Thursday, July 08, 2010

How to be an Awful News Organization, #539,355

Run a headline like Fox News does with an AP story here:

Lawyer Who Defended 'American Taliban' Now Heads DOJ Suit Against Arizona

The implication: that the U.S. Constitution and particularly the Bill of Rights are awful, terrible, no-good piece of shite documents.

Sixth Amendment, please step to the fore:

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district where in the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.

If you want to be an awful news organization, take a crap on the Founders and the Constitution every chance you get. That is all.


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