Urbin Report

Sunday, February 05, 2006

I don't recall seeing this in the Boston Globe...

Brendan Loy asks were the outrage is from Julian Bond's racist remarks.

Okay, here's a question for you. If the chairman of the NAACP were to equate Republicans with Nazis, compare conservative judges to the Taliban, and call Condoleezza Rice and Colin Powell "tokens," that would be pretty newsworthy, don't you think?

Now, what would you say if I told you that it happened, during a speech Wednesday by Julian Bond at Fayetteville State University, and yet the "journalists" who covered the event for the Fayetteville Observer and News 14 Carolina apparently felt his incendiary remarks weren't worthy of mention in their stories about the event?! Instead, they wrote blandly positive puff pieces about Bond's speech, discussing such earth-shattering breaking news as the importance of Black History Month and how "the fight for equal rights is not over."

Pretty incredible, huh? My expectations of the MSM are fairly low these days, but the lack of news judgment here is really astounding.

Go read the rest.