Wednesday, August 26, 2009

CM PRESS # 793

TED LARGELY RESPONSIBLE FOR IMMIGRATION MESS
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WHAT WE CALL OURSELVES
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OBAMA PENTAGON PROFILING REPORTERS AND TRYING TO MANIPULATE THEM TO WRITE POSITIVE STORIES--LINK
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" I WAS 12 WHEN I WAS SENT TO GUANTANAMO"
Idiot Bush administration had little respect for human rights. Obama following suit. LINK
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WHERE DOES WHITE SKIN COME FROM?
Some alternate ideas to the Vitamin D hypothesis. LINK
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WAIT A MINUTE...

Brady Rhoades implies that the almost daily Daily Pilot doesn't have enough stories about Latinos in the paper (see offensive code talk story below), but here are two such stories that are in the paper today:

MEN BOOKED AFTER SODA ROBBERY (About two Latinos) LINK

ATTACK SUSPECTS TO APPEAR IN COURT (About two more Latinos) LINK

Maybe Brady doesn't read the almost daily Daily Pilot. You can't blame him. Not many of the actual citizens of Newport-Mesa read it either.
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DAILY PILOT USING OFFENSIVE ANTI-WHITE CODE TALK ?

(Photo is not of Brady Rhoades. It's Pee Wee Herman. Honest.)

Brady Rhoades, the editor of the almost daily Daily Pilot, has a blog today (HERE) in which he wants you to know that it's not his fault that the writers at the paper are "monochromatic" (In this context, doesn't he really mean that they are too "white"?).

Happened before he took charge, he says. Too many white people snuck through the darn door under the old regime, apparently. (Hmmm. [Eyes narrow to slits.]Makes you wonder about the hidden motives of the old regime, doesn't it? Why did they let all those white people in? Hmmm.)
And doggone it, it's just so hard for the too-white reporters to find diversity in "very vanilla Newport Beach." (Unless you've been off planet, you understand that "vanilla"is often a derisive term for white people and white cultural and societal norms.)

Never fear, though, Brady has urged his reporters to try hard to find that diversity and, by golly, he's looking for a Latino (read, a brown person) to write a column about Latino life and especially on the Westside of Costa Mesa.

Drill down to what Rhoades is really writing, overlook his sidestepping plausible deniability semantics, and then substitute a few terms based less on dictionary definitions and more on the way terms are actually used in our society and then change the city to see if Rhoades' blog passes the sniff test: The reporters at the paper are too "brown" and it's difficult to find white people in "very chocolate" Santa Ana.

But, maybe we have it wrong. What say you?

Please don't waste your time writing that what Rhoades wrote is fine because the antonym of monochromatic is polychromatic or because he threw in "minorities,* gays, you name it," as what he seeks in diversity. The terms Rhoades uses have street meanings just as "sick" means "good" in current street parlance and in certain contexts.

One last thing. If Rhoades has to look so hard to find diversity in Newport-Mesa, maybe the type of diversity he wants just isn't a major factor here and maybe he'd be happier working for a newspaper in less monochromatic and less vanilla Fullerton where he lives. Or, he can always try Watts.
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*We're also getting fed up with the use of the term "minorities" to refer to non-whites. Whites are the minority on this dark planet. Only about 10% of all humans are white.
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TO THE NORTH AND SOUTH OF US...
North--Santa Ana--Man attacked and stabbed by six invisible men on Monday in non-vanilla city. LINK
South--Newport Beach--No one attacked or stabbed again on Monday in very vanilla city.
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1 comment:

  1. Right on! Maybe Mr. Rhoades would feel more comfortable working in New Orleans since the mayor stated it will remain a "chocolate city".

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CM PRESS # 835

BLACK SUPREMACIST ARRESTED FOR SHOOTING TWO COPS IN FLA. One cop died. #                                                                 ...