Sunday, July 06, 2008

mainstream media mourns death

I was unable to link to the headline in the Charleston newspaper's coverage of Jesse Helms' death on July 4, but it went something like this:

Conservative Bigot dies

Very objective.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Could you support that with a link?

miriam said...

I couldn't link to it--the online version didn't have it. That's why I said, "something like this." instead of saying "this is what it said."

Anonymous said...

Perhaps next time photograph or scan it. Otherwise it's unbelievable hearsay.

dick stanley said...

The Austin paper had a similar headline (without the "bigot"), but "balanced" it by saying he was "controversial," albeit "a conservative icon." In any case, it's for sure not many (if any) liberals or gays wept.

miriam said...

Well, having died on the Fourth of July he is in excellent company: both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died on that day.