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    Posted May 22, 2009 by
    Harrisonburg, Virginia

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    "Primate Obama" Headline


    Our local newspaper, the Daily News Record, in Harrisonburg, VA, has been "toeing the line" with racist editorials for a long time. I used to comment on them so visitors to the site or people thinking of moving here wouldn't think our city is racist or even anti-Obama (in fact, though we're in a stongly Republican county, Harrisonburg City went Democrat for Obama and the local city council), but last year I just stopped reading all together. The 'staff editorials' do not represent the opinions of the majority of people in the City.


    Today I heard about an especially bad one.


    DNR's latest "gem", a headline "Primate Obama", made it onto Columbia Journalism Review:


    Here's our local news blog link to it if you want sane local people's responses (instead of the crazies that typically post on the DNR messageboards) - more comments will appear tomorrow as news get around:


    Here is the original article on DNROnline (notice how one-sided/wrong the article content is, on top of its inflammatory headline):
    "Primate Obama"


    I will find a few more inflammatory ones from the past and paste the links below. I hope this gets made into a big issue nationwide so our paper will get called out and stop posting these horrible headlines & articles. They don't represent the opinions of people in our city, so I hope it doesn't get reported that way.




    A couple more 'questionable' articles - keep in mind that these are not letters to the editor, these are STAFF Editorials!
    (I could easily find more if you want me to)


    "Another Drunk Alien... Another Dead American"


    "Islam, Muslims 'Offended' Again" (Rocktown Weekly is a part of the DNR)

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