"There are a host of other animals I'd rather see on the road. A conservative Republican, for one." This statement was written by Emily Burton in her Feb. 22 "On The Light Side" column.
While I'm hoping she was attempting to be humorous, her comments preferring the death of a person, based on their political association, to a skunk is nothing but pure hatred. This is a public example of what leads society into hate-based violence. The media is a powerful tool and those in media should be careful of the words they choose to use.