Friday, July 23, 2010

Democrats, Art And Laying Off Firefighters

The link here is to an article that talks about how the Democrats that run the City Of Ann Arbor Michigan prioritize their spending.

See: The Art of the Ann Arbor City Budget

What I want to draw your attention to in this article is not so much the mundane everyday example of the insanity of a city run lock-stock-and-barrel by Democrats, but the way the left-media reports the news when Democrats do psychotically stupid things.

Here is the key:
Ann Arbor City Council member Stephen Kunselman, a Democrat, opposed the art deal.

Kunselman's party affiliation is a fair thing to report. But what is the missing context? (Read the whole article.)

What does that one line, the only line in the article that mentions the political party of any of the politicians involved, imply?

Doesn't it suggest that those that supported laying off firefighters and spending almost a million bucks on a fancy sprinkler spigot were not Democrats?

As it turns out, the City Council is 100% Democrat.

Singling out Kunselman as a Democrat, without also explaining that the whole city council is made up of nothing but Democrats, leaves out important and informative detail.

It is a deception.

So when you are reading or watching the news, always, always, caveat lector. Especially if the reporter claims to be non-partisan.

1 comment:

  1. It's time for 'Name That Party!'

    Kinda makes sense through the prism of the most dysfunction, fucked-up, crime-ridden cities are invariably 'blue'.

    I'm also testing my theory that Congressional districts in which state capitals are located (aside from 'At-Large' districts) also tend to be blue because they're saturated by government-sector unions who never met a benefit or entitlement program they didn't like.


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