I’ve known Stacy Washington for almost as long as I have been blogging, she is a warm friendly person, a talented conservative writer, an excellent radio host, and a patriot who has served this country in the USAF.
Last week Stacy ran into a bit of a problem. She had a gig writing a column for the St. Louis Post Dispatch. Her April 28th column defended the NRA against charges that it was worse than ISIS and accused the mainstream media of lacking a diversity of thought regarding gun ownership. A leftist editor named Tod Robberson decided to suspend her for writing the column accusing her of having inaccuracies in the column and not revealing that she had a professional relationship with the NRA. Knowing that she was being unjustly disciplined upon being told about her suspension Stacy Washington resigned from the paper.
In a column called, “Guns and the Media,” Washington points to what she calls “the homogeneity of America’s newsrooms” when it comes to gun owners. She also called out by name George Kennedy a former professor at the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism. Kennedy (who can’t be related to the actor of the same name because he lacks talent) wrote a column in the April 20th Columbia Missourian claiming the NRA was more dangerous than ISIS. As a dues paying member of the organization I can assure you that the NRA has never ordered me to behead Christians or sell women as sex slaves.
I know what you are thinking, no one could be that liberal, ignorant, or hyperbolic to believe that the NRA is worse than ISIS. However it’s true, unless he was lying Kennedy believes what he wrote. Even worse is the fact that along with writing the column, this shmegegge was a professor teaching future journalists, which may explain the state of today’s main stream media leftist bias. Note, for those who are Yiddish challenged, shmegegge means buffoon. My late mom always taught me if you can’t say anything nice, say it in Yiddish.
Along with a feeling of incredulity about Kennedy, it is natural to also be thinking that no newspaper editor could be that ignorant– that biased as Tod Robberson was to suspend a columnist for defending the NRA against a nonsensical slander. But this is America –where stupidity is allowed–and sadly as comedian Ron White is famous for saying, “you just can’t fix stupid.”
Robberson’s assertion that there were errors in the column were a figment of his leftist imagination. Read the column yourself you will see that it contains outright errors of fact, no wild exaggerations, etc.. And as for not revealing her relationship with the NRA to the newspaper, perhaps the editor should read his own paper…