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February 20, 2006


Hitting someone in the eye with a baseball, shooting a man in the face -- what's the difference anyway?

----Um, kids can relate to one of them. It's an analogy to help kids understand the situation, not a direct comparison.

Regardless, it implicitly minimizes the situation. Would the Post have made that comparison if Whittington had died? No. And why not? Because it would have been obscene to make the analogy. I think the same intuition applies here.

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