Cognitive dissonance obliviousness

I don’t understand how they can say this without causing their head to explode:

Currie has been a strong advocate for civil liberties and women’s rights in the state legislature. She also has pushed for major reforms in the state’s property tax-reliant funding of public schools. Additionally, she’s been a leading advocate for gun control and an opponent of the death penalty.

[Emphasis added. — Joe]

It makes just as much sense as if the following occurred:

  • NAACP advocated white supremacy
  • ADL advocated children joining Hitler youth groups
  • HRC advocated stronger sodomy laws

Why doesn’t the press laugh them them all the way to the funny farm?