"Which is worse? The wolf who cries before eating the lamb or the wolf who does not."— Leo Tolstoy

Monday, February 27, 2012


"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin

According to a cowardly editorial in todays New York Daily News: "Critics of 'spying' on Muslims are missing the bigger picture . . . Not only should he (Commissioner Kelly) not apologize for doing that, he should tell any politician who doesn’t like it to kiss his ass." 

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/a-police-commissioner-kelly-nypd-safe-article-1.1028917#ixzz1nbJavXib

In fact, it's the Daily News, and the rest of New York's toady press,  who are "missing the bigger picture," as Daily News Sunday columnist Jimmy Breslin pointed out in this 2003 column for Newsday:

A Fate Sealed Under Secrecy

Jimmy Breslin

June 22, 2003

On Friday, I rode across the Brooklyn Bridge, whose gray netting went with the sky, and as long as there was tension about the bridge, I was remembering Richard Seaberg, a big cop from Emergency One, who climbed to the top of the bridge so many times and pulled somebody down before he jumped. Seaberg protected the Brooklyn Bridge.

Now there is a charge by the government that terrorists intended to blow up the Brooklyn Bridge, or pull it down. Simultaneously, while protecting the bridge, the government was doing frightening damage to the life of the country.

Because of it, I am thinking that it could be time for me to begin thinking about leaving this news business. It is not mine anymore. Let me tell you why.

Read More:  Jimmy Breslin  - A Fate Sealed Under Secrecy.

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