July 17, 2007

Quote of the Day

Christopher Hitchens, on the recent conviction of press baron Conrad Black:

I am writing this from the San Francisco Bay Area, where all summer a local politician named Ed Jew has been in trouble over his filing of an allegedly bogus claim of residency. The headlines on the case invariably give his full name (he is of Asian descent), as in last Saturday's "City Attorney Toughens Case Against Ed Jew." But the headlines about Conrad Black have very often said "Black Convicted." Is this discrimination on a subtle level? Or should Mr. Jew be glad that he has such a short first name?
I guess he missed "Immigrantsí eviction part of Jew's track record," "Jew to Plead Not Guilty," and "Newsom has authority to remove, replace Jew."

Posted by Stephen Silver at July 17, 2007 04:57 PM

At least Mr. Black's last name is Black and not something else. That would make for hilarious headlines though.

Posted by: LilB at July 18, 2007 01:47 PM
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