Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Another Cambridge Liberal Makes Mom Proud

Thanks to Adam Reilly at the Boston Phoenix for pointing out this odd photo in Monday's Boston Globe-Democrat. She's from Cambridge, she's a student living in Brighton, and if you look carefully at her shirt, you'll see a message on her pocket for local law enforcement.

If you can't quite make it out, it says "Cops are NOT pigs. Pigs are more civil."

Now, you may be asking yourself why even the lost Lefties at the Boston Globe-Demcrat would put this nitwit and her retro-60's "pigs" talk (apparently her "Screw The Fuzz!" shirt was at the cleaners) in their news pages in the first place. Good question.

The BG-D does these dopey, vapid profiles every Monday in a desperate bid to get circulation numbers up. Hey--10 family members a week run out to buy a handful of copies. It all ads up.

But this is the first I've seen where the subject took the opportunity to insult a large number of their fellow Bostonians.

I wonder if this photo would have made the paper if, for example, the shirt had read "What Part Of 'Illegal' Don't You Understand?" or had a Confederate Battle Flag with "You Wear Your X, I'll Wear Mine." To ask the question is to answer it.

So the Boston Globe- Democrat--which has no obligation to run this picture, of a person with no news value--chooses to print the "Cops are worse than pigs" message for their readers.

And then they wonder why they have fewer and fewer of them every day.