Wednesday, February 18, 2009

AP/Obama Smooch-Fest #2

Reflecting the propagandist nature of Associated Press reports, AP reporter Devlin Barrett wrote a glowing story about Obama's Attorney General Eric Holder with the headline "Holder: US a nation of cowards on racial matters." The story reports on how Holder -- during Black History month -- says Americans don't talk about race enough.

Barrett's "reporting" continued: "In a country founded by slave owners, race has bedeviled the nation throughout its history, with blacks denied the right to vote just a few decades ago."

The Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution, giving blacks the right to vote, was ratified in 1870. For the math impaired (like the AP's Devlin Barrett,) that was 139 years ago -- quite a bit more than "a few decades ago."

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