Patterico's Pontifications


L.A. Times Once Again Reports Legitimate Ad Against Ford as “Racially Tinged”

Filed under: Dog Trainer,General,Race — Patterico @ 6:47 am

In an article about Obama’s possible presidential candidacy, the L.A. Times reports:

[South Carolina state Sen. Robert Ford] said Obama “wouldn’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of winning one state” in a general election. He pointed to the 2006 Senate campaign in Tennessee, where a black Democratic candidate lost to a white Republican following a racially tinged campaign ad.

The odds are good that the article is referencing about an ad mocking Harold Ford, Jr. had attended a Playboy party.

The ad was not “racially tinged,” as I explained in this post. It made a legitimate point about whether Ford was hypocritical for portraying himself as a churchgoing type guy, when he had attended a Playboy party. (It’s not a point I agree with, but I can see where other voters might.)

At the very least, it’s a matter of opinion whether it was “racially tinged.” But the L.A. Times, once again, is reporting it as fact. Which, from their leftist perspective, it is.

Fitting the Devil for Ice Skates

Filed under: Dog Trainer,General — Patterico @ 6:41 am

The L.A. Times is encouraging Democrats not to be obstructionists on Bush’s judicial nominations.

Praise for Stashiu

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 6:41 am

I recently got an e-mail from a fellow who is writing a book on Guantanamo. He is a published author and has been on Fox News, but I won’t identify him, since I’m not positive to what extent his project is publicly known. But he did tell me one thing I wanted to share with you:

Admiral Harry Harris suggested I contact you about your interview with Stashiu. . . . Adm Harris obviously thinks a lot
of Stashiu because he personally put me on to you and the interview.

It’s not every day that someone tells you that an Admiral has read a piece of yours — or, at least (to paraphrase Homer Simpson), had an aide give him the gist of it.

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