Sunday, October 23, 2005

Credit Where Due

Congratulations to the N&O for running a story at least somewhat critical of the comments of Kamau Kambon. Not sure whether they were beaten to the story by the blogs because they were trying to ignore it, or simply because the MSM is falling father and farther behind the blogosphere.

Kudos as well for the coverage of the death of Marine Sgt. Mark P. Adams. Jay Price again has done a wonderful job of capturing the spirit of one of our finest, and Melanie Sill hails Price's coverage in the paper today. By reporting the facts on the story rather than making Adams' death into a political commentary, the N&O has avoided the error of much of the MSM. I think this link will get you to the story on the Adams funeral written by Leah Friedman. If you can't get in, here is the end of the story:

Phillip Adams said his son believed in the U.S. mission in Iraq.

The family said they are deriving strength from their faith and knowing their son died doing what he loved. Phillip Adams said they have also enjoyed reading the letters from Mark's friends.

Just before the service ended with a slide show of Adams' life and a rifle salute and playing of Taps, Phillip Adams walked around the stage's podium and looked down at his son's casket.
"Sgt. Mark Phillip Adams, I salute you, my son, my Marine, my hero," he said and broke into tears.

Thanks to Mudville Gazette for letting me add this to their great open post.