New take on all news stations

I listen to an all-news radio station on the way to work, but turn off the radio after the first editorializing.  Sometimes I listen for 10 minutes, sometimes for 1.

NY Times reporter Jeremy Peters

. . . is apparently blaming conservatives for getting into volatile situations like Berkeley (here).  I do not have a Twitter account, but if I did, my response to Mr. Peters would be something like “Yeah, that Dietrich Bonhoeffer guy totally had it coming.”

University of Dayton

Alma mater of Colin Gerker, who apparently told a fraternity that it was appropriating culture.  The profile includes “Bachelor of Arts, Film & Audio Production, History”, so you would think there would be more sensitivity for freedom of action and/or speech.  Not in this particular case.

More details apparently here.  Name of evnet not in very good taste, in my opinion.  Now the cancelled event has even more attention.  Welcome to the Streisand effect.

KKK kicking itself

For not thinking of this excuse to suppress the Civil Rights movement.

Calling for hate speech exemptions to the First Amendment is always a call for censorship.

Smoking out that passive voice

Professor Althouse does it so well, and does it again here.  She nails the NY Times here ‘”Gunfire erupted” is a classic hiding of human agency. And then one guard “was killed” and another guard “was left.” The dead guard was Peter Paige.’

The story is about the recent denial of parole to Judith Clark, driver of the getaway car in the Brinks’ robbery in Nanuet, NY.   It happened in 1981.  Is there a White Privilege angle here?  Ms. Clark, who is apparently Caucasian, formerly sentenced to life without parole, now is eligible for parole thanks to NY Governor Andrew Cuomo.  But one of the victims was a police officer and African American: Waverly Brown.