The Lion, the Switch, and the Unborn

Kingsjester's Blog

thA2LI80LPThe 24-Hour News Cycle has gone off the rails, once again, purposefully diverting society’s attention.

The New York Times reports that

An American dentist who admitted that he killed a well-known lion this month in Zimbabwe and planned to mount the head kept his office closed on Wednesday as the furor about the hunt turned vitriolic and, at times, threatening.

Dr. Walter J. Palmer’s neatly groomed property near Minneapolis, adjacent to a preschool, has turned from a dentist’s office to a memorial to the lion, called Cecil, with red roses and more than a dozen stuffed animals laid outside the locked front door.

There was no answer to repeated knocks and doorbell rings at his large, stucco house in an affluent neighborhood. And his neighbors would not talk.

In an email distributed Tuesday night to his patients, Dr. Palmer said “media interest” had disrupted his practice and had caused people…

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