Does The Register-Guard editorial board read its own newspaper?
On Nov. 18, 2007 the R-G reported that the police officer who shot and killed a psychotic Ryan Salisbury â€œsaid the stun gun would not have helped that night.â€
Today an R-G editorial uses the Salisbury death as its major justification for endorsing more taser use by the Eugene Police.
But while the editorial writers apparently donâ€™t read the newspaperâ€™s news stories, they do appear to read their own editorials. The editorial today cuts and pastes the phrase â€œlengthy, methodical and laudably consultativeâ€ in praise of police taser use from a Feb. 2, 2008 editorial.