Illiterate peasant = Mexican

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    This is from the AP story about Douglas Bruce's comment. Apart from the obvious PC debate about the ever growing list of "offensive" and "insensitive" words, notice the actual title of the story. It says "Mexican Remark" when he never actually referenced Mexican's specifically. I'm not saying that isn't what he meant, because only an idiot would suggest otherwise, but I would still expect a news source like the AP to confine themselves to reporting the facts and not speculate or editorialize. But hey, maybe that's just me.

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    If everyone knew what he meant, how is it editorializing?

    And don't you have a superfluous apostrophe?
     
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    illegal mexicans ARE illiterate peasants. good grief. Are bloods and crypts NOT thugly hood trash?
     
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    Yo, it's "crips", yo.
     
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    shit. it's been a while since I watched boyz in the hood.
     
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    The bill in question is not specific to Mexicans.

    As an alegedly unbiased news source, they should have replaced Mexican, with "illiterate peasant" in the title, IMO. And also not misreported the facts in the article itself by saying that he specifically called Mexicans "illiterate peasants." Regardless of what you think of the guy and his comment, this is an obvious bias in the way the AP chose to report the incident.
     
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    I so can't stand silliness... do you think he meant anything else? People make comments. Other people understand those comments. Do you think the press is supposed to pretend they're morons?

    Speaking truth ISN'T editorializing.
     
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    You sayin your not down with Snoop Dogg and the LBC? :cool:
     
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    I don't want "truth" from the AP. I want "facts." Truth is subjective, facts are not.

    Is that so hard to understand?
     
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    I used to be, back in the day before he turned to spoken word over hip hop instrumentals, with the audacity to still refer to it as rap.
     

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