Ye Olde Swimming Hole

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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Incredible Lack of Compassion

The outpouring of jokes regarding Vice president Cheney's hunting accident has been amazing. There's a sense the media is nearly rejoicing in news. You only have to listen to the White House briefing to get a sense of their frenzy.

Both the NY Times and the Washington Post editorialize about it today, as if there was no other news to cover. And of course the comedy shows had a heyday. This was an accident and no doubt one Cheney feels terrible about. Some of those who are rejoicing in his misfortune may one day gain someday feel some empathy when they have similar misfortunes (although unlikely related to hunting).Can't our society show some class?


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