(The Return of) Ignatz, by Sam Heldman

Thursday, March 13, 2003

it's really not that I have anything against the Associated Press ...
even though this is the second night in a row that I've wound up the evening by grousing about their coverage of something. But why did their writer choose to point out the race of certain Alabama legislators who were expressing qualms about President Bush's plans for war in Iraq? See this article:
An emotional debate over a possible invasion of Iraq broke out in the Alabama House Thursday as black lawmakers balked at language calling for support of President Bush and a compromise version was drawn backing U.S. troops.

The resolution by freshman Rep. Mickey Hammon, R-Decatur, is the kind of routine measure that usually passes without debate. But black legislators spoke out against a measure supporting Bush in the fight "against the Iraqi regime and its weapons of mass destruction."

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