Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity

'Obama disses white guys'

The Washington Examiner brings us a headline for the ages, in this photo snapped by Twitter user Maimonides.


The headline leads to this story by Julie Mason, which captures the narrative I spotlighted yesterday -- conservative shock and horror at President Obama's blunt video message asking his less electorally reliable coalition of blacks, Hispanics and young people to vote in 2010.

It's amusing that the headline appears next to a head shot of Byron York, pointing readers to the political correspondent's latest column. Almost exactly one year ago, York dealt the paper a minor embarrassment with a tin-eared column about how the president's "sky-high ratings among African-Americans make some of his positions appear a bit more popular overall than they actually are." That word, "actually," only makes sense if you imagine the electorate of 2010 -- the one that will determine how much support Obama has in the next Congress -- including fewer African Americans, proportionately, than were included in the poll.

By David Weigel  |  April 27, 2010; 9:23 AM ET
Categories:  Race  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: The difficulty of covering the GOP's stance on financial reform
Next: The Republican Governors Association goes after a tea party independent

RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company