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:: Friday, August 01, 2003 ::

Vincent Carroll points out a bit more media hipocracy in the coverage given to some "peace activist" nuns.OpinionJournal - Taste
Ardeth Platte, Carol Gilbert and Jackie Hudson--who were sentenced, respectively, to 41 months, 33 months and 30 months--did something that is socially acceptable among many mainstream journalists. In October of last year, they cut through a security fence and poured their own blood in the shape of crosses onto a Minuteman III silo lid. And this was by no means their first run-in with authorities. Their long history of activism included arrests at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs two years before for striking a fighter jet with a hammer and tossing a bottle of their blood on its landing gear.
A Denver Post columnist found such behavior positively angelic. 'The nuns have never hurt anyone,' he wrote. 'They never will. They're sort of like angels. If the whole world adopted their sacrifice and respect for humanity, terrorism and war would cease. So would crime.' Another columnist in the same paper extolled the sisters for living 'a philosophy of nonviolence, simplicity, community, economic justice . . . and environmental sensitivity.'

Uh, excuse me, Colorado press corps, but your bias is showing. Oh, you don't mind? Well fine then. Just don't whine when your objectivity is questioned. Please do not misunderstand me; I strongly support your right to you make your opinions known. Just don't expect me to agree with them, and don't cry when I voice my dissent.

:: Mark 9:30 AM [+] ::
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