Jennings contrasted Pawlowski's incarceration with Donald Trump's freedom. It was of course a cheap parlor trick, trying to take advantage of our extremely polarized politics. For the Morning Call to permit such a tactic only degrades itself further.
While Jennings' loyalty to his friend Pawlowski is admirable, his editorial itself was beyond being distorted. Jennings even questioned Pawlowski's guilt. While we give defendents the benefit of the doubt, Pawlowski was convicted on over 45 counts. Numerous people testified under oath about Pawlowski's schemes at the taxpayers' expense.
Pawlowski's appeal rights will be determined by the court, not pleaded by a Morning Call Go-To favorite. Likewise, that court will decide the appropriateness of the sentence given.
The Morning Call should concern itself with examining their editorial page standards.