Cleveland Plain-Dealer Isn't Always Plain-Dealing

December 15th, 2006 6:30 AM

My pal Cam Edwards at forwarded an example of media incompetence followed by arrogance on the issue of the state of Ohio pre-empting local gun laws:

The Cleveland Plain-Dealer reversed course on the issue of firearms pre-emption laws, writing an editorial in favor of pre-emption back in August and then slamming the idea a few weeks ago. Chad Baus, from Buckeye Firearms Association, had a lengthy and funny email exchange with the head of the editorial page. You can find the whole story here.

Baus found a clear case of an editorial writer who had not read the bill he was writing about, and an editorial page editor who refused to admit they hadn't read it.