When Racism Distorts A Journalist's Logic

An editorial columnist for the Kansas City Star shows us what would likely become the default defense against criticism leveled at a President Obama's administration. It'll be about racism.The Drudge Report today posts this link: PAPER: ‘Socialist' label called ‘old code word for black'...The link is to an article entitled "Shame on McCain and Palin for using an old code word for black" by Lewis W. Diuguid, Kansas City Star editorial page columnist.  Diuguid, an African-American and journalist by university training, is vice president for community resources at The Star. The thesis of his editorial is that, in using the word "socialist" to refer to Obama, McCain and Palin have "simply reached back in history to use an old code word for black" as was frequently done, Diuguid writes, by former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover when he thusly described "African Americans who spent their lives fighting for equality." So, here's Diuguid's...(Read Full Post)

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