Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Hypocrites at Style Weekly

Everyone's well aware that Style Weekly fired its best writer, Chris Dovi, last week over an email that Dovi accidentally sent to the wrong recipient in which he called a PR flack who had been hounding him an unflattering name. Style claimed Dovi's comments violated Style's "core values." Ok.

As many people noted, it was somewhat ironic that Style would fire Dovi on those grounds, considering that in last week's issue, Style editors titled an opinion piece by Roy West about Mayor Wilder "Inglorious Bastard." Last time I checked, calling someone a bastard was more than a little unflattering to multiple groups, to say the least.

Well, this week, in another effort to be cute and clever (which they never manage to do), Style has effectively accused Delegate Ben Cline of Lexington of being, at the very least, ok with the Ku Klux Klan. Here's the relevant excerpt of the article. You can read it all here:

But a White Sheet Is Always OK. Delegate Benjamin L. Cline, R-Lexington, wants to amend a state law that makes it a Class 6 felony to wear a mask in public if you’re older than 16. The exemption would apply to emergency workers.

One has to wonder why this type of incendiary commentary, and why calling Mayor Wilder an "inglorious bastard," doesn't violate Style's "core values."