Monday, December 26, 2005

And Then There's The Moonbat Version...

New York Post Online Edition: postopinion

December 26, 2005 -- "MEMBERS of Congress have been known to vote for legislation they haven't read. But is it possible Congress authorized warrantless wiretaps without realizing it?
That's what President Bush implies when he defends the National Security Agency's warrantless eavesdropping on Americans' phone calls and e-mail messages by citing the Authorization for Use of Military Force that Congress approved three days after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. More fundamentally, Bush believes the Constitution gives him the power to authorize this surveillance, no matter what Congress or the courts might have to say about it."

This is the latest in a disturbing trend by the Post to add a ridiculous liberal mindset into an otherwise staunchly conservative newspaper. And just under Michelle Malkin's decent enough ovvering that tells the real story.

A couple of weeks back, they featured a boring bemoan from a NY surgeon who worked on a wounded police officer. Now, doctors have been in a state of rant over the effect weapons have on the human body from at least the time of the Romans, so anything they have to say on the matter is prejudicial to the point of meaningless blather. When the D.C. sniper was out and about there were plenty of Doctor's carrying on about the wounds received via the M-16-like weapon the crazy frig was using to cap innocent people, and the reality of the matter is... thank heavens the idiot used a varmint rifle and not something designed for big game or none of his victims would have even come close to surviving. Medical professionals aren't firearms experts and should leave the diatribes to those who know something of what they are talking about, but the old standby for lazy journalists is to quiz a clueless Doc for juicy tidbits describing the evil weapons mankind has wrought. Of course they're liberal, of course they're antigun, and of course they believe the liberal mantra that civilians are basically stupid and shouldn't be permitted to own firearms.

So what's the Post up to? Sneaking in a stupid story now and again is one thing, but it seems to be more than a case of slack ass reporters just punching the clock. Testing the waters, perhaps. Murdoch will do anything to increase readership, and it does seem that he's put out the word to lure a moonbat or two by featuring the occasional loonytunes story...but at what expense? I for one wouldn't continue to read the Post were these incredibly inept features to run as a matter of course, and cannot imagine most staunch conservatives would either.

1 comment:

Alexander Wolfe said...

Actually, that paragraph pretty much seems like a statement of fact.