Thursday, August 17, 2006

Chicago Tribune hits a new low

I'm in Chicago this weekend for a conference on how to combat BSL--breed specific legislation. (Interestingly, in France this is referred to as banning a race.) The Tribune spent most of the week filling their pages with a sensational report on a child who was horribly attacked by a pit bull a year ago. The headlines were filled with lines like "experts not surprised". And what happened to the child was awful. But if anyone read the actual stories, they might have found that the experts being quoted were not surprised because the individual dog in question had a history of aggression that was ignored by his owner. And the dog was actually not even a pit bull. Still, they capped it off with an editorial endorsing the ban. Next up, I expect they will revist crimes committed by black, hispanic and gay people. More later...

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