"Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please." (Mark Twain)

Monday, January 30, 2006

Elevating the Tone of the Debate 

Ah, yes, the Republican Party - home to people who think it appropriate to beat an effigy of a famous black man with a stick. Of course, you would expect no less from the party which speaks for racists:
Another study presented at the conference, which was in Palm Springs, Calif., explored relationships between racial bias and political affiliation by analyzing self-reported beliefs, voting patterns and the results of psychological tests that measure implicit attitudes -- subtle stereotypes people hold about various groups.

That study found that supporters of President Bush and other conservatives had stronger self-admitted and implicit biases against blacks than liberals did.

Oddly enough, the above-quoted article was not headlined "Dog Bites Man."

Update: It now appears as though the Jesse Jackson piñata story may be a hoax. The Washington Post story, however, is not.




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