Adam of the currently-on-hiatus Words Mean Things weblog likes to say that even if Bush were to kill a small child on national television, many of his supporters would find a way to explain it away. As far as I know Bush hasn’t done that yet, preventing us from testing the theory, but an amusingly similar media event has befallen Pete Coors, who’s running for Senate in Colorado. From the Rocky Mountain News: Oops! Coors’ photo used in Klan story.
Thursday’s New York Times misidentified GOP Senate candidate Pete Coors as a Ku Klux Klan member who murdered a black sharecropper.
The Coors campaign found the error “so outrageous it’s kind of funny,” said spokeswoman Cinamon Watson.
Janus/onan’s reaction to the story? “I want a spokeswoman named Cinamon.”