A much-awarded NC journalist emails re the N&R's belated intro to Amendment One:
The paper's endorsement appears on the front page today, pretending to be a Q&A. Giving Baptist-owned Campbell Law the final (dismissive) word over UNC Law's study isn't even a thin disguise. Except for failing to mention Campbell's Baptist affiliation. Saul must be pleased.
Reader H, on the same article:
How disingenuous to compare Billy Graham and Chelsea Clinton! How about Graham or fundamentalist Christians, in general, versus the many other notable individuals in the faith community or faith based organizations, in general, who have come out against the amendment?
It is an odd formulation. A familiar one, too, if you read Romenesko's withering piece about the N&R yesterday. In the latter context, it made sense as a way of saying "everybody is talking about this." On the front page of the paper, it's an odd comparison to have, um, borrowed.