A case in point is this article dated August 14th, 2010, entitled "In the Rearview Mirror, Oklahoma and Death Row." Check it out, it is beyond belief.
It's amazing to me how the New York Times, day in and day out, in some twisted delusional variety of liberal logic (they call it: "Comforting the assailed and assailing the comfortable") continues to portray the weakest, the stupidest, the most savage as the true heros of society.
I understand the whole moral superiority thing - I engage in it myself when a bum asks me for money (I never refuse) - but you would think that the writers at the NYT would be smart enough to recognize that the whole dirtbag uplift program has gone a bit far, creating entire cities of single mothers on welfare. and the world's largest prison population.
Leave it to the New York Times to get it completely wrong, once again.