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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Media still eager to invent racism around every corner

"In this case, it's sports guy Filip Bondy of the NY Daily News, writing about this past Sunday's NFC Championship game in New Orleans:

Bondy: "If you needed further proof of this [New Orleans racial] divide, then it came during a pregame introduction of former President Bush. Once pilloried for his approach to the Katrina catastrophe in 2005, Bush was heartily cheered at the Superdome - which tells you all you need to know about the crowd's demographics."

No, he was probably cheered because it wasn't the former President Bush that had dealt with Hurricane Katrina. The "former President Bush"

  • in attendance was George W. Bush's father, George H. W. Bush. (See here, here, and here.)

Anyone who actually watched the game -- which Bondy obviously did not -- would have seen the various shots of the elder Bush (and his wife, Barbara) watching the Saints-Vikings.

  • But why let basic factual and visual evidence muss up a good cheap shot, eh?

UPDATE: Bondy's article has deleted the paragraph noted above -- without any reference as to why. There's just an "Updated: Tuesday, January 26th 2010, 11:37 AM" notice. But no worries -- we got a screen cap of it.

And you can see here, via a cache of USA Today's linked topics under "George W. Bush," a summary of Bondy's original article with almost all of the now-deleted G.W. Bush reference."

  • from Newsbusters, 1/26/10, via mention on Steve Malzberg radio show

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