Saturday, December 09, 2006

Another Day Off Thanks to NewsBusters

Mark Finkelstein's blog at NewsBusters is astounded at the illogic of today’s Boston Globe editorial.

Message to the Globe editorial board: please go back and read what you just wrote: "The Iraq Study Group may not have come up with all the right answers; in their pursuit of unanimity, they may have settled for split-the-difference compromises where only one straight path makes sense. But in their bipartisan spirit of cooperation, they gave Americans a much-needed reminder of how statecraft once was conducted." "

Surely you can't mean that. With so much at stake, you can't believe that it is more important for "statecraft" to achieve consensus than to find "the right answers," can you?

Mark is quite right to be astounded, but daily Globe readers are hardly surprised.

If consistency is the hob-goblin of small minds, the minds of the Globe’s editorial writers have been expanded to the size of a 1960s acid-head. An acid trip is probably where their writers learned logic.

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