Lisa W. Foderaro's page one story in
today's New York Times, "Private Moment
Made Public, Then a Fatal Jump," demonstrates how society's increasing
reliance on fuzzy, politically correct ways of analyzing current events make
national public discourse if not less intelligent, then certainly more idiotic.
Foderaro's absurd take on the Rutgers student,
whose tragic suicide came three days after the secret webcam recording and
broadcasting of his sexual encounter with a male, is evident in the fourth
graf of her story, where she refers to "the online posting of hurtful
Yesterday, Obama signed a bill making it a federal crime to assault a person based on their sexual orientation, or gender identity. The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act expands upon already present hate-crime laws that already protected people targeted due to their race, ethnicity, religion, or national origin.