November 20, 2006

I'm So Sorry I Never Read This Blog

The Strib reports on a budding Minnesota political scandal:

Since his election to the Minneapolis school board two weeks ago, Chris Stewart has been criticized for his involvement with a racially themed Web page that satirized another political candidate.
But Stewart, 38, has a history of writing provocative racial commentary.

A review of postings at another Internet site he owned and published from 1998 until June this year shows that he and a small group of regular contributors threw racial barbs freely.

On the site, called American Hot Sausage, they described Minnesota Vikings fans as "anti-negro revelers," mocked Minnesota DFLers for their "tired-old-white-guy strategy" and handed out "Coon Awards" to blacks they considered too cozy with the white power structure.

Shocking stuff, for sure, but you can't hold bloggers accountable for what their commenters say. And besides, they're certainly correct about the "tired old white guy" strategy.

Posted by Stephen Silver at November 20, 2006 12:26 AM
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