May 08, 2009

High-larity Ensues

Examples of editorials masquerading as news items are legion, especially in a left-wing organ like the LA Times, but you have to almost laugh at this piquant bit of bias:
President Truman signed the first declaration of an annual National Day of Prayer, and President Reagan established it as the first Thursday in May.

Under Bush, the day was a political event, confirming that religion was a core tenet of Republican politics.
It reads like parody; I must've missed the headline back in '01 or '02: "Bush Declares National Day of Prayer is Now Political and Confirms that Religion is Core Tenet of Republican Party".

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