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Not cleaning up quotes: racist?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by YankeeFan, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    No, it's not an athlete:


     
  2. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    This passage also stood out to me:

    A dozen other adjectives would have worked there. Writer was trying to be cute.
     
  3. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    No way to quote Karen Hunter without making her sound like a complete moron.
     
  4. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I guess I'm racist against white guys then.
     
  5. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Here's the video:

    http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/politics/2011/09/24/obama-cbc-speech.cnn
     
  6. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    Rubbing is racing.
     
  7. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    I mean makin'
     
  8. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    But rubbin' is racist.
     
  9. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    This is going to be my comeback to anyone who complains about bullshit:

    “Shake it off. Stop complainin'. Stop grumblin'. Stop cryin'."
     
  10. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    TWSS
     
  11. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    "Racist" certainly seems like an extreme view of that.

    I'll say this, though: I can't recall ever seeing any politician's words transcribed like that, much less a president's. And when he's speaking to the Congressional Black Caucus, that's an odd time to go so literal.
     
  12. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Sort of like when Hillary went "southern":

     
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