Tuesday, September 13, 2005
Last Time I Bake Anything for You
You can discern bias in the media by carefully examining a journalist's choice of words. In this article, it's clear the San Luis Obispo paper has an agenda.
Here are the facts: Arthur Wayne blithely made pot brownies. Some of his co-workers ate the brownies and experienced those symptoms you would expect to experience after ingesting pot brownies. This is how the SLO paper describes it, "Arthur Wayne Bethel, 29, will stand trial on charges that he baked the tainted treats that sickened as many as 11 hospital workers..." Ummmmm, sickened? How 'bout generously got his co-workers stoned?
Let's forget for a second that his co-workers are in the medical profession and treated patients under the influence. Isn't it rude to get the authorities involved? It's a tiny misunderstanding. Plus, it was National Stoners Day (I had no idea it was a holiday).
Some of the people affected experienced, "dizziness, giddiness and nausea April 20 after unknowingly eating marijuana-laced brownies." If I were this Arthur fellow, I'd be all, "Hey, sorry about your giddiness and light euphoria. I apologize that for three hours on April 20th, you were fun to be around. Thanks for throwing me in jail. I appreciate it."