DOES CALLING OUT "EVIL" AMOUNT TO EDITORIALIZING?

 A still frame from the video that the Chicago teenager's abductors streamed live.  Via  WBBM-TV .

A still frame from the video that the Chicago teenager's abductors streamed live.  Via WBBM-TV.

A mentally disabled teenager in Chicago is abducted, tied up, beaten, and made to drink toilet water by his captors.  By any reasonable definition, that's evil - and in our everyday lives it's an easy conclusion to reach, one that can be based on readily available and widely reported facts. 

But we live in an era when the very definition of truth seems to be up for grabs.  So perhaps it's a sign of the times when both elements of the media and our nation's leaders have difficulty calling this episode what it so clearly is, writes columnist Elizabeth Scalia.  And the issue comes into sharper focus when we are able to stream the episode on our own laptops and decide for ourselves.  Courtesy aleteia.org. 

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