What Fresh Hell Is This?

August 6, 2015

The Tribune-Review Editorial Board Flubs - Hilariously

And no, it's not some anti-science fallacy regarding the polar bears or arctic ice or some non-existent pause in the globe's overall warming.

It's simple research.

Take a look at this, from this morning:
Holland's “progressive” government is abandoning its failed experiment with multiculturalism. Integration and acceptance of Dutch values for immigrants will be the law of the land. A cover letter accompanying legislation introduced last month says integration now is necessary because “no one feels at home anymore ... .” So, will American “progressives” take note? [Bolding in Original.]
You'd think that this was happening now, right?  I mean all of the verb tenses are in the present, right?  They even say the cover letter was "introduced last month."  That means July of 2015, right?

Perhaps the braintrust should have done its homework better.  They get their info from this recent (as in two days ago) piece from The American Thinker.  That piece, by Thomas Lifson points to this piece at  the Gatestone Institute website:
The Dutch government says it will abandon the long-standing model of multiculturalism that has encouraged Muslim immigrants to create a parallel society within the Netherlands.

A new integration bill (covering letter and 15-page action plan), which Dutch Interior Minister Piet Hein Donner presented to parliament on June 16, reads: "The government shares the social dissatisfaction over the multicultural society model and plans to shift priority to the values of the Dutch people. In the new integration system, the values of the Dutch society play a central role. With this change, the government steps away from the model of a multicultural society."

The letter continues: "A more obligatory integration is justified because the government also demands that from its own citizens. It is necessary because otherwise the society gradually grows apart and eventually no one feels at home anymore in the Netherlands. The integration will not be tailored to different groups."
Look at the date of the piece - June 23, 2011.  That was 4 years ago.  Heck Piet Hein Donner isn't even Interior Minister anymore as he left that post in December 2011.  So cover letter introduced "last month" was in fact last month 4 years ago.

This must be so embarrassing for my friends on The Braintrust - some balding blogger sitting at his kitchen table finding such a huge blunder in about 5 minutes.

I'd feel bad for them if I wasn't giggling hysterically over my spoon-sized shredded wheat.

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