Perhaps the front page news stories could be a bit more timely

Sen. Dean Heller at an event two weeks ago. (R-J pix)

Everybody whose ever been in the newspaper biz knows you have to plan ahead for that slow news day after a three-day holiday weekend and that sometimes means you have to dredge up a timeless thumb sucker — such as the one on the cover of the morning paper today.

Under the front page hed “A call from both sides for more civil discourse” there is piece in which both Republicans and Democrats wring their hands over the spate of protests and heckling that have taken place of late, largely at events where Republicans are the featured speakers. Such as the event in Henderson in March, when sign-waving protesters lined the road leading to a private meeting where Sen. Dean Heller spoke, and the Latin Chamber of Commerce meeting in which Heller was drowned out by a series of coordinated hecklers — as one was escorted out another would stand and take up the harangue.

But today’s story may have lapsed its “best by” date, since it was first posted online on May 22 and updated on Monday morning.

Perhaps a more timely story on the topic would have the fracas at the Texas Legislature in which illegals immigrants took over the gallery and disrupted the session, leading to scuffles on the floor as well and threats of violence. That was on an inside page. Or perhaps something on the illegal immigrants at Columbia University demanding free health care and sensitivity training, among other things. But that warranted only a brief mention on the editorial page.

Protesters line road to greet Dean Heller in March. (R-J pix)

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13 comments on “Perhaps the front page news stories could be a bit more timely

  1. robertleebeers says:

    Or perhaps a story on how liberal organizations like the AARP and the DNC are spending millions lying about the healthcare bill in slick TV ads in a desperate attempt to retain even a tiny bit of the Obama legacy.

  2. deleted says:

    Or maybe a story about the nationalist white supremist who, after screaming slogans reminiscent of those heard often from Trumpetttes, killed two people.

  3. Steve says:

    They want us to call Dean Heller and tell to vote no a bill that doesn’t exist in the Senate!

    RLB, you are correct the lies are blatant.

  4. Rincon says:

    “Or perhaps a story on how liberal organizations like the AARP and the DNC are spending millions lying about the healthcare bill in slick TV ads in a desperate attempt to retain even a tiny bit of the Obama legacy.”

    Ah yes, reminds me of Conservative claims about death panels, signing up illegal immigrants, and Obamacare paying for abortions.

    The people on your own team will forgive and support you and, who knows, some of the opposing team might believe it, so why not lie?

  5. Steve says:

    Rincon with the inevitable “You did it first!”

  6. Rincon says:

    I never excused the lies of the left. Just pointing out the glass house you Conservatives inhabit.

  7. Steve says:

    Equals the one your peeps inhabit nicely, huh.

  8. Rincon says:

    If I did not excuse the left, I am hardly in a glass house.

  9. Steve says:

    But, the cry, “you did it first” resounds….

    laugh

    We would have to go back to human origins in the mud to find the first.

  10. Rincon says:

    Such a clever argument. I am helpless before it.

  11. Steve says:

    Hey!
    I coulda said we have to back to the snake in the tree!

  12. Rincon says:

    🙂

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