Thursday, July 21, 2005

Hardy Fuckin Har

This is from Columbia Journalism Review:

But our favorite moment of the day came at 4:02 p.m., when CNN got desperate. In a special report, one CNN reporter wondered whether Bush would use this nomination as a chance to leave behind a legacy. "After all, a second-term president isn't thinking about reelection," the reporter said. "He's thinking about his legacy. Naming the first Hispanic justice would make history."

And with that, we kid you not, CNN cut to this:


All we can say is that CNN is lucky most people with half a brain turned off the SupremeStakes countdown once they knew Bush's announcement was only a few hours away. But for those who kept watching?

Well, it looks like they've had their suspicions confirmed that yes, all Hispanic people are in fact members of a Mariachi band.

3 comments:

GeMatt said...

How come the bashers don't get hold of this. Do hispanics count as colored? If so get the NAACP be all over this. Its nice to see the "fair" media too busy bashing others to realize their own racist sterotyping. CNN, Comunist Nation NOW

Dr 4LOM said...

I think it was a case of "middle of the day and nothing to report about" that kept most people from noticing. Could they be brought on some charge for this, probably not, though we might live in a different media landscape if such charges were possible. I posted this more for the humor of stupidity. Either someone in the resource dept. was scrambling for anything that might relate to latinos, or someone was being an asshole. Either way, it's nice to publish some egg on CNN's face right?

Allie said...

this cracks me up....that is all