Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Channeling His Inner McBride

James T. Harris covers a story of a woman who became a grandmother at the age of 29 years old. He declares the story a tragedy, which one can understand. He also points out that all hope is not lost for this family.

But then he goes off the deep end:

But the odds are overwhelmingly stacked against her and her infant son. Read the article and listen to Celia’s 29 (looks like 50) year old mother with three more kids of her own. What values do they have? What goals are they committed to? Where are the men in their lives? And, why oh why did the Quad-City Times run this story in a morally neutral fashion? In other words, where is the condemnation for moms and company? (emphasis mine)
Now, I'm not going to get into Harris's value system or the way he is jumping to conclusions (James, if you read the article, you would have seen that the father is still around.)

But one must seriously wonder if Harris is taking journalism lessons from McBride. He apparently doesn't understand the difference between reporting the news and writing an editorial piece. Perhaps that is why he got a job at TMJ. He understands the conservatives' need to be told what to think, as opposed to being given the facts and learning how to think for themselves.

1 comment:

  1. Is that Harris guy black? Is that why he gets a free pass for his bigotry?