NBC had a tough time ignoring the fact that the Place horse in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby fell lame after the finish line — “both forelegs fractured,” the track vet explained, adding that she was euthanized right there where she fell.
But the net managed to ignore the two horse ambulances summoned to the scene and went on with the huzzahs for the winner…the governor of Kentucky ignoring the tragedy in his hyperbolic pronouncements. Bob Costas could not suppress his journalistic instincts long enough to avoid a mention of “triumph and tragedy” in his intro to the winner’s ceremony, but the net was careful to cut out all video showing the horse going down in the several replays of the race.
They say you can’t beat a dead horse, but NBC came close.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online