Share This Page

Sunday pops

| Saturday, July 7, 2012, 8:50 p.m.

Newly elected Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto is blaming the United States for being the “exporter of guns fueling the violence” in his nation's brutal drug wars. Actually, according to 2009 statistics, 83 percent of the guns recovered from Mexican crime scenes came from countries other than the United States. But why let the facts get in the way of a shibboleth? ... Even The Associated Press, long-serving cardinals in the Church of Global Warming, had to admit in a news story last week that “it's far too early to say (global warming) is the cause” of the current spate of hot and stormy weather. But that didn't stop it from giving ample space to those who do blame “climate change.” And the AP waited until the 20th paragraph of its 21-paragraph story to quote anyone with a counterargument. Fair and balanced? Try bogus and biased. ... Large pick-up trucks from Ford and Chevy continue to pace all motor vehicles sales. Which more than suggests that the motoring public is not as gullible as the climate cluckers would have you believe. ... The Global Times reports two men who tried to hijack a Tianjin Airlines jetliner in China on June 29 essentially were beaten to death by passengers and the crew. That's what we call a “brite” in the news business.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.