Mark Steyn of Canada…
Mark Steyn of Canada’s National Post has a devastating response the Boston Globe’s (and others’) treatment of the Mary Jo Kopechne incident vis-a-vis Senator Ted Kennedy; minimizing the former to canonize the latter. He notes (with examples) how the left will excuse anything as long as your (liberal) ideology is pure.

My favorite paragraph explain that not only are the left’s actions out of line with their words, but that it’s only the words that really matter at all to them.

If we right-wing madmen do indeed spend every waking minute dreaming up ways to kill as many children as possible, we’re not very good at it. By contrast, the left does a wonderful job of sacrificing the little people in the name of its own corporate interests. In America, generations of black children have drowned in the swamp of inner-city public schools because the Democratic Party subordinates their interests to those of the teachers’ unions. Overseas, the hypothetical body-count of an Anglo-American war with Iraq exercises Bill Blaikie far more than the actual slaughter Saddam has already visited on his people. But then one of the curious qualities of the ideological left is its increasing imperviousness to reality. The uselessness of Canada’s billion-dollar gun registry is not the point: Just having one, no matter how expensive, no matter how irrelevant, “sends the right message.”

Scathing, and full of examples. It’s nothing we don’t already know, frankly, but it’s all in the presentation.

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