I realize everyone has a choice in their morning paper and their free daily, I generally read Express, a child of the Washington Post because it seemed a less offensive choice than the Examiner which is kinda tabloid’y, or the Washington Times, which is still often being handed out for free at my work metro stop. Thanks to a heads-up from the Huffington Post, I now know I made the right (or is that left) choice:
The second most powerful editor at The Washington Times is a white supremacist racist who says blacks are “born genetically 15 to 20 IQ points lower than a white person” and that abortion is necessary “to keep the black and minority population down in this country.” His wife, Marian, confirmed this, on the record, in an interview with reporter Max Blumenthal for the Oct. 9 issue of The Nation magazine.
Francis B. Coombs Jr., the managing editor of The Washington Times, a major media ally of the Bush administration, is described by multiple newsroom sources in Blumenthal’s piece as an unreconstructed “racial nationalist” and a hater of blacks and Jews.
I wonder if all the minority employees I see delivering and handing out copies of the Times are aware of this, what they’d think and… if they’d even care, I mean a job’s a job to some people, right?