Monday, February 05, 2007

Daily News' Bank Shot

In today's NY Daily News the paper editorializes om all of the faux outrage over the Barclays Bank naming rights furor. And the paper gets it just right in its take on the reality of the bank's "bad history":

"Barclays' accusers fall into two categories. Some belong to the crowd that tried to stop Atlantic Yards. In bad faith they are throwing rhetorical stones at the bulldozers. Other leaders say that they were genuinely troubled by the bank's past as it has been reported. They undercut their moral outrage by pressing Barclays for charitable contributions. And now there seems to be nothing to be morally outraged about-making their outrage outrageous in itself."