View From a Height
Commentary from the Mile High City
Friday, April 23, 2004

They All Look Alike 

It's unusual for newspapers to cover the errors of other newspapers, kind of like why sharks won't bite attorneys. But this morning's Rocky carries an news item about a forthcoming New York Times correction.

Apparently, the Times, in a story about an old KKK murder, ran a picture of Peter Coors instead of the actual murderer. While the Coors campaign has been cool about it, treating it as more of a joke than anything else, their response.

"It could have been worse," she joked. "Pete could have been identified as John Kerry."

borders on the offensive. Klan member Ernest Avants actually did kill somone. Kerry just claims to have committed war crimes.

Once again, though, we have to wonder what the response would have been had the Times run a picture of Ken Salazar instead of, say, a hispanic Los Angeles gang kingpin.

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