WORLD’S DUMBEST BLOGGER: My “Facts” About Gun Control Aren’t Political, As Far As You Know
Last year, The Washington Post’s Ezra Klein yanked the title of World’s Dumbest Blogger from Matthew Yglesias.
Klein appears to be positioning himself to retain the title in 2013 by leaping into the gun control debate on the heels of the man-caused disaster at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Remember: we’re not allowed to call evil by its rightful name, be it Islamofascism or plain psychopathy.
Klein’s latest missive is as impressive a collection of lies, fables, half-truths and misdirection as you’ll see in a single WaPo excretion. Consider a couple of clips:
If roads were collapsing all across the United States, killing dozens of drivers, we would surely see that as a moment to talk about what we could do to keep roads from collapsing. If terrorists were detonating bombs in port after port, you can be sure Congress would be working to upgrade the nation’s security measures. If a plague was ripping through communities, public-health officials would be working feverishly to contain it.
Only with gun violence do we respond to repeated tragedies by saying that mourning is acceptable but discussing how to prevent more tragedies is not.
Ezra Klein pictured here is his uncle’s suit
I’ve got a better analogy: if increasingly easy access to welfare and food stamps offer incentives to rear children out of wedlock… and if those kids born out of wedlock are proven to commit violent crime at far higher rates than kids raised in two-parent familes… and if the correlation of welfare to violent crime had been proven in roughly two dozen studies… and if said correlation affected millions of kids… would Democrats finally abandon their failed “Great Society” policies that have literally turned inner cities into violent, crime-ridden wastelands?