The article by James Lincoln Collier in the latest edition of 20,000-circulation monthly WestView News is actually pro-Obama. But as New York Post writers Kevin Fasick and Laura Italiano accurately suggest, many readers – especially since the article is not presently online – will never get past the shock of a very debatable headline: “The N***** in the White House”.
From the Post article:
The shocking headline sits at the top of page 15 above an opinion piece that criticizes what it calls the anti-black “racism” of far-right voters…
Columnist Alvin Hall wrote a piece called “This Headline Offends Me,” which ran below Collier’s column. Said one West Villager, Eugene May: “It’s disrespectful in any context to refer to the President of the United States as the N-word.”
In the paper, 86-year-old WestView News publisher George Capsis defends the headline as an agent-provocateur. He writes also that it is designed to jump in where the New York Times, as a rule, does not. The WestView News was launched back in 2003.
To see an image of the headline, read the full Post coverage.
[H/T: Sydney Smith]
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