New York Times Lectures on Civility Only Apply to Republicans, Apparently

Metaphors are only acceptable in the hands of trained New York Times journalists:

“Republicans say they do not intend to change the name of the proposal, titled the Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act. Some Democrats have suggested that the ‘job-killing’ language was particularly offensive after the shootings, but Republicans rejected that notion.” -- Congressional reporter Carl Hulse, January 14.

“In deference to the new vows of civility, the tone of the debate may be a bit more restrained. But Republicans have already said that they will not strip the word ‘killing’ from the bill -- which is titled, ‘Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act.’ Civility apparently goes only so far.” -- Times editorial, January 16.

“Where News Is Power, A Fight to Be Well-Armed” –- Headline from the January 18 print edition of the Times.

Clay Waters
Clay Waters
Clay Waters was director of Times Watch, a former project of the Media Research Center.