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Tribune: Obama’s Opponents Are Racists

Today’s Chicago Tribune features a lengthy article profiling a number of under-educated, gun-totin’, Confederate flag-flyin’ rednecks from Kentucky who oppose Obama because of his skin color. The reporter’s methodology appears to be: Dig up some actual racists, ask for their ill-informed opinions on Obama, then use the resulting quotes to advance a narrative that white voters who don’t support Obama are motivated by bigotry.
Look for this general blueprint for election year “reporting” to crop up all across the country as the McCain-Obama race heats up.


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