An Associated Press report Jan. 29 told us about the appointments Gov. Bob McDonnell made to the State Board of Education, establishing his grip on the board.My follow-on comment:
"Separate but equal" schools were allowed by the U.S. Supreme Court in the 1890s, but declared unconstitutional in 1954.
Whoa! Is the room spinning? What kind of segue was that?Well, the Times did some research and found out that this fella's commentary was more than just insane. It was inaccurate in its underlying facts. From a retraction in this morning's paper:
McDonnell appoints someone to the Board of Education and ... Plessy v. Ferguson breaks out throughout the land like that rash on your butt that occurs when you don't shower after working out?
Get a grip, man.
I don't think we need to worry about ol' Jim Crow a'risin' from the dead. He's history.
As is anything you wrote after the words "McDonnell" and "separate but equal."
A commentary in Monday's newspaper by Bill Caperton, "A return to separate and unequal schools," was predicated on a major error of fact. The gubernatorial appointments he referenced were to the State Board of Elections not, as he asserted, to the State Board of Education. The commentary should not have been published. We apologize for doing so."The commentary should not have been published." Which means my scathing criticism shouldn't have been published either. For that I apolo...
Wait. It was still stupid.
I take back nothing.
This liberal wrote stuff that the editorial staff deemed appropriate. Because they heartily agreed with the sentiment. Without having checked the facts. To their embarrassment.
But since when have facts played a part in the manufacture of their daily offering of nonsense anyway?
Their soulmate got his facts screwed up?
Just another day at the Roanoke Times.