Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Irony and Bias

Apparently it is permissible to publish material for San Francisco readers that Madison news consumers don’t need to know. The AP wire story about today’s Supreme Court challenge to the John McCain-Russ Feingold initiated restrictions on American free speech gets edited quite differently by the two editorial staffs.

San Francisco Chronicle: Scalia seemed to invite a fresh look at the law, saying, "Maybe we were wrong last time." "This is the First Amendment," Scalia said. "We don't make people guess whether their speech is going to be allowed by Big Brother or not."

Madison Capital Times:

Apparently the devote liberals at our progressive daily can’t bring themselves to print any comments from Justice Scalia so every mention of his name is trimmed out of the AP feed to make it more palatable.

In a somewhat ironic coincidence, John McCain selects today to officially announce his doomed candidacy for the Presidency. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press”. No means No. McCain has proven he does not respect this essential principle of our freedom and no song and dance will ever erase this permanent stain on his character.