Monday, October 04, 2004

Disdain for. . .firefighters???

That's right, you read the post headline correctly. Check out this editorial by the NY Times, where they complain about firefighters speaking out on political issues. In a remarkable bit of smarmy eliticism, the Times, speaking on behalf of all New Yorkers evidently, sniffs "New Yorkers don't admire their firefighters for their political savvy or keen judgments on economic developments." In other words, butt out of political commentary, which is our job - oh, and go put out the fire at my house while you're at it.

Stuttaford linked to this on The Corner earlier, but this bit of blantant snobbery should get a lot more attention than just a few internet bloggers. And as Stuttaford asks, where was the Gray Lady when celebrities were pounding on Bush?


At 11:26 PM, Blogger Tortfeasor said...

So, how many of the NYT have advanced degrees in (gag) urban studies, land use planning, or economics?

*crickets chirping*


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