I was pleased to see The Bee’s mild editorial chastisement Jan. 14 of our president’s error in diplomatic judgment for not sending someone a little higher on the power chain than the Assistant Secretary of State for Europe to the to the highly symbolic protest march in Paris.
The Bee is usually supportive of President Obama and woe to those who are not. It is ironic that on the front page of the same paper, including a photo, the Republican representative from Texas has to apologize for his critical remarks of our president’s misstep. We see his remarks in print, the analysis of his Hitler comparison, and we also know that he is a poor speller.
The irony here is that though we support the right of people to speak their minds, they better not do it too loudly or against the current correct thinking. Most Americans had never heard of Charlie Hebdo and these satirical cartoons because they were offensive and were not printed in mainstream American media. The extremes are relegated to Twitter, Facebook and, YouTube and only come into mass view when it suits our “free press.”
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