Well, today's Sun editorial is a repeat of editorials the Sun makes about 5 times a year or more- the need for more civility in government, Of course, when the Sun only demands civility on behalf of the Republicans and/or conservatives and not of the Democrats or liberals.
Their latest attack on conservatives is because a writer had the audacity to question President Obama at a press conference.
From the Sun: As President Barack Obama spoke Friday in the White House Rose Garden about his new immigration policy, a reporter from conservative website the Daily Caller interrupted him by shouting a question. The president stopped and told the reporter he wasn’t done speaking. That didn’t stop the reporter.
Obama returned to his speech and then made a point to directly address the reporter’s question as he spoke. The reporter interrupted again and appeared to try to argue with the president.
The incident became news Friday and opened a debate about whether reporter Neil Munro was out of line when he interrupted the president’s speech.
Munro and the Daily Caller defended his actions. Munro said he was trying to time his question to the end of the president’s speech and said Obama turned his back as he asked his question. But a review of the video shows otherwise — he interrupted him twice before the president finished. And when he first interrupted him, it was clear Obama wasn’t done.
Still, Tucker Carlson, the Daily Caller’s editor in chief, brushed aside criticism. He said he was “proud” of Munro. “A reporter’s job is to ask questions and get answers,” Carlson said in a statement. “Our job is to find out what the federal government is up to. Politicians often don’t want to tell us. A good reporter gets the story.”
It’s true that a reporter’s job is to ask questions and get the story, but what story was Munro trying to get? Politico.com reported that Munro asked, “Why’d you favor foreigners over Americans?” That’s a loaded question akin to “Have you stopped beating your wife?” It wasn’t designed to get an answer but to provoke an argument over a controversial topic.
Given the weight of the office, presidents have been accorded a measure of respect for generations, no matter their party. It’s fine to question and criticize the president, but this was over the line.
The incident seems to be symptomatic of what has been bubbling up in America — a wholesale disrespect for people of differing viewpoints. Studies and polls have shown that people are widely divided, and the division has become increasingly acrimonious.
Of course, the Sun forgets it's most infamous editorial when it called for death and destruction of Florida for political reasons when they were angry at the GOP governor because the governor didn't like the Federal government intruding on the rights of the State of Florida: http://lasvegasbadger.blogspot.com/2011/02/how-pathetic-las-vegas-sun-hopes-for.html
But for some reason, the pathetic Las Vegas Sun editorial board conveniently forgets the treatment George Bush, 1 and 2 along with Ronald Reagan received from the likes of Sam Donaldson and especially, the old crazy bat and bigot, Helen Thomas. They were ruthless on Republicans but has the Sun run an editorial about the great of the Bush's and Reagan? Of course not, that doesn't fit their liberal template when conservatives are evil and liberals are clean as the wind driven snow.
|Crazy Bat and Bigot Helen Thomas|