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Feeling the pinch

A good portion of what I write about here is how I feel that a bunch of our daily news is slanted to the left. Of course the left thinks the news is slanted towards the right which leaves me sometimes thinking that there is always a slant of some sort and as I read a post by Rick Moran, at American Thinker, I was not let down. No story no matter how positive can be slanted. Here is their example that really caught my eye both because of the catchy title and for the source being McClatchy, the parent company for our very own Bellingham Herald.

As violence falls in Iraq, cemetery workers feel the pinch

NAJAF, Iraq — At what’s believed to be the world’s largest cemetery, where Shiite Muslims aspire to be buried and millions already have been, business isn’t good.

A drop in violence around Iraq has cut burials in the huge Wadi al Salam cemetery here by at least one-third in the past six months, and that’s cut the pay of thousands of workers who make their living digging graves…

By Jay Price and Qasim Zein, McClatchy Newspapers
Tue Oct 16, 2:40 PM ET

Quite a slant, but I am not really sure what to make of it? Should we as a nation begin to indiscriminately murder Iraqis to provide living wage jobs?

And why wasn’t this apparent dramatic drop in violence and death front page news in Bellingham. Oh, yeah, yes that slant to the left thing again.  Perhaps the nut doesn’t fall far from the McClatch tree.

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