The gift that keeps on giving

Matthew Hoy
By Matthew Hoy on August 30, 2007

This post has been updated.

The New York Times editorial board is a partisan, ideologically homogeneous cadre of elite leftist thinking -- not that there's anything wrong with that.

The problem is that their partisanship often takes the truth out into the alley out back, beats the tar out of it and leaves it bruised and bleeding, propped up against a dumpster that reeks of rotting fish. Case in point: the use of the term "filibuster."

The Times editorialists did it again today -- but this is more a case of convenient stupidity.

But that’s to care for them as human beings, under that other constitutional right — to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Of course, that's not the Constitution, but the Declaration of Independence -- a fact that those on the left are quick to point out when those making a case for a kind of secular nod toward theism in American public life misattribute the "endowed by their Creator" part as being in the Constitution.

Expect a correction tomorrow, because this error is largely meaningless. Then ponder for a moment what the heck those four layers of editors are up to.


Surprisingly, the Times has decided that their Constitutional faux pas is not worth a correction, instead correcting the trivial fact that "South Park" is currently in its 11th season, not its 12th.

So much for that dedication to accuracy.

On a related note: In cruising through the blogosphere I read an observation made by a commenter expressing shock that the Times had come to the conclusion that there is a "right" to "life."

I'm sure it was an inadvertant mistake.


I'll take a look at dude's new book, but this tweet isn't promising. Watts is a self-aggrandizing extremist whose easily debunked smears have done a lot of damage to her own cause. Also, within pro-gun-control circles everyone knows she's toxic, & Busse surely knows this.

Ryan Busse@ryandbusse

It’s time for reasonable gun owners to cry bullshit on those who demonize good people like @shannonrwatts who are just fighting to make the world better. As Shannon says…it’s also time to buy this book.

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