OK, the sun rose in the morning and set again that evening but other than that, nada. Zilch. Nuthin’. How do I know?
Because not one, but two reporters for the New York Times had nothing better to do than write a story with the following headline [via Balloon Juice]:
Asked to Declare His Race, Obama Checks ‘Black’
No wait. It gets worse. Here’s the lede:
It is official: Barack Obama is the nation’s first black president.
I’m sorry to do this to you, but it gets even worse:
Mr. Obama could have checked white, checked both black and white, or checked the last category on the form, “some other race,” which he would then have been asked to identify in writing.
Sure, he could have checked white. Sure.
I’m sure about one thing. More thought went into which box President Obama checked than went into the creation of a seven paragraph article on which box President Obama checked.