Unfair to Cadillacs
Another irate reader, this one complaining about the phrase "the hulking sport utility vehicle":
"Nicole Fuller's story about 'Click it (and) ticket' contains the above phrase.
"This is an ordinary example of what people call 'media bias'. The description is personal and it is discriminatory.
"Never mind what you think of any car. In many instances, such 'information' is gratuitously added. It amounts to "background" propoganda."
So it is not enough that we are instruments of the East Coast liberal media establishment at war with capitalism, religion, justice and ordinary decent good sense. Now we are also accused of motor vehicle prejudice.
The vehicle in question, should you not have read the story, was a Cadillac Escalade, a vehicle that cannot fairly be described as diminutive, or, for that matter, graceful.
It seems to me that hulking amounts to fair comment. Anyone who chooses to own and operate a gas-guzzling behemoth, or wear fur, or smoke tobacco should be aware that such choices and preferences, though legal, do not excite universal admiration.