...and they're not even his hometown paper!
Once again, the Strib shows why it's the fastest-growing daily in the US -- in an era when most other daily papers are lucky to be treading water.
More below the fold.
Check out today's StarTribune
!Durbin Is RIGHT
:Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., set off a firestorm last week when he compared
U.S. treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo to practices employed by
Nazis, Soviets, Pol Pot and their ilk. His remarks were condemned by
the White House, the Pentagon, the Christian Coalition, the Veterans of
Foreign Wars, Newt Gingrich (who called for his censure by the Senate)
and by the entire right side of the talk radio/television/blog world.
The heat got so bad that, late in the week, Durbin apologized if his
remarks had been "misunderstood." They weren't, and Durbin should not
And to show you how badly the right wingers took Durbin's message out of context, the Strib gives you the transcript:Durbin: Question is one of treatment, not location
From the loud denunciations he provoked, you'd think that Sen. Dick Durbin,
D-Ill., had called President Bush a Nazi. The assistant minority
leader's speech last week was indeed a strong challenge to the Bush
administration, but the context was quickly lost in the uproar over one
paragraph. For readers who might like to see what the fuss is about,
here's a substantial portion of Durbin's text.