Cap Times Reporter Jim Small busted Sen. Schapira for this comment today.
This really isn't surprising. "Civility" is just code talk that liberals use when they want Conservatives to shut up. Where were the civility advocates when protesters photo shopped pictures of Gov. Brewer in a Nazi uniform?
Where were the grown ups at the Republic when Steve Benson drew Governor Brewer as Muammar Gaddafi? What happened to the Star's David Fitzsimmons after his nationwide rant against conservatives in the wake of the Giffords shooting? What happened to Pima County Democratic Party Chairman Jeff Rogers after he proclaimed that TUSD Board members who voted against the ethnic studies courses should be "tarred and feathered and run out on a rail" and are "unfit to live in a multicultural community like Tucson."
Why did the Republic ignore Linda Valdez when she voiced support for laws that would prohibit men from wearing "Jewish Skullcaps" in public?
The French said it straight up with their ban, which includes Islamic head scarves, Jewish skullcaps and large Christian crosses. They want to preserve France's secular foundations.
That's a good idea.
A good idea? That's insane. How can she still be working for the state's paper of record?
The answer is that none of these egregious cases of incivility generated any reaction--despite the fact that half of the examples were generated by the media themselves.
So will anyone--except me--call for Schapira to apologize? No. Will anyone in the media point out that it's unseemly for a State Senator to call a member of the public a terrorist simply because she disagrees with him on legislation? No.
Will the media continue to demand civility while they stand by and let folks pummel conservatives? Yep.
Will the major corporate newspapers demand civility while their own employees portray Conservatives as terrorists and call for bans of religious "exhibitionism" such as wearing "large" crosses, "Jewish Skullcaps" and head scarves? Yes.
Will the corporate newspapers continue to shrivel and die as thinking adults decide not to let offensive progaganda onto their driveways?
Five years from now, Valdez, Benson, Fitzsimmons and Schapira will be unemployed. Maybe over drinks they can whine about Cathi Herrod. Naturally, she won't have time to join them. She'll be getting legislation passed that she supports...and killing bills that she doesn't like.