Friday, August 11, 2006

Moral Equivalence

Here it is again - but this time it's as bad as I've seen it.

NewsBusters reports on the latest moral equivalence tirade by Brian Williams of NBC:

Chris Matthews: "Here we have maybe 24 people who have lived in London and England and the free world for all these years that become citizens, subjects of the Crown, and, yet, after having gotten to know us, they want to kill themselves to hurt us. Isn't that an even deeper conundrum here than the chemicals being used in these attacks?"

Brian Williams: "And that, Chris, that last aspect, the willingness to take one's own life -- I always tell people there are guys on our team like that, too. They're called Army Rangers and Navy Seals and the Special Forces folks and the first responders on 9/11 who went into those buildings knowing, by the way, they weren't going to come out. So we have players like that on our team."

Did you get that? Suicide bombers who blow themselves up to murder civilians are just the same as first responders on 9/11 because they both knew/know they're not going to come home alive.

Just another taste of the modern media at work.

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