“The N* in the White House.” (pro-Obama piece)

Amazingly, I don't think this made the OG yet...


Newspaper runs headline referring to President Obama as N-word

A local paper is making national headlines thanks to a questionable word choice in one of its own news headlines.

The West View News, a monthly paper in New York’s West Village with a circulation of around 20,000, ran an op-ed from author James Lincoln Collier titled “N----r in the White House.”

If the headline wasn't strange and shocking enough, the New York Post reports that the op-ed is actually a pro-Obama piece, in which Collier argues that, "far right voters hate Obama because he is black."

The Post included a photo of the article headline in its piece with the offending language blurred out.

The West View News ran an opposing view column below Collier’s piece by African American columnist Alvin Hall titled, "This headline offends me."

"The decision to use this headline feels misguided to me," Hall writes. "I don’t see how its use benefits anyone, but I do feel all too clearly how it deeply offends me."

It’s not the first time Collier, 86, has stoked controversy through his use of the N-word in publication. His 1981 historical novel Jump Ship to Freedom (co-written with his brother) uses the word repeatedly in its text. It was reportedly taken down from the shelves from several libraries over the years.

So, why did the paper decide to run a headline with such a controversial, and many might say, unnecessary, word choice? It might just come down to little more than a strange case of journalistic rivalry.

West View News editor George Capsis says Collier convinced him to use the word over objections from the paper’s editorial staff.

“In this article, however, Jim reminded me that the New York Times avoids using the word which convinced me that West View should,” Capsis says in an explanation published in the paper and reported by The Post.

The West View News has not formally responded to questions about the editorial and did not run a copy of it on its website.

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http://news.yahoo.com/newspaper-runs-headline-referring-to-president-obama-as-n-word-003206434.html


Picture of article in link.

"Yeah, I'm a white guy, but I'm down with the cause, that makes it okay."

Didn't anyone warn them that using the forbiden word may cause the sun to explode? Phone Post 3.0


http://news.yahoo.com/newspaper-runs-headline-referring-to-president-obama-as-n-word-003206434.html

"Finally, someone tells it like it is...wait...god damn it!" - OG

KingJamesCodpiece - 
the op-ed is actually a pro-Obama piece, in which Collier argues that, "far right voters hate Obama because he is black."


There's a lot of good reasons to dislike Obama that have nothing to do with him being black. Threatening to brand anyone who speaks ill of Obama a racist, is a childish attempt to silence people you disagree with.


i think it would be silly to assume far right people hate obama because he's black.

They may dislike black people (or some possibly), but he's obviously more left than they are, so they wouldn't agree with him on much anyway.

KingJamesCodpiece - 
the op-ed is actually a pro-Obama piece, in which Collier argues that, "far right voters hate Obama because he is black."

There's a lot of good reasons to dislike Obama that have nothing to do with him being black. Threatening to brand anyone who speaks ill of Obama a racist, is a childish attempt to silence people you disagree with.


Exactly. Whenever someone can't win an argument they resort to namecalling. This is why I hear all the time that you're racist if you don't like Obama, ObamaCare, etc.

I think it's disgusting that a lot of the time if you disagree with Obama your labeled a racist Phone Post 3.0

 

He's a napper? Well he's alot of things but I'm pretty sure he doesn't nap on the job. Paper was out of line imo.

David@accu - 


 



He's a napper? Well he's alot of things but I'm pretty sure he doesn't nap on the job. Paper was out of line imo.


nagger IMO

I disagree most strongly with this racist headline.
surely it should be
"N-----r in the White Hizz-ouse"

If you don't like Obama you think he is a nigger and you think black people are niggers a you're white and you hate all other people and you own a nazi flag and you long for the glory days of the third reich.

Seven Heavens - If you don't like Obama you think he is a nigger and you think black people are niggers a you're white and you hate all other people and you own a nazi flag and you long for the glory days of the third reich.

dayuuum. FUCK punctuation.