

Pot, Kettle. Hel-lo?

There it was on Page 1 of the December 4 edition of The New York Times, a strongly worded Editorial:

End the Gun Epidemic in America

"It is a moral outrage and national disgrace that civilians can legally purchase weapons designed to kill people with brutal speed and efficiency."

It is not OtBB's intention to poke holes in The Times' over-wrought and disingenuous position and language... most know where I stand on the Second Amendment...

(Hint: it's as unequivocal as is the Times' position on the First Amendment.)

...but to make note of the source of a viewpoint critical of the Times' action:

The folly of the New York Times
pleading for gun control on page 1

"It's no surprise that the Times' editorial board would take a firm, pro-gun-control position. It has done so before. The placement is certainly an attention-grabber but, if you focus on what the Times said, instead of where it said it, there's really no shock value."

It's [gasp!] The Washington Post, a newspaper which has traditionally been in lockstep with The Times on the sub­ject of gun control and other Liberal issues.

A close reading of The Post column...

(Yes, it's a column by Callum Borchers who moved over from The Boston Globe two months ago to write about "the intersection of politics and media.")

...reveals that it's Borcher's view rather than an institutional one, but it vectors close to, hauling out yet another bromide, biting the hand that feeds him.

I eagerly await Br'er Borcher's column when his own newspaper commands his "politics and media" attention.

Or his silence when it should.

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