Monday, September 08, 2014

On knowing barbarism when we see it

My, my!! We are so offended!

While promoting a book of news photography on CBS This Morning on Saturday, Sir Harold Evans, editor at large of the Reuters news agency, called the electric chair a “monstrosity” and said seeing a picture of one was “almost as appalling, in its sense, as these barbarians who have taken the heads off journalists in the desert.”

Of course, the imposition of the death penalty in the U.S. is reserved for the worst murderers, after lengthy trials and appeals, while the ISIS executioners beheaded innocent journalists as a way to terrorize the civilized world.


The site making this report bills itself as "exposing liberal media bias." Rather, I think we have demonstrated here a profound inability to see ourselves as others see us.

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