From Rick Moran:
“Freedom of the press is guaranteed and for 230 years, the press has — mostly — used that freedom responsibly. Sure, the pressures of deadlines and the desire to be “first” with a story led to some famous failures. “Dewey Defeats Truman” was supposed to be a cautionary tale for reporters and editors. Instead, along with many proud traditions associated with the craft and art of journalism, the lessons have been forgotten or discarded as outmoded.”
Given how today’s journalists (and most of their editors) are a bunch of ignorant twerps who think that recorded history began around 1990, I would be surprised if they even knew who Dewey and Truman were. (The more knowledgeable ones would probably think that Dewey had something to do with decimals, and “Truman” was that old Jim Carrey movie.)
SOTI (commenting about the (post-Christchurch) KiwiGov’s reaction to people critical of the policy of welcoming “migrants”):
Multiculturalism is a such a runaway success that it requires a Big Brother police state to make it work.
Just like, errrr socialism:
“Vegan is just a polite word for eating disorder.”
That being a comment on this story.
…does not come from this website, for a change. As we all know, Georgia was smacked by a couple tornadoes a little while ago, and while there was a lot of damage, this house miraculously escaped, pretty much unscathed, despite being directly in the tornado’s path.
And in the comments below the article came this absolute gem:
“We no longer glorify heroic deeds, we glorify heroic suffering.” — Greg Cochran
Yup. To be a member of a “victimized” class (women, Blacks, LGBTOSHTFU, etc.) is the sine qua non of modern heroism. But the holder of a Medal of Honor or Victoria Cross? War criminal.
All of which reminds me: it’s Range Day at this address.
From Longtime Reader Fred Z:
“Much, possibly most, of modern life should be ignored.”