Why I Put The South Jersey Times In The Bottom Of Pete the Parrot’s Cage

"Pete the Parrot"

"Pete the Parrot"

The South Jersey Times has managed to again prove why the paper is only good for the bottom of a bird cage. For whatever reason the South Jersey Times Editorial Board just couldn’t let the Dennis and Judi thing go – the Editorial Board felt compelled to run a piece on the opinion page titled, “If you can't show respect, drop the radio mic.”

The radio duo apologized and have been punished with a 10 day suspension. This should be over, but not for the South Jersey Times. The Editorial Board just had to fan the flames with more than 500 words.

In the opinion piece the editorial board claims, “It's not so bad that Malloy called Grewal ‘the man with the turban,’ and that both hosts repeatedly referred to him as ‘turban man.’” I agree. Unfortunately, prior to that line the editorial board argues, “Before jabbering about the ‘PC police’ and giving ‘Dennis and Judi’ excessive latitude to claim that they're doing ‘comedy,’ let's analyze this.”

Analyze it? Are they psychiatrists? The people on this editorial board aren’t qualified to analyze what is in the minds of people. But, I digress, that’s really not my issue with their opinion piece.

My issue is simple, this editorial board isn’t upset over what I assume was two people kidding around. Two people who are paid to entertain. They’re upset with anyone that doesn’t think like them, anyone that doesn’t have at least some left or leftish leanings.

Of course, my claim isn’t very scientific. I simply scrolled through their list of editorials, I scrolled and scrolled and scrolled. The only Republican they praised with regularity was Congressman LoBiondo, a moderate.

But, back to the Dennis and Judi thing. The story is over, yet this editorial board HAD to write something.

Could I find anything written by this editorial board about Michelle Wolf and her verbal assault of Sarah Huckabee Sanders at the White House correspondents’ dinner? No!

Did this editorial board have anything to say about Wolf going after Huckabee Sanders again on the Netflix talk show “The Break?” No!

Did this editorial board say anything when Kathy Griffin posted a photo of her holding a replica of President Trump's bloodied, decapitated head? Not that I could find!

Are you getting the theme here?

The South Jersey Times editorial board has obvious leanings toward the left of the political spectrum. They want their readers to think like them.

For the record, I don’t have a problem with Michelle Wolf or Kathy Griffin. They’re comedians, I don’t find them funny so I don’t watch or listen to them, others do. I have never advocated for either of them to be punished for the actions described above.

I also don’t care what professional football players do, I still pay for NFL Sunday Ticket (or whatever it’s called) every year because I like to watch the football games I want to watch. I would prefer football players stand for the national anthem but I’m not going to stop watching because they’re disrespectful.

This is America and we all have the right to freedom of speech and expression. What this means is that we also all have the right to not read or listen to those exercising their rights if we don’t like what they’re saying. (For the record I do have an issue with flag burning but I’ll save that for another day).

When it comes to the South Jersey Times I exercise my freedom of expression by putting their rag of a newspaper in the bottom of Pete the Parrot’s cage.