St. Lori and those bad buys
Reading this puff piece about Lori Berenson
in the Times, I kept thinking: “When are they going to be honest with the readers and tell us she’s a run-of-the mill lefty who got caught up with a bunch of crazy Marxists?” It took until the halfway mark for the first hint of what her “politics” and “another kind of religion” might be, i.e. she was involved with Marxist revolutionary and/or terrorist groups both in both El Salvador and Peru. But those associations are soft-peddled, of course, because, you see, the saintly and stoic Berenson didn’t know about their violent intentions and she was sincere and she so cares about social and economic justice and … I’ve often defended the MSM as not being nearly as politically biased as conservatives claim. I still don’t think it’s as biased as conservatives claim. But then you see a air-brushed profile like this and you want to duck for argumentative cover.