In an eye-rolling but entirely predictable development, Reuters has run this piece
in response to the execution of Saddam Hussein.
Basically, this article typifies everything I despise about the establishment media. It's a jury-rigged opinion piece masquerading as a news item, with little in the way of newsworthy fact (Death-penalty opponents oppose an execution? Seriously?) and even less of honest argument - no contrary points of view are included or even hinted at. Why, exactly, is this news? Why is it one of the top headlines at Yahoo? When conservatives bitch about "selection bias" in the media, this is the kind of thing we are talking about.
Still, I did enjoy the following quote, since it unwittingly illustrates a transnationalist mindset that never fails to inspire gut-busting laughter:Former Belgian foreign minister Louis Michel reacted to Saddam's execution by saying "you don't fight barbarism with acts that I deem barbaric."
Ooh, sorry about that.