Better Angels

"...all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature." ---Abraham Lincoln, First Innaugural Address

Monday, June 21, 2004

Now She's Even Pissing Off the Baptists!

Poor Barbara Bradley Hagerty! First we come at her from the left, and now they're coming at her from the right! The Southern Baptist Convention is upset about this story, in which she asserts that the SBC's "iVoteValues" campaign is urging members to "vote Republican." (This despite the fact that the SBC probably DOES want members to vote Republican. Still, they'd rather not lose their non-profit status.) Thisarticle appears on their website refuting Hagerty's claim. The highlight:

Land concluded his letter by stating, “We trust that NPR will in the future strive to be more accurate and careful in its reporting, and extend the professional and journalistic courtesy of prior confirmation with the source,” in referring to the lack of a call from Hagerty or an NPR fact-checker to verify her “vote Republican” assessment of the iVoteValues campaign.

Wait a minute...Barbara didn't bother to call and verify something? That's not the BBH we know! Oh, wait, nevermind, it is the BBH we know!