Monday, August 15, 2005

Redneck America?

One other thing about the Baxter article. Describing the impact of Bush’s vacations in Texas, she writes:
In the past, Bush’s visits to Crawford, where he clears scrubland and cuts logs with a chainsaw, have impressed voters in redneck America.
Since when have derogatory characterizations become acceptable group identifiers in news stories at The Times? If this is a new policy, I look forward to reading things like “In the past Rodham-Clinton’s speeches to the American Bar Association, in which she’s opposed tort-law reform, have impressed fundraisers in the shyster community.”

1 Comments:

Blogger jimmmy said...

maybe you should start a, "you might be a bad journalist if..." list a la foxworthy. what an asshat.

8:12 AM  

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