Saturday, November 08, 2008

President Elect Obama can't even get a blurb in East Texas?

“We run a newspaper, not a memory book service. We covered the local commissioner’s race. We thought that was more important.”

~ The Terrell Tribune’s publisher, Bill Jordan

The day after Obama was elected president, the headline of the Tribune centered on the local county commissioner’s race. The headline was titled, “Jackson defeats Schoen.” If you thought this was an error in judgment it wasn't. Not one story in the newspaper was devoted to the presidential victory. So the local commissioner’s race was more important than the presidential election? We are talking about the president of the United States of America.

I was taking my Post Election Nap and Racism woke me up. I tried talking to him because he is really down in the dumps.

"Hello Racism, I see you look the same since we last met. Oh, you don't like that there is an African American President? Yep, white folks even voted for him. You do know that he won the popular vote and the Electoral College. No the Electoral College is not in New Hampshire. Anyway don't be mad, it's all good. If it makes you feel any better, they have impeach Obama websites up and running. Funny thing is he hasn't even started the job yet. Stop crying it is undignified. This too shall pass and you will live on to fight another day. You still have many supporters including the publisher of a raggedy newspaper. With Obama in office business is going to pick up for you. Besides you thrive off of causing dissention among the races. You know you're going to spend the next 4 years telling us how bad Obama is. You are who you are and that's all you know how to do. Well I'll talk to you later. I have to get my "local newspaper" with Obama on the front."


Anonymous said...

The sad thing about this is people "hating" on President-Elect Obama will reap all the benefits and love it when he starts with tax cuts and they finally get insurance and a dental plan. I'm sure they will still talk slick. It's a shame.

Eye D. VS Mel O. said...

Ignorant? Yes! But am I surprised? Not at all! It's Texas so the fact that Obama's victory is not even mentioned does not shock me and that's the sad part. Bill Jordan and those who side with him and did not even try to at least publish a snippet of the election are all ignorant a-holes and better get used to the the fact that the white house will have some melanin in it for the next 4 years

Citizen Ojo said...

I just saw on t.v. tonight a newspaper in Oklahoma did the same thing. It appears that some people are going to have a hard time dealing with this. I have no advice to give to make them feel better. Sucks to be them....

uglyblackjohn said...

Vidor, Texas.
Jasper, Texas.
And now Terrell, Texas.
It just follows the patern of Confederate flags and Juneteenth (A holiday celebrating the end of slavery - three years after the rest of the country).
In East Texas, this is no suprise.