Monday, August 02, 2004

Bush-Cheney campaign Racist

The story below is reprinted from because it makes me so damn angry and i want more people to know about this bullshit president of ours.

Fun with Dick

For a journalist assigned to cover a Dick Cheney campaign rally in Arizona, getting racially profiled was just part of the job description, all in the name of "security."

"President Bush's re-election campaign insisted on knowing the race of an Arizona Daily Star journalist assigned to photograph Vice President Dick Cheney. The Star refused to provide the information."

" ... A rally organizer for the Bush-Cheney re-election campaign asked Teri Hayt, the Star's managing editor, to disclose the journalist's race on Friday. After Hayt refused, the organizer called back and said the journalist probably would be allowed to photograph the vice president. 'It was such an outrageous request, I was personally insulted,' Hayt said later."

At least the Bush-Cheney campaign doesn't require journalists to sign "loyalty oaths," a requirement for citizens who want to watch the vice president speak.

"Some would-be spectators hoping to attend Vice President Dick Cheney's rally in Rio Rancho this weekend walked out of a Republican campaign office miffed and ticketless Thursday after getting this news: 'Unless you sign an endorsement for President George W. Bush, you're not getting any passes.'"

For more information on this latest disgusting move by the Bush Administration, check out these stories too:
Bush camp solicits race of Star staffer
Obtaining Cheney Rally Ticket Requires Signing Bush Endorsement

And now for something on a completely different topic...

Village Idiot - The case against M. Night Shenanigans
Oh,i mean M. Night Shyamalan, the man responsible for The Sixth Sense and all the contrived movies that came after it (like Unbreakable -- a.k.a. unbearable -- Signs, and now, The Village).
He's a one-note human gimmick.

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