Friday, January 25, 2008

A role for audio

After The State newspaper in Columbia S.C. endorsed Barack Obama for president, the newspaper received complaints about selecting an African American candidate. One left voice mail, and editor Brad Warthen decided to include it on his blog to help illuminate the issue for readers.

Here's his blog post with a link to the audio, and a transcript:

... I need to talk with someone to discuss the fact that y'all are supporting a black man for president of the United States. I am ASHAMED that we've got a newspaper in Columbia, South Carolina, one of the best cities in America, and yet we've got a black operation supporting black candidates ...

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