Thursday, July 27, 2006

Inquirer Gets It Right

Philadelphia Inquirer acknowledges the obvious.

What's gained? A good neighbor. (Recall that the Cradle of Liberty tried to buck national scouting's antigay stance.) What's lost? A costly, legal dispute that would be fodder for the culture wars.

Replacing the Boy Scouts' headquarters with condos wouldn't make Philadelphia a better place for its children.

Daily News Gets It Wrong

Philadelphia Daily News disregards the obvious.

The Fairmont Park Commission voted Monday to back the city's efforts to boot the local Cradle of Liberty Boy Scout Council out of its city-subsidized headquarters, for which it pays the city $1 a year.

In response, the Boy Scouts of America National Council has vowed to create two new badges: "Fighting" and "Victim."

Maybe that new badge should be "Irony."