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Monday, December 01, 2008

"A shopping Guernica"

Ed Driscoll opines on an unfortunate lapse at the New York Times, which recently compared the trampling death of a WalMart employee during a frenzied Thanksgiving sale to the fascist attack on Guernica during the Spanish Civil War:
I'd excuse a high school or sophomoric college newspaper journalist making such an overwrought analogy. But if the New York Times and its writers and editors can't see the difference between an unfortunate shopping incident and the Spanish Civil War, one wonders what value the newspaper has as an information source to be trusted by their readers.

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