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Massachusetts Liberal

Observations on politics, the media and life in Massachusetts and beyond from the left side of the road.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

New mush from the wimps

The Globe endorses the concept of "see something, say something" in an editorial about an airline crew's overreaction to a passenger reading about vintage airplanes.

OK: The editorial is a ludicrous stretch at being topical, not to mention being wrong by failing to call out the policy for failing to have a middle ground between ignoring something and behaving as if there was an immediate threat to health and safety.

And oh yeah, as the Globe itself notes:
... It’s an odd reason to express concern about a passenger, one that might or might not have been influenced by the fact that he has dark skin. Gilbert is African-American but can pass for Middle Eastern.
Whatever happened to common sense -- whether in policies that offer escalating options based on actual threat assessments or in writing gibberish in trying to defend the indefensible?

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