May 18, 2017

Murdering American Memorials at the Post-Dispatch

Brian takes on the Post-Dispatch again today:

Dear Mr. McDermott,
In your PD story of this morning, entitled, "Confederate Memorial Must Go, Krewson Says" you left little doubt as to where your own sympathies lie. It is a complex and emotional issue, although few on the Left will admit that this is not as simple as it may appear.

In any event, your fifth paragraph skews the argument and exposes your own bias. You state, "Critics of Confederate statues in New Orleans and other Southern cities have argued that such monuments shouldn't be displayed...because of their connection to slavery and white supremacy." You go on to state, "Opponents of their removal, including white supremacists, alt-right activists, and some Republican politicians , argue the movement amounts to a purge of a major aspect of American history."

I did not notice any mention, in the paragraph that among the critics of these statues you will find Black Lives Matter activists, politically correct liberal gadflies, and preening Democratic politicians (like Mayor Krewson). Why did you see fit to dismiss the opponents of the statue removal as "...white supremacists, alt-right activists, and some Republican politicians", while attaching no negative modifiers to the groups who push the PD agenda.

Are all of the opponents of removal of the Confederate monument closet Klansmen, secessionists, and racists? That is a serious charge coming from a newspaper that decries the loss of "civility" in our public discourse.

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