The Washington Post’s stoning of Texas governor Rick Perry is journalistic malpractice. Instead of calling the newspaper to task, however, other national media outlets have joined in. And now the Post is doubling down on slander.
The newspaper dispatched reporters to the remote hunting grounds of a Perry-linked ranch — “associated” with Perry through “his father, partners or his signature on a lease” — because it once had a rock on it somewhere that had the word “Niggerhead” painted on it. The term is an embarrassing vestige of past racism not just in Texas but on geographical landmarks across the country.
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