Another Luomission

December 9th, 2007at 11:55am Posted by Eli

Enemy Of Context Michael Luo strikes again! Blue Texan has been beating Luo up for repeatedly failing to mention Romney’s statement about not having a Muslim in his cabinet in the multiple stories he’s written about Romney’s pleas for religious tolerance. When Blue Texan has called him on it, Luo’s excuse is the same every time: Not enough time, and not enough space. For something that could be addressed in a single sentence.

Now Luo has written a story about Mike Huckabee’s creepy AIDS ideas (quarantine the dangerous perverted gays!) and the pressure that he exerted on the Arkansas parole board to release convicted rapist Wayne Dumond. All well and good, and I’m glad to see some mainstream coverage of this, but Luo inexplicably fails to mention that Dumond raped several women, and many of them (or their relatives) wrote to Huckabee begging him not to release Dumond because he would surely rape again, and maybe even kill (he ended up doing both).

Without this added information, it’s a lot easier to sympathize with Huckabee’s side of the story, that maybe Dumond was just this hapless guy who got railroaded for a crime he didn’t commit, or that he had reformed and was no longer a danger. Luo makes Huckabee’s actions look like an error of gullibility or compassion rather than a fuck-you to the rape victims… or to the women of Arkansas in general.

Entry Filed under: Corruption/Cronyism,Huckabee,Media,Wankers


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