Monday, December 18, 2006
Seeing It For What It Is
Dave Davenport, editorial page editor of The Patriot News in Pennsylvania, responds to the Discovery Institute's smear of Judge John Jones:
It's not unusual for the loser in a court battle to criticize the judge who ruled against him.
But attempting to discredit the judge professionally is a more serious matter, especially in a case where the loser hasn't appealed the judge's ruling.
Perhaps it's reflective of the times in which we live, when people who don't have the facts on their side are quick to turn the attack personal. It's a staple of today's politics, where nothing more than a party label becomes, to someone of another label, a presumption of all that is evil.