July 21, 2007

The other side of the coin...

Regulars here know that I don't get too worked up on the issue of the death penalty itself. But I am a bitter opponent of the dishonesty and moral obtuseness of "anti-death penalty activists." [ link, link, link.]

I have several reasons, and one of them is that, in the propaganda of the activists, the victims always vanish. The little people who were slaughtered (and the communities devastated) are less than dirt to the lefty "activists" and journalists and fake-pacifists, even as they invariably give us saccharine portraits of the killers.

The same thing is frequently done in the case of terrorists. I recommend, as an inoculation, this post at PowerLine, about HBO's and the NYT's portrait of a pretty young Palestinian girl in an Israeli prison....juxtaposed with a letter from the parents of another sweet young lady, who was slaughtered by that pretty monster. And who is, of course, a non-person to the NYT, and of no interest to activist crowd. Her death penalty will merit no candle-light vigils by the nihilists.

Posted by John Weidner at July 21, 2007 7:02 AM
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