Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Who loves racism? The LA Times!

I was saddened this morning to see this headline on the front page of my morning paper, the LA Times:

Obama is fast losing white voters' support

My sadness turned to disgust when I read Nate Silver's blog on fivethirtyeight.com (great site) explaining and demonstrating with the Times' own story that Obama's support among whites had fallen at just the same rate as his support among other voters.

The Times is stirring up the fumes of racism--why? To sell papers? This is yet another example of the media crying wolf when the wolves are far away. Like CNN interviewing an Oklahoma state senator who thinks Obama is trying to communize our schoolchildren. Why is it of national interest what one Oklahoma state senator thinks? Because it stirs the pot of controversy and partisanship. CNN and the LA Times aspire to better. They need to try harder.

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