Dishonest, even for the Washington Post

As readers of this blog know, I have little use for the Tea Party movement or conservative extremists generally. On the other hand, I am fascinated by the proclivity of the media (and Democrats generally) to perceive Leftist extremist as somehow "moderate."

But even for the delusional Washington Post, one of the most influential organs of self-deceived left-wing extremism, this piece of nonsense is off the wall.

To begin with, the issue isn't "over-the-counter birth control pills," any more than the issue in the recent Supreme Court decision was whether employers should have to fund insurance plans that pay for birth control. In both cases, the issue is over-the-counter abortifacients. And to pretend otherwise is not only bad journalism, but outright dishonesty.

And there is nothing particularly "moderate" about same-sex "marriage," which not only violates two thousand years of law and tradition but remains opposed by about half of Americans despite all the intimidation and essentially unanswered propaganda on its behalf.

WaPo and the rest of the Left has every right to its viewpoint. But the canons of journalistic ethics require a great deal more honesty and accuracy in expressing that viewpoint than they seem comfortable adopting.

HT: Drudge