Thursday, August 02, 2007

Puh-leez, spare us

~The New York Times worries about the Wall Street Journals future, er, objectivity
Good journalism, which is an essential part of American democracy, thrives on competition.

More than anything, competition makes our work better — more ambitious, more in-depth, more honest. When Americans are served by many different, responsible, competing news outlets, they can make more informed judgments. That is why we, and so many others, are paying such anxious attention to Rupert Murdoch’s purchase of Dow Jones & Company and its crown jewel, The Wall Street Journal.
...because you see, The New York Times is such a paragon of all the above-listed virtues.

Carnival Mass from Catholic Church Conservation
. Check out the pictures.
Year after year, the biggest event in their calendar is Carnival. I have reported elsewhere how the Cardinal went to Carnival- here Carnival is permitted to enter the Church...

Linda Greenhouse wonders how Justice Roberts' seizure might affect his jurisprudence (in other words, how will coming face-to-face with his own mortality affect the way he might judge things in the future?)
In October, when he returns to his seat at the center of the Supreme Court bench, will colleagues and courtroom spectators see the same golden youth whose trajectory was unmarked by setback or sorrow? Or will they see someone suddenly vulnerable, with a medical condition that, while treatable and shared by millions, can still inspire fear?

Or to dig deeper, might this encounter with illness even change the way John Roberts sees himself, his job or the world? ...

...Could adversity temper a jurisprudence that critics of the chief justice have discerned as bloodless and unduly distant from the messy reality of the lives of ordinary people who fail to file their appeals on time?
So will he become more compassionate? Linda certainly hopes so.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Will he bring morality, the same for all people in all times, to the bench? Will he defend the life of the unborn, or cow-tow to popular opinion? Will we hear more of "Roe is settled law"? Just wondering.