WHY I CANCELED MY CHICAGO TRIBUNE SUBSCRIPTION: SIMPLE-MINDED, LOGIC-LACKING, RACE-BAITING, AND POORLY WRITTEN, ARTICLES LIKE THIS……
The Chicago Tribune’s Dawn Turner Rice scribed a real piece of hot garbage today….
Normally I do not link to hot garbage, but this article is so biased, and so poorly written….that it is worth pointing out….
Full race-baiting content below:
A few weeks ago, there was a story (a rather silly story, actually) about whether African-American journalists could cover Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama and maintain their impartiality. Now there’s a growing stink (from some conservatives) about whether PBS journalist Gwen Ifill, who’s black, can moderate Thursday’s vice presidential debate between Sen. Joe Biden and Gov. Sarah Palin because Ifill has a book coming out on Obama.
The book, which will be available on Inauguration Day, is titled, “The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama.” The publisher says “veteran journalist Gwen Ifill surveys the American political landscape, shedding new light on the impact of Barack Obama’s stunning presidential campaign and introducing the emerging young African American politicians forging a bold new path to political power.”
Ifill’s detractors say that the book is pro-Obama and that the author of such a tome couldn’t possibly sit as an impartial moderator.
They’ve got to be kidding. I’ve not read the book—-I’m certain Ifill’s detractors have not read it—-so what exactly can one glean from the publisher’s description that allows one to believe she can’t do her job? I think conservatives are nervous about Palin’s upcoming performance and are running scared.
The recent interviews I’ve seen with her and white journalists show they have good reason.
I think this is more about Ifill being black and the wrong-headed assertion that when it comes to Obama, black journalists can’t see him objectively.
Ifill is also a woman. I wonder: If she’d written a book about the Suffrage movement would detractors call her on that as well?
I’d like to hear your thoughts…
Well, since you asked for my thoughts Dawn, here they are:
I think you are biased. I do not wish to surmise on the causation of your bias, but I feel very comfortable in asserting that you are. Your darker skin pigment does not scare me from coming to this conclusion, and proclaiming the truth. I am embarrassed for you, and the Chicago Tribune, for concluding that this article was worthy of publication. You are clearly unable to view the current political landscape with any level of objectivity. With this being said, the Huffington Post just debuted a Chicago web edition, and while I doubt Ariana Huffington would find your article worthy of publication, I am quite sure it would be well received in the comments section…..