I don’t read the Huffington Post very often. Despite their sometimes informative content, they often resort to tacky, lefty-Drudge headlines.
Ironically, I had clicked over to HuffPo for an article on why the online mag can’t replace the NYT.
(Oh, and speaking of which, the NYT took umbrage with the Atlantic article I quoted yesterday. Perhaps rumors of her death have been greatly exaggerated - or NYT’s communications dept has a vested interest in not appearing vulnerable. Updated: Gawker’s Hamilton Nolan takes a crack at the latter point.)
Anyway, the Huffington Post would like you to know that Africans are backwards, barbarous freaks:
The actual story explains that Obama’s grandmother wanted to bring a spear and shield amongst other gifts for her grandson on the occasion of his inauguration. It’s unclear from the article if she’ll check it, but it seems likely that she fears it being damaged during the flight and wanted to carry it on.
“But I have been told that due to security reasons I will not be allowed to board a plane with it,” she explained.
Hopefully, she and the airline can work out a compromise. (God, I’d love to see what today’s TSA would do with my grandmother; she packed everything… She also used to pack up all the bread rolls from the restaurant table into her purse, but that’s a separate issue.)
Needless to say, I did not click through to ‘Read HuffPost’s Inauguration BigNews Page’.
I made an angry noise and took a screen capture.