The Airing of Grievances
Friday, November 19, 2004
Red State Hog Smoking Day At The NYT
Dick Cheney's enormous manhood must have struck fear into the hearts and minds of the NY Times editiors this week. I go to check out the Times' Op-Ed Page, and I am confronted three articles that could have been culled directly from the annals of the Fox News website.
First, David Gergen compares The Boy King to Churchill. Seriously, I shit you not. Churchill.
Then, Dan Rooney, the owner of the Steelers, goes off on ABC for showing bare ankles on Monday Night Football.
Finally, and most sinister, is a piece written by Donna Harrison MD that bespeaks the grave danger of RU-486 and supports Senator/Mullah Jim Brownback's proposal to cease distribution of the drug immediately. Even though RU-486 becomes dangerous only when it is precribed incorrectly or used incorrectly, which even Dr. Harrison admits (if tacitly), she lambasts the FDA for approving a drug that had been in safe use in Europe for almost two decades before its approval, and has only resulted in 7 known deaths in two dozen years. Hell, more people (and a greater percentage of people) die from Tylenol in one year. Only if you read to the end do you see that Dr. Harrison is a board member of something called the "American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists" The not-so-well masked purpose of this article, you ask? To undermine the safest and best option for an abortion for most recently pregnant women- plain and simple.
All of these articles in one day on the NYT Op-Ed page.
In the immortal words of Vince Lombardi, "WHAT THE HELL IS GOIN' ON AROUND HERE?!?!"