Midday Commentary on the Weekend News – June 8, 2015

Ben over at Fox 13 pulls an awesome one out of thin air. Take it away, Jake Anderegg! • The Lehi representative stepped in it deep coming out against the prison and claiming he had support from colleagues, which he does not. But then the real fun began when he went to court over a speeding ticket. Two things here: First, I think the good representative is probably right about police clocking speeders in one zone and ticketing them for that speed in slower zone. That’s a crap move, Five-Oh.…

Florez goes too far in accusing legislators of taking ‘the drop’

In Saturday’s Deseret News, John Florez writes an article bashing the Utah Legislature. For his weekly column, it’s nothing new. He often bashes the Legislature. Everyone got the message long ago that he doesn’t agree with them and doesn’t like them. So if today’s article was only about what John doesn’t like about legislators, it wouldn’t be particularly noteworthy. This time however, he accuses lawmakers of violating the law and committing felonies. Using a pithy quote, he glibly impugns legislators in a way he would never do to others. Elected…

Male, middle-aged, moral, and…miserable? No, not the Republican Party.

What is predominantly male, middle-aged, miserable, underpaid and over-educated? Journalists, according to an Indiana University study reported in The Atlantic. They’re also predominantly liberal. Somehow, though, that left leaning bias (this is among all journalists, not just the politicos) hasn’t led to income parity between male and female reporters, for whatever reason. According to the study: Among the more negative findings are that U.S. journalists today are less satisfied with their work, less likely to say they have complete autonomy to select stories, much more likely to say that journalism is…