Monday, January 02, 2006
Our Newest Op Ed
- By Michael M. Bates
National Public Radio is sometimes unintentionally funny. Propped up with tax dollars from average Americans who have more sense than to waste their time listening to liberal twaddle, NPR delights in its reputation for appealing to a highly educated audience.
I thought of that audience this morning when looking at NPR's Web site. One page described "Dreaming of a Black Christmas," a commentary heard last week on the News & Notes with Ed Gordon program. There NPR's highly educated fans learn:
"This time of year it's hard to avoid the figure of old Saint Nick. With very few exceptions these Santa’s are white. Commentator Carole Boston Weatherford says she'd like to see a little more color in the complexions of the Kris Cringle candidates."
Kris Cringle? Isn't his last name Kringle with a K? And then we have "these Santa's are white." Just between you and I, although tossing in an apostrophe every so often may make you look highly educated and even grammatically correct, it isn't always required. ....................
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